Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian MorningBrewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning
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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian MorningBrewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fomerly called "Peruvian Morning"

2012 Release: Recalled due to infection
2013 Release: Recalled (at least in part) due to infection
2014 Release: Recalled due to infection
2015 Tap only release

Added by brdc on 01-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,552
Reviews:
497
Ratings:
1,582
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,582 |  Reviews: 497
Photo of JakerLou
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only traces of dark reddish brown are visible near the edge of the glass when the beer is held up to a bright light. It poured with a thin tan colored head that died down, leaving a narrow ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans and bourbon are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of bourbon from the barrel aging with notes of coffee beans and hints of chocolate and vanilla.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The bourbon lends a touch of warming.
O: The taste of this beer is packed with lots of bourbon flavors but it hardly alcoholic and is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGent
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knickfan3
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JD_Brewhaha
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vixie
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very dark beer, not quite black, but close. Very little head, just minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of bourbon in the smell.

Chocolate, coffee, dried fruit are what I notice first. It finishes with warm bourbon notes and a lingering bitterness that is more like dark chocolate than hops.

The feel is probably the weakest part of this one, it seems thin for the style, would prefer a more silky smooth sensation.

In spite of the thin feel, there is a lot of flavor here. The different flavors blend well, leaving what I feel is a very nice dessert beer. This is barrel aging done right, enhancing the flavors without become overwhelming.

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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you FlintB for this
12 oz bottle, 2018, poured into a mug

A- Black with a small mocha head.

S- Coffee, some bourbon, chocolate, touch of caramel malts.

T- Rich roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some bourbon, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very tasty coffee stout, definitely focused on the coffee, worth seeking out.

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Photo of jkblr
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled March 2018 poured into a Duvel glass at just above fridge temp, no ABV listed on label. The beer pours pitch black with minimal khaki colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves barely any lacing. The aroma is lovely with bourbon, coffee, chocolate and vanilla working in and out of each sniff. The taste is dark roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate up front rolling into bourbon and oak on the finish. Mouthfeel is full to medium bodied, lowly carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. The bitterness seems to come from the coffee and roast malt and the balance is perfect. Overall, outstanding. Fantastic beer with little to no hype. Recommended.

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Photo of Minnesotamatthew
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2018 vintage. 12oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

Pour: Black, Black, Black with a nice one finger tan head. Dissipates fairly quickly into a nice ring with some clouds. Small amount of bubble lacing. Attractive.

Nose: coffee upfront, some oak, some bourbon, dark fruit sweetness and vanilla.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose with coffee throughout, bourbon, deep roasted malts, oak and vanilla. Hints of molasses, dark fruits, brown sugar. Rich, complex and well balanced. The coffee isn’t overpowering which is often the case with coffee stouts.

Mouthfeel: fairly high carbonation. Not thick but substantial with some oily characteristics but a dry finish. Very enjoyable.

Overall: really like this. The complexity is well balanced. Flavors emerge as it warms a bit. Clean mouthfeel. Would definitely buy again when in the mood for a coffee stout.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2018 Vintage, pours as black as burnt coffee with a creamy 1-2 finger tan head that was packed with tiny bubbles, dissipating slowly and leaving good spotty lacing as it slid down the glass.

Smells of fresh ground coffee, roasted coffee beans, charred oak, faint vanilla, chocolate, smoked grains, burnt wood like campfire wood, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toasted coconut and chocolate milk. For a roasted malt bomb with coffee added to the mix it brings a lot of roasted malt complexities while taming the sweetness. The coffee is the strongest aroma, but some booze peeks through once in a while.

Tastes of fresh ground coffee, charred oak, faint vanilla, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate or bitter bakers chocolate, smoked grains, burnt wood like campfire wood, brown sugar, molasses, very mild soy sauce, toffee, toasted coconut, piney hops, earthy notes like dry leaves, burnt coffee grinds and chocolate milk or half and half. The aftertaste is almost sweet with coffee, toffee, dark chocolate and mild booze like dark rum or bourbon.

of coconut and vanilla to go along with the sweet bourbon, coffee, and chocolaty stout.

Mouthfeel is very creamy, like half and half with a nice thickness, mild carbonation, a light bitterness, lots of char and roasty aspects, plenty of coffee and chocolate and the right amount of sweetness to make it seem balanced.

Overall I thought it was delicious and outstanding, especially since it's been in the bottle for less than 6 months. The flavors are rich and complex, while the coffee bitterness works well with the roasted, charred chocolate notes. Really smooth, it masks the ABV and is a wonderful slow sipper. Big fan of the Central Waters Brewer's Reserve series, they have not let me down yet.

The bottle states it's a "A bourbon barrel aged imperial stout made with freshly roasted Emy J's Coffee. This beer is as complex as it gets. Flavors of vanilla, tannins, and coffee meld together to create a flavor as deep as the ravines of the Peruvian Andes." Summed up perfectly, seek this out if you like coffee infused imperial stouts.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a teku.

L: Pours a dark, dark brown--basically black, with a creamy tan head slightly under a finger.

S: Moreso than most stouts, the dark fruit really comes through. A rich aroma of figs, plums, and raisins. Not really picking up on the coffee. I do get an unoffensive whiff of bourbon. The confluence of aromas gives a very good approximation of maple syrup, even though I know none of that is used.

T: I can taste the coffee here. It balances very well with the bourbon and dark fruit, which do follow the nose. Molasses and brown sugar add the perfect touch of sweetness to the bitterness.

F: Heavy, smooth, and creamy. The word "silky" would describe it perfectly. An additional kick of sweetness comes in a second or two after it goes down the gullet.

O: This was my first barrel Central Waters beer. Really happy I grabbed it. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,582 ratings