Peruvian Morning | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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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:
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
Ratings:
1,447
Reviews:
457
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.65%
 
 
Wants:
414
Gots:
296
For Trade:
19
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to slentz for the generous extra

Pours black with little noticable head. Thin tan wisp.

Smells of mainly coffee with a little bit of roasted malt.

Flavor starts out with a strong roasted malt presence. Some earthy hops also, but the main flavor throughout is coffee.

Decent mouthfeel with good carbonation levels.

Fairly solid beer, but nothing spectacular. It's a little one note towards coffee, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of BillHilly
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Jetfire
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of starrdogg
3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one.

Pours a dark reddish-brown with a thin white head. Much lighter than your average stout. Smell is heavy on the coffee with a bit of oak hiding in the background. Flavor isn't quite what I expected: the coffee comes through in a very acidic way which throws things off a bit. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style, doesn't support this beer very well. Overall, this beer doesn't quite live up to expectations. It's very thin and acidic for something that's supposed to be an imperial stout. That said, it's certainly not bad, just not worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of barnzy78
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012, 12oz, bottled in January. Pours near black with a thin beige head that is quick to dissipate. Trace lacing on the glass. Aromas are boozy bourbon, roasty, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes are coffee, bourbon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, very boozy with a peppery prickle on the finish. When cold, the coffee really stands out, but as it warms the bourbon takes center stage and really dominates the palate. Mouth is on the thinner side of full bodied, and slightly gritty or chalky. Overall, I enjoyed this one, but feel compelled to compare it to a certain counterpart that I haven't had in awhile, that being KBS. Either way, this was worth the try.

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3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2011 bottle thanks to Baconsausage. This one's got a bit of age on it. Poured into a snifter.

A: Medium brown, little bit of a quick creamy head that quickly disappeared. Somewhat translucent. Looks more like a brown ale than a stout.

S: Not getting much smell when cool, nose is mostly of bourbon as it warms with a little vanilla. Faint metallic smell. Really unremarkable.

T: Some dark fruit, just a hint, barely, of coffee, and then bourbon, but not really in a good way. And BA RISs are my favorite. Tastes more like a BA brown ale than an imperial stout.

M: Pretty light, much lighter than expected. Much more watery than I like my big stouts.

O: Did not live up to the hype for me. The age might have done this one in a bit. Need to try it fresh.

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Photo of Blanco
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rfgetz
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a near pitch black with firm, dense cap of mocha froth, good retention and lacing. Scent is dominated by strong, heavy roasted espresso beans, fresh brewed espresso, fresh scraped vanilla bean, bitter baking chocolate and fudge, bourbon notes hint at alcohol, some dark stone fruit. Taste follows suit, big coffee notes, both bean and brewed, big vanilla - not sure whats from the wood vs. any bean or extract, nice bitter fudge like chocolate, subtle fruit, some bourbon for character but not to overpower, light creamy sweetness. Full bodied, silky smooth and lightly creamy. Overall, fantastic find on draft and something I could have had multiple pours of if not for the late hour. A big recommend.

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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Block 15 snifter. Bottled Jan. 2012. Thanks for this one Jay!

A: Pours near black with a finger of soft dark brown head that faded into a very thin collar. Tiny spots of soapy lace were left down the glass.
S: Very rich smelling with notes of bourbon, chocolate, and black coffee. I get a few strange metallic notes as well.
T: Coffee comes out more in the taste than it did on the nose. I’m not getting any metallic notes which is good. Bourbon and vanilla mix well with the coffee, and chocolate and a little bit of oak bring up the finish. Aftertaste is roasted and sweet.
M: Soft tingly carbonation that foams up on my palate over a medium-full body and slick and clean mouthfeel. Finish is drying.
O: A very rich and enjoyable coffee stout. Coffee flavors are natural and the bourbon mixes well. Thanks a ton, jbck109!

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3.32/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This bottle was courtesy of mystikyle, thanks Kyle!

This beer pours a medium bodied dark cola brown with only a slight lacing around my snifter. The nose is dark sweet malt, slight coffee, and a good amount of bourbon barrel with plenty of vanilla sweetness. There definitely isn't as much coffee as I anticipated. The flavors are of sweet dark malts, cola, vanilla, and light bourbon. There is little to no coffee and it finishes pretty watery. It's also a little over carbonated. It drinks medium in body and leaves a slight bourbon barrel vanilla in the after taste. I don't like how light this is, like their bourbon barrel stout. It's odd and over carbonated. Also, where's the coffee? I consider this beer to be pretty average and wouldn't buy it if I saw it. The mouthfeel is just too light and I really wish it at least looked like a stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of sommersb
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-07-2012
Freshness: Bottled 01-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance is black and mostly opaque, with just a hint of brown edges when held to the light. The tan head is less than a finger high, with a low amount of retention and fair lacing.

Aromas consist of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, oak, vanilla and roasted grains; complex and delightful.

Taste is rich, with chocolate sweetness, coffee, alcohol (whiskey), vanilla and oak/wood. Not really any hop bitterness present.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. Finish is of sweet dark chocolates and bourbon, with a nice alcohol warmth.

Overall a rich and strong stout; a pleasing sipper for the end of the day.

Thanks to Duff27 for this one!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of jjanega08
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Jan 2012

A= Pours a nice looking deep brown color. For some reason after seeing it fall from the glass and seeing the brown highlights I don't feel comfortable calling it a black color. The head is a little small and falls fast into a thin layer on top of the glass with very little lacing.
S= The smell is a nice mix of bourbon and coffee. The coffee may be fading a bit after the time, I hate to say. It seems a little light on the nose though.

T= The taste is a lot like the nose. A nice bourbon taste with some coffee backing it up. The stout base doesn't really come through as much as I would have hoped. It's almost like an irish coffee.

M= A nice amount of carbonation in it. The flavor doesn't linger too much.

O= I'm a little disapointed to tell you the truth. I've heard a ton about this beer. It was a little bit of a let down. A solid coffee and broubon beer but the stout itself doesn't impress much. Boost the beer flavor while keeping the coffee and bourbon the same.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,447 ratings.
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