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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 bradycd1
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kbogac
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, dark brown almost black. No foam, a very fine ring around the edge with some light lacing. Smell is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt and coffee, a little peppery in the middle, and a chocolate finish. As it warms the bourbon becomes more noticeable. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall a good beer with great taste. Very easy to drink considering the size.

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Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Vonerichs
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, borderline black color. The 1/4" of tan head doesn't linger.

Smells heavily of coffee, vanilla, and even a whiff of campfire smoke.

This is possibly the best coffee flavor I've ever experienced in a beer. It takes center stage, but tastes like freshly brewed then iced coffee. It doesn't have even the faintest trace of stale or bitter coffee. The bourbon notes of wood and vanilla don't pop until it warms to just below room temperature. If you drink this too cold, it will be missed.

Mouthfeel is a little thinner than I like, but still creamy just enough. Carbonation is on the lighter side of moderate.

This is a fantastic beer and as I stated already, the coffee is done perfectly in this one. Bravo.

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Photo of Grohnke
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My nose is bombarded with roasted barley, fresh coffee grounds, and some subtle bourbon notes (which come out strong, once it comes down to temperature).

The color is deep dark brown, nearly opaque, but not quite. And if held at the right angle, some soft red and light golden brown hues come out near the edge. Creamy tan head, which stays put.

The first flavor that comes with the initial sip is Choco-coff-on-illa. Yes, Chococoffonilla. The chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and vanilla play so seamlessly and intertwined that not one stands out more than the other. Rich malty and sticky sweetness. When it warms the bourbon, with its barrel counterpart, naturally comes out a bit stronger, along with some warming alcohol. While the light bittering hops provide a nice finish, a sweet, sticky film is left behind, covering the entire surface area of your mouth, with the bourbon barrel lingering the most.

Good amount of carbonation, higher than a stout would typically have. Also it drinks a bit thin. Nonetheless, it drinks very well.

Overall, this is a standout beer. The aroma is wonderful, and the flavor, as mentioned, is so well balanced and well rounded. The mouthfeel is the one detractor, but the aroma and taste are so well done, that I can allow myself to see past this, and perhaps even enjoy its lightness. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didnt allow this one to come down in temperature. I want to say its a sipper, but its too damn good to just sip. Luckily I have another.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

A single picked up from my local Binny’s. 2012 vintage.

Appearance – Pours into my trusty tulip with a dark chocolate color. About a finger of head is achieved with a vigorous pour.

Smell – While pouring, the coffee aromas begin to overflow everywhere from the glass. Wonderful vanilla, fresh coffee, roasted malts, slight bourbon.

Taste – Right there with the nose, which pleases me immensely. I still find it odd I dislike coffee (I may drink 2 cups a year) yet I thoroughly enjoy a good coffee stout. This beer starts and ends with lively coffee flavors. In between the vanilla shines, along with the bourbon. The beer ends with dry, roasted malts/coffee.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, lower carbonation, a hint creamy though I wish it were just a bit more.

Overall – A very good beer from CW. I had the BBBW right before this and enjoyed that beer as well. I need to find a couple more pronto.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just finished up writing a full review for this beer and for whatever reason beer advocate logged me out when I hit review and so the whole thing was deleted. Definitely a bit irked right now and so forgive me if this isn't one of my greatest reviews.

Taken from notes written 3 days ago.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel Snifter. I Was incredibly excited to find this beer especially because some friends had led me to believe that it was only available for purchase at the brewery. However I managed to find a 4-pack as well as Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barley wine at Gary's beer and liquor in Oak Creek.

A-Pours out a rich black, but isn't necessarily a deep black. Has a rich tan head that is very frothy and fluffy. The head dissipates rather quickly after the beer is poured leaving a bubbly ring behind that clings to the edges of the glass.

S- Right from the moment I popped the cap off of this beer the strong smell of bourbon was very noticeable. There is a slight coffee nose as well as well as hints of caramel and chocolate. Aside from the fact that this is a bba beer, there is a very strong scent of alcohol encapsulating the overall aroma. The sweet chocolate and caramel notes blend together very well with the coffee notes leaving behind the scent of a chocolate pastry.

T- Overall this beer begins sweet and ends with a slightly bitter, yet still sweet, finish.This beer tastes very strongly of alcohol which I find to be very odd for a beer under the 9.5% ABV mark. The beer both starts and finishes with the taste of rich coffee that slightly masks the malty notes of bourbon that is very apparent at the beginning. This isn't to say however, that the taste of bourbon is very light. There is definitely a very suitable amount of rich malty, earthy, bourbon flavor to this beer that isn't incredibly overpowering. In between the taste of coffee, sweet notes of cocoa make themselves known. The taste ends with the same bitter finish that coffee ends with meshed together with the very sweet notes of chocolate that leave it tasting like toffee or an espresso candy.

M- Light to medium carbonation feel to this beer. It is an overall smooth beer with a slight chew to it almost as if it has a medium body even though everything else about this beer points to it having a more heavy body.

O- A very good beer especially if you like whiskey/bourbon. You can tell the folks over at central waters put a good amount of work into this little-known Wisconsin gem. Unfortunately I was slightly disappointed by this beer. I had heard quite a few good things about how phenomenal this brew was, which unfortunately made it so that this brew had some very high expectations to live up to right to from the get-go. I definitely did enjoy it though. I found it to be incredibly flavorful and very rich. I had a few of these the night I tried it with some other beers in between and non of them were able to hold up in flavor to this imperial stout. I noticed that for the majority, the coffee flavor becomes less noticeable after you have been sipping it for a while. An awesome brew that every Wisconsin beer geek should try. Unfortunately the price makes it so that I probably wont be purchasing this beer again.

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Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of pschul4
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Really excited about trying this one!

A- Much lighter than I was expecting or a BBA stout. Light tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing around the edges

S- Really good, sweet coffee and slight bourbon leave my mouth watering. Not quite as good as BCBCS but still great.

T- Not much coffee on the front. A little bit of bourbon and some roast stout characteristics. Nice coffee taste in the after taste. Really digging this.

M- Biggest problem with this beer. It's too thin for a big stout and leaves me wanting to add something to thicken it

O- I love the scent and the taste. Making this beer a little thicker would do wonders for it on the whole

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Photo of MBrausen
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a CBS snifter.

A. Pours a dark black color, mocha colored foam, light head that rests at a bubbly ring, nice lacing as it is sipped.

S. Smells of sweet bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oak.

T. Tastes of oak, nice smooth bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate, and toffee.

M. Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation, coarse and dry feeling.

O. A very good beer. Very complex, with lots of flavors. A nice smooth non-hot beer for how fresh it is. A year or two on this and it could be truly amazing.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So glad these guys come to Illinois now!

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a deep, honey brown color and settles a solid, dark brown color. There is some cola colored edging, with almost zero head. Miniature spots of lacing.

The nose is pretty awesome. Balance between the ingredients is perfectly achieved here. First, I'm hit with the fresh coffee beans, followed by some equally potent vanilla, and sweet smelling toffee. The booze is very nicely masked here.

The taste is nicely balanced as well. The fresh coffee is there but not overbearing like in some coffee stouts. Following the coffee is some vanilla and toffee, bourbon heat, and dry tannins. Pretty nice.

The mouthfeel is lacking a strong, full body that is to be expected in such a brew. However, the carbonation levels are adequate so it does that that going for it.

Overall, i was pretty impressed with this beer. I enjoyed the balance between scents and flavors. Well done.

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Photo of LaCoursiere
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled in January 2012, poured into a snifter.

A - Pours the color of badly used motor oil. A bit of light coming through on the edges indicates a brownish ruby hue. No head or lacing to speak of.

S - Very pleasing aroma of spicy bourbon with leather and oak notes and freshly brewed coffee

T - Up front it tastes like a cup of french press dark roast that was a bit over-extracted with notes of bitter bakers chocolate and very prominent vanilla that comes in before the finish. The finish is quite boozy, bourbon heavy and has some tannin astringency.

M - Slick, smooth, but a bit thin up front, a burst of light carbonation then a dry finish with plenty of alcohol warmth.

O/D - I'm a bourbon fan and I typically dig bourbon barrel aged beers, but this one doesn't quite do it for me. It's hot with booze, and has some interesting bitter notes. I'm going to cellar my other three bottles in the hope that the heat will decline a bt.

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Photo of dasmusik
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled January 2012. This one is FRESH.

A - Pours a clear nut brown color, and has slight watery look to it. Almost no head or lacing, but leaves slight alcohol residue on the glass much like wine.

S - Almost more boozy/bourbony than coffee, with notes of almond, molasses, and earth.

T - A lot like bourbon, I was hoping for more coffee flavor. Starts like coffee and stout, and ends like bourbon. A lot of bourbon. As the beer sat and opened up a bit, and became a bit more balanced.

M- Very smooth, almost no fizzy carbonation, which is consistent with the imbalance in bourbon over stout flavors.

O - Great beer, and can't wait to try it with some age on it, although I don't know if it will help the coffee flavors. Central Waters impresses me again.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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