Peruvian Morning | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Peruvian MorningPeruvian Morning

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 richbrew
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of brian23456
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of thebouch01
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of KHM
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mikennat
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of hu5om
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Retsinis
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this beer in a trade, (thanks mnbearsfan) and brought it to a small bottle share. Turned out someone else brought this beer too, so that made it 24 oz to pass around, so I got a good sized pour.

A: The beer pours near black in color, but when held to the light, is actually a hazy/cloudy brown. A small ring of khaki colored bubbles formed, and retained. No lacing, and minimal head.

S: Strong & potent scents of fine Espresso, followed by a touch of oak, and some light aroma’s of earthy malts & hops.

T: Initially coffee, and that flavor dominates. Second sip I detect some light vanilla, mild bourbon, oak, and light roasted malt. Finishes a bit thin considering.

M: Kiss of bitterness & coffee acidity, light carbonation, mild oily viscosity.

O: Good, but less than I was hoping for. I love RIS, coffee infused, and bourbon barrel aged, but this was a little light in my opinion. The coffee was a nice flavor note, but it dominates the palate, leaving just mild flavor note integration with the rest of the beer ingredients.

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Photo of DearthVader
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle and Darkness snifter provided by DoctorRock

Cheers, Andy!

It pours an extremely dark brown with a creamy coffee ice cream colored head. Extremely thick, creamy lacing comes off of the never fading head that lies atop. The only downfall of the appearance is it is a very thin looking body with more carbonation than you'd expect.

Smell is of cocoa nibs, espresso beans, slight oak, and an ever so slight bourbon. I really wish there was more bourbon in the nose. Slight vanilla comes through as well.

Taste is upfront with the sweet vanilla and strong chocolate malt. A nice oak profile comes in on the back of the tongue with the roasted espresso beans and that faint bourbon feature comes through again. Still wish there were more bourbon on this one.

The mouthfeel is incredibly thin for the style. It makes it very drinkable, but the style shouldn't be like this. Heavily carbonated as well. I look for a smooth creamy feel on my bourbon barreled stouts. This didn't have it.

A decent offering, but I think I was expecting more. Regardless, I'm still grateful to have tried it.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Peruvian morning

Dark blackish brown with a dark tan  head. Decent lace and retention  looks a bit thin...3.5

Smells minty.  Lots of chocolate malt too, so the minty comes across like those mint meltaways or Andes mints. Some nice coffee and bourbon notes kick up a nice little aroma here.  4

The flavor is sweet malts, with chocolate malt playing a key role.  Roasted coffee notes remind mr of chocolate covered espresso beans. Mint comes through too, and I'm not loving that element of the profile, but otherwise very nice. 4

Body is a bit thin, little oily, and slick feeling. Meh. 2.5

Overall-- this is the best CW stout I've had...  It still doesn't totally blow my mind, but I do like the coffee and whiskey notes.  4

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Photo of bonkers
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this in the Secret Halloween BIF, thanks Michael. The pour is opaque black with a thin white head, nice lacing. The smell is a mix of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. The flavors meld well together, lots of coffee. The oak, vanilla, and bourbon are nice complements, lingering coffee finish. It is a bit thin for an imperial stout, good carbonation, the 8.5% abv is barely detectactable. A great coffee stout, this version was 2001, and I have to seek out more!!

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Photo of amphion1065
1.61/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. bottle from 2010 poured into a Portsmouth tulip. One of several extras from Knifestyles.

Basically black. A half-finger brown head with loose bubbles forms but subsides quickly. Minor lacing.

The aroma is very odd. It's sort of like a vegetable stew. There is definitely corn in here, and to be completely honest it sort of smells like Fritos.

The taste is markedly better than the smell. Sort of a Mexican chocolate thing going on, with fudge and some peppery spices. No real coffee to speak of. However, there's also that very odd, vegetal taste throughout.

Mouthfeel is thin and overcarbonated. Time has not improved the drinkability of this beer.

A beer that I imagine is wonderful fresh, this has not held up well. I'm not quite sure what happened, given that this particular bottle wasn't terribly old. I'll hold out for a new sample in the future.

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Photo of davidbowers13
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

January 2011 - 12oz bottle

A - Pours a dark brown/black with some carbonation. Minimal head that quickly fades. No lacing. Wondering if this is because I waited so long to drink it.

S - Chocolate, some coffee and a good amount of toasted vanilla from the barrel. Very deep and complex profile.

T - Very similar to the nose. Complex flavor profile that changed from start to finish. I will have to try this fresh to see if anything has changed.

M - I didn't have an issue with the bitterness. I didn't think it was boost either. It wasn't too sweet either. My only complaint is the carbonation. I think it has a tad too much.

O - Another solid beer from Central Waters. I wish I had tried this fresh. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jstilwell for sending this one. Bottled Jan 2011.

Forgot about it and meant to drink it right away, but couldn't find a good time, and now the coffee probably isn't as fresh as it should be, but I'm sure it will still be delicious.

Pours a light fizzy small head that barely covers the beer but typical for the style, over pitch black beer, not super thick but no light coming through.

Nose is nice, some dark malts, plenty of roasted malts, some dark and baker's chocolate, almost cocoa nib aromas, and hint of oats, all with a really nice coffee aroma, like fresh brewed med roast coffee.

Taste brings lots of chocolate again, dark roasted malts, a really nice big dark stout flavor. Some oats give it a creamy oatmeal like flavor but not much. The roast starts to come through as it warms and sits in my mouth, with some coffee from the roast, and light acrid coffee grind flavor but not a lot. It also brings quite a bit of acidity, mixed with the slight acrid flavor are the only harsh flavors. The coffee is there, not as strong as I'm sure it was, with a bit of a nice med roast brewed coffee flavor but not huge. A bit of booze creeps up, with some warmth and bit of tingle. Finishes sticky and still a bit sweet, plenty of lingering roasted malts, just a bit of chocolate left, and quite a bit of bitterness coming through mostly from the roasted malts.

Mouth is bigger bodied, fairly thick and a bit creamy, with lower but decent for the style carb, and some warming tingly booze.

Overall pretty good, would be better fresher I bet with the fresh coffee that probably died off a bit in the 9-10 months since. Despite the booze, a bit of acrid burnt grinds flavor, and some acidity, it's still a nice dark roasty chocolate stout.

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Photo of Labonix
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darkish brown color. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate right away followed by coffee and a little bit of vanilla with a slight alcohol burn at the end. The beer is thin for a stout, but still very pleasant to drink. This is a beer definetly worth drinking again.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into tulip glass

A: Pours nearly black brown with a finger of off white head. I'm a bit surprised how (relatively) light this beer is. Head fades away to a thin ring, decent lacing around the glass.

S: Strong bourbon and coffee scents, with vanilla and chocolate in the background.

T: Sweet bourbon and loads of toffee backed by vanilla and coffee. Quite smooth, quite tasty. Just missing a bit of roast and chocolate flavor.

M: A bit thin for an imperial stout, but this adds to the drinkability of the beer. This is an everyday KBS.

O: I really enjoy this beer. It's quite easy to drink, but has very nice flavors. I have had it fresh a few times, and remember it tasting better then. Maybe I'll revisit when the 2012 comes out.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown to black with pretty nice tan head.

The smell is awesome. Lots of bourbon and a slight roast but no coffee to be found.

The taste on the other hand the coffee shines through great with a coffee bitterness on the back that lingers for a bit. You get a ton of roast on the front and middle with a slight visit from the bourbon and some vanilla on the back, soon with coffee on the finish.

I didn't expect much out of the beer for whatever reason and I had no idea it was barrel aged. So I say this beer is a success.

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Photo of dcloeren
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Big thanks to UMNbeerhunter for this extra

Poured a deep deep mahogany brown with cherry edges. It looks black until held up to the light... Great foamy khaki colored head, about 2.5 fingers worth that sloooowwwlllyyy faded throughout the beer

Getting great notes of dark chocolate vanilla, coffee and great woody qualities. The vanilla really stands out and is a nice treat

Taste follows the nose but with some added molasses. Again, the vanilla stands out. Very smooth, all flavors mesh together nicely

Medium bodied but thin, which is a turn off for me. I feel like this could have been a very special stout if this would have had a thicker mouthfeel... not very carbonated at all. Weakest link by far.

Overall, this was a very tasty stout and a great extra for a trade. The thin body was a low point but the smell and taste of this beer is way too good to let that ruin the beer. Thoroughly enjoyed this brew for sho

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Photo of xnicknj
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into large snifter - thanks to Donerik

Pours a deep, dark color with some lighter cherry hues towards the top. Thin head dissolves immediately, leaving some swirls of film and a couple spots of lacing.

Divine aroma with vanilla, oak, bourbon, and milky chocolate up front. More notes of roasted malt, caramel, and coffee beans add to the party.

Roasted, full flavored malts with coffee beans up front. Plenty of sweetness delivered by the syrupy caramel and vanilla notes from the bal aging. Decent splash of milky chocolate. Bourbon runs throughout the entire profile, adding a smooth, yet noticeable boozy tone. Finishes with alcohol heat and soft sweetness.

Full body, decent carbonation, silky smooth and balanced on the tongue. The balance and smoothness on this beer was incredible, making the already delicious profile even better.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice golden colored head! Pour is very nice and well put. Brew is decent looking...

S - Lots of green chilies and coffee! Awesome! Strong chocolate and lactic scent. Vanilla too stands out.

T - WOW! this brew goes BANG! Super awesome coffee and belgian mix... Big robust flavors! Awesome brew!

M - Carbonation is way too high... Brew is perfect on the bitterness scale. Great deep brew!

O - Way unique brew! Super glad to have picked this one up in a trade! Can't wait to try this one again!!!

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Photo of gregshead
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 6/6/11. Reviewed from notes. Thanks to BT for once again hooking me up. This guy kills it.

A: Pours black with a light colored finger of head.

S: A good amount of both coffee and bourbon waft into my nose

T: An interesting mixture of of coffee and bourbon. Coffee up front with a strong bourbon presence in the back but the coffee biterness is still there.

M: Lighter feel in my mouth, lighter than I expect from this type of beer. Lots of carb.

O: It really is a balanced heavy hitter of the two flavors. Really happy with the balance the coffee brought this bourbon barrel beer.

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Photo of brew3crew
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Founders Sniftner. 2011 vintage

A-dark black with a great tan head that stuck around for a while

S-Nice vanilla notes and a slight bit of bourbon. Coffee comes out as it warms

T-Nice meld of bourbon and coffee (even though it is fading with age).

M-Medium body and smooth

O-Very good beer

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Photo of FourKicks
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Jolly Pumpkin snifter.

Pours a deep muddy brown with a fair amount of light khaki head that leaves very little lacing.

Delightful aroma of bourbon and coffee, along with vanilla and roasted malts. Subtle hints of dark fruit.

First sip is dominated by bourbon and coffee...Now picking up some nice vanilla, oak and roasted malts. Hints of dark fruit, chocolate and caramel are standing in the background.

Mouth feel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Slightly creamy. Would prefer it to be a little more on the thicker side.

I would not call this a well balanced beer but the bold, upfront mixture of bourbon and coffee makes me a big fan of this brew. Maybe a little thin but overall a very high quality beer.

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Photo of treyrab
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Casey for sending this extra in our most recent trade. Had been wanting to try this for a while now and glad I finally have the chance.

A: Poured into a snifter style glass. A very murky brown with some crimson hues; a very muddy brown. A foam that is the color of a nice espresso foam. It sticks around for a while, but doesn't lace.

S: Very interesting scent. Bourbon - check. Coffee - check. Roasted malts - check. Vanilla - check. Tart fruits - check. More tart fruits - check. This one has a very interesting quality of tart cherries, which caught me off guard.

T: Again, the tart fruit qualities hit me off the bat. They blend very nicely though with the bourbon and vanilla. Almost as if a dab of Supplication was thrown in here. Pretty complex.

Overall, this was very solid. A very interesting -Bal aged stout that I am glad I tried.

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