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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4.16/5
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1,540 Ratings
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:
#1,528
Reviews:
484
Ratings:
1,540
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
416
Gots:
333
Trade:
21
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Ratings: 1,540 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of Mikexw
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sauced4life
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RacerX5k
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look. I remember the infected days. And, of course, I drank my 4 pak I'm sure as I'm not a kid, I don't drain pour ... enough 2013.

Pretty color with nice highlights but little thin. Aroma is coffee, coffee, coffee. Did I say coffee? Almost perfect. First taste turned my stomach though, yes it's been a bad day but something didn't come together between the huge coffee flavor and the bourbon, more like straight whiskey. Little better as we go, my stomach adjusting to the hugeness of flavor. Chocolate and vanilla along with the coffee. Mouthfeel very thin.

Overall good, good to see the barrel not obliterating the coffee but somehow, maybe almost too much coffee.

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Photo of EdFed
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of caramel-colored fizz that pops away quickly. Aroma is heavy medium-roast, floral coffee, milk and dark chocolate, with a light kiss of bourbon and alcohol and heartier notes of roasted and toasted malts. Flavor profile is medium-roast coffee with hearty notes of milk and dark chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, and a hint of alcohol. Lovely body and depth, with coffee coming off right at the nose. Bourbon is present throughout the flavor profile, but becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a pleasant velvety feel that gets broken up by a harsh layer of carbonation. Overall, heavy coffee, but that's what this beer is about. Not much outside of the coffee, narrowing the focus on the use of coffee beans in both the aroma and flavor.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of mschrei
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good. Lots of flavor, lots of coffee and barrel. Slightly oiliness, good alcohol burn. Tasty and balanced.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown pours produced a near black body in the glass, with translucence around the edges... Vigorous pour into an over-sized snifter produced a slim finger of dark foam that was gone within minutes, leaving a clean black mirror surface... Aromas were predictably full of coffee, chocolates, and vanilla... The sip brought some molasses sweetness to the cold coffee and a robe of chocolate and syrupy vanilla to the tongue, while bourbon barrel vapors and wood aired the body out... The feel was relatively thin; smooth, and imperceptibly carbonated... some tannic notes and the barest impression of dark berry and even a hint of tart fruit were suggested on the finish... Clearly a good stout - I mean its hard to go wrong with a bourbon barrel coffee stout - but for my tastes, I prefer something thicker and richer - although you could argue this had a "refined" feel, I don't know if it was truly "elegant" enough to play that card. Recommended, but like some of their other bourbon barrel releases, I'll definitely enjoy what I have but I'm not likely to return.

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

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter; 2018 vintage, bottled on 3/27/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big nutty dark roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of coffee, dark/roast/bready malt, and bourbon barrels; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty dark roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light roast/char/herbal bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty dark roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, coconut, light licorice/dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, dark/roast/bready malt, and bourbon barrels; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero acrid flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mildly increasing warmth of 8.5%, with minimal barrel booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, dark/roast/bready malt, and bourbon barrels; very smooth and easy to sip on with the mildly bitter/tannic/drying finish. Amazingly rich and complex; with perfect balance of fruity/nutty coffee, bourbon barrels, and malts. Not overly roasty, letting the coffee have a really strong showing. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Reminds me of KBS a lot, just a bit lighter on the body.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Isarnan
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a half inch tan head that left some blotchy lacing. Smells and tastes of strong coffee, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla with hints of bakers chocolate and raisins. Bit thin and light bodied for the style which is disappointing. Lightly carbonated, very mild bitterness and slightly dry finish.

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Photo of SpaethJam
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date, 2018 release. Pours somewhat hazy brown with a medium sized light khaki head. Smells and tastes of fresh roasted coffee, bourbon, roasted malt, and caramel; good intensity. The barrel flavors have a noticeable stout profile from the last beer it was aged on. Very clean taste throughout; almost too clean/stripped. Light sweetness and medium bitterness. The alcohol is noticeable even at 8.5%. Thinner body and above average carbonation for the style yet drinkable. Overall, it has a nice fresh coffee taste and good intensity, but is a little too clean with not enough heft.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2018 vintage

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Photo of ruzzal
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

12 oz bottle poured into my Bass imperial Pint glass, the beer is black with brown highlights and a skim of tan head and lacing.

The aroma is of coffee, heavily roasted malts and dark fruit. Appetizing to say the least.

The taste tracks the smell. Lots of roast from both the malts and the coffee. There is a baker’s chocolate, raisins and more coffee. The bitterness is a combination of the heavily roasted malts and coffee. The beer is coating in the best way.

The mouth is silky with low carbonation.

Just a really nice beer here and one I hope you can find and enjoy!

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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,540 ratings