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%
 
 
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414
Gots:
296
For Trade:
19
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Beerlover
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

very excited to find out and try this beer, before this i had both the 2011 and 2012 vintages of the normal bourbon stout from central waters. their illumination double ipa is excellant, and the muddpuppy porter is in my top three porters.
smell: complex, strongly of bourbony sweetness, some coffee notes, roasted malts slight coffee and some...sourness?
mouthfeel: not as thick, creamy, and oily as other bourbon stouts but still pleasant.
taste: just like the aroma, balanced yet complex, but also has some sourness to the aftertaste, even in the taste before the aftertaste....wonder if this should have been refridgerated, bought 2 4 packs but were both on the floor....
still very good considering the sourness, soooo hard to find a coffee bourbon stout - the best of both worlds, i dont think anything will ever beat goose island thoe!

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Photo of Stalinski
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of davey101
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to ObiWanKushnobi for the four-pack!

A - Pours a dark brown body that lets some light through. Two fingers of light and creamy tan foam, thick lacing with decent retention.

S - All about the coffee here. I started off with a comparison to a French Vanilla hot "coffee drink" that you can order from a vending machine, but the more I smell this the more I get just a super rich and roasty coffee bean. Plenty of oak and vanilla from the barrel. Toffee is throwing me off here, its like a Heath bar. The more this beer warms and opens up the better it gets.

T - Smooth and rich coffee, french vanilla, toffee, roasted malts, and some milk chocolate. The bourbon has little interaction short of a vanilla kick and some alcohol heat on the finish. Its tasty and drinkable, but the coffee seems to be a bit too rich and oily. Mouth feel is medium bodied and very creamy. ABV isn't terribly high, but you can feel it for sure.

O - A very unique coffee profile. Its not the best BA coffee stout, but it is enjoyable in its own right. Been wanting to try this for some time now, thank you Kyle!

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of deebo
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2013 vintage

Poured into a snifter this beer is black with some brown highlights and hints of a tan head that quickly recedes into the blackness of this brew. Aromas of bourbon and oak hit you first with a fairly high level of dark roast coffee also present. Taste is like the aroma, dark roasted malts with plenty of oaky bourbon with a slight vanilla quality. A weaker body than some of the other big BB stouts but at this lower alcohol level that is not unexpected. A fairly high alcohol burn for this alcohol level. Higher carbonation zing than most of the style. I prefer this over most beers from CW but it would benefit from either a higher alcohol content or less burn.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours thin into my yeti sniffer and with little fanfare. The head is small and of a nonlingering type. One thing though when held to light a beautiful rusty brown color is seen.
On the nose is a very dense coffee aroma which dominates thoroughtly. As it warms only then do other aromas come to the fore front. Chocolate and vinnila come in but very sutle as well as molasses but it to is quite sutle and must search for it.
As one might expect with this style, coffee essense is the starter here and its a big player. Dark black coffee, church pews, vinilla tannins and sweet sugars can be tasted. It seems to be lacking a malt taste. I can tasted a roastedness but only lightly malted barley. Alcohol is present too and warms you in too the aftertaste.
Slightly gritty and a tangy bitterness maybe from the oak.
A pretty good beer though I had better.

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4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown pour with very little but some translucence. Small bit of head with average staying power.

Smelled of roasted malts, vanilla, warm bourbon, chocolate, and aromatic bitterness.

Taste begins with roasted malt up front that transitions into bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Transition is then into roasty coffee with a crisp finish to the warm bourbon. The flavors are wonderful, but seem disjointed slightly.

The feel of the beer is slightly thin when considering the forward bourbon. The thin feel is probably the worst part of an otherwise fantastic beer, especially for the price point.

Overall, especially impressive beer for how much it costs. As the first CW beer I've had, I'll definitely be sampling more of their drinks.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013

A: Black, though shows to be a dark brown color around the edges. Actually, a little thin in color for an Imperial Stout. Forms a smallish very lightly tan tinted head. No retention. No lacing.

S: Very aromatic. Very pleasant. Smell is a cacophony of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and coffee. Sweet and inviting, like a freshly baked brownie.

T: The flavor is likewise impressive. The bourbon flavor dominates, but is not overpowering. Notes of sweet milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and vanilla. Mild oak quality with a touch of alcohol on the finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium in body, but thin for the (listed) style. Low carbonation (actually slightly undercarbonated). Very mild alcoholic heat. Mild bitterness.

O: Yeah, this is a very good to great single stout, which it is. It's not an Imperial stout, but it's still pretty damn good. Have to respect a BA beer that tastes like bourbon, but where bourbon isn't the only thing you taste. As for any infection: no, not in this bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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