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Peruvian Morning | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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

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

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Photo of CWhite
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of mtrog313
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of KarlHungus
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours an opaque dark brown color. The head is a half inch of tan foam that recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is very nice balance of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and graham cracker. Very mouthwatering. I could smell this beer all day long. The taste is similar to the aroma in that there is a lot of complexity with many different parts intermingling with each other. The malty chocolate and vanilla flavors come through first with a creamy coffee presence in the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with appropriately low carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is a very well crafted beer. A great beer in fact. I would drink this beer daily if it were available for me to do so.

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Photo of TATURBO
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mconz
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice glass.
Label says bottled in January.

Appearance: Pours very dark and black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Decent one finger tan head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Big bourbon aroma upfront with some vanilla, oak, wood, and lots of coffee. Also some chocolate dark malts, smoke, and a noticeable whiff of dark fruit cherries. Definitely some sour elements here. A nicely complex and robust smelling stout.

Taste: A big taste of the barrel aging mixed with coffee beans. Notes of bourbon, lots of vanilla, some oak and wood. Lots of coffee and a nice background of dark malts with some chocolate and caramel. Also some hints of dark cherries in the background. Sweet and somewhat syrupy with the strong vanilla presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat sticky. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very good take on a coffee forward barrel aged stout. The barrel elements mix in very nicely.

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Photo of claaark13
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Founders snifter. Thanks Mista.

A - Dark brown, thick head. Actually doesn't look at all as great as I'd expect from the style. Maybe average.

S - Strong yet smooth coffee with a little bit of sweetness, maybe from the malts. Very nice but one dimensional.

T - Coffee, sweetness, dark malts, coffee, slight falling off and then more nice coffee. Some dryness comes out at the finish. Vanilla lingers far in the background of the after-flavor. Enough complexity to keep the mind in check yet still drinkable. I don't get any of the 8.5%.

M - Medium at best, could be better for the style.

O - I'm not sure if I think it really fits well into the style. However, it is a very good beer. The coffee is very present but great. The barrel really adds to the finish. The problems I have lie in the appearance and overall body of the beer. I'd actually feel that this really just pushes the brink of a Stout and doesn't really qualify as a Double Stout. That said, I'd buy this if it were available locally. No question.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of chanokokoro
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter (2012 vintage)

A: Pours a very dark brown to black with a beige one finger head that quickly dissipates into a ring that borders the glass. No visible lacing.

S: Wonderful smell of espresso, vanilla, and bourbon with underpinings of roasted malt.

T: Vanilla and bourbon upfront, smooth short transition into roasted malt that flows into a espresso finish.

M: Light medium body that disappears fairly quickly, especially for a barrel aged stout. An enjoyable level of heat from the alcohol. Perfect carbonation.

O: A very enjoyable offering from CW. They have nailed alsmost everything except the body and a bit more flavor. As with other CW Stouts, including Satin Solstice and Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout, this stout needs a bit more backbone to push it from the very good to great.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JJWIGHT
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter (2012 vintage)

A) Looks black coming out of the bottle, but closer inspection reveals this to be a deep brown. There was a half a finger of khaki colored head that transitions quickly to a collar. Just a little lacing.

S) Really quite delicious. Coffee, vanilla, caramel, and just the right amount of bourbon aroma.

T) Coffee upfront, then vanilla, caramel/toffee. This has a nice woody, earthy quality, along with a slightly sweet/warm bourbon finish and aftertaste.

M) This could have been better. I was looking for something rather thick, that kind of sticks to the palate. This was thin and tingly in comparison to other beers of this style I have recently enjoyed.

O) A fine offering from Central Waters. The body could use some
work, but really this was very good . I would gladly recommend.

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4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a large sniffter

Appearance : black in color with not much light passing though. A small 1fingeroff head forms with minimal lacing sticking to the glass.

Smell : very pleasant and pungent roasted coffee aromas abound on the nose. I'm also picking up alot of alcohol on the nose.

Taste : great flavor lots of coffee and expresso notes. This stout has huge and great tasting roasted malts. Very little hop bitterness if any

Mouthfeel : Full bodied brew with pleasant carbonation

Overall : I must say I am throughly impressed by this beer. Its hot huge flavor and and bold aromas. Highly recommend this beer to any who enjoys big stouts.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This aroma is heavenly, burst from the bottle. Boozy caramel and toffee blended with oily coffee beans. Very reminiscent of Big Hugs on the nose. A surprising level of clarity. Pours like a fresh pokal of Sumatra with very little head. Goddamn is that smell terrific. The taste - I don’t even know how to describe this. It’s so perfect. Really a brilliant combination of smoky caramel and light chocolate with fresh, fresh coffee beans. They’ve achieved a truly perfect balance here. Mouthfeel could be amped up a bit but that’s my one and only critique. This beer is otherwise flawless in my book. Extremely well done. This is a definite must-try!

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Treebs
3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a Founders snifter. Bottled January 2012.

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a one finger khaki head that recedes to a thick collar. The collar leaves some soapy lace.

S: Nice notes of coffee beans and toasted malts. Minimal chocolate and a very light hint of barrel presence. Good, but nothing really stands out.

T: There is a coffee bean front with a minimal bourbon and oak that comes through in the middle and lingers throughout the rest of the sip. Bitter bakers chocolate is present in the slightest manner on the finish. Sort of unbalanced.

M: A tad thin for the style. This drinks more like a thinned porter than an imperial stout. I would imagine the barrel aging does some of this, but it's even too thin for that. The carbonation is sort of high and prickly. Not my favorite feel.

O: The flavors were nice, but a little unbalanced and the body was too thin for an imperial stout, even a barrel aged one.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sean9689
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a darker brown color, small tan-colored head, thin collar.

S - Sweet coffee and chocolate, light booze, burnt sugars. The coffee isn't quite as intense as I was expecting, and this is sweeter then I thought it would be as well.

T - Similar to the nose. Coffee, chocolate, light booze, oak. Nothing too in-your-face here, but still very nice...perhaps a bit too subtle. Finish is sweet candy and light coffee.

M - Light to medium, light carbonation, creamy sweet finish.

O - We had the Bourbon Péché Mortel right before this, which was probably a mistake. This isn't even anywhere in the ballpark compared to that beer, but is nice on its own. It really doesn't drink like an Imperial Stout, IMO. Nice, not world-class or anything.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,447 ratings
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