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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Black. Pours a slight, foamy, white head. Dissipates quickly. Pretty decent lacing.

S: Dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, black licorice, and molasses.

T: Roasted espresso. with grape leaf, and hints of dark chocolate, licorice, and currants.

M: Full, sweet, and pungent. Lots o' stuff going on here.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Nice hue, decent lacing. Nose is really good combination of malt, and bittersweet components. Flavor is roasted coffee and grape leaf with sweet components. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage Reviewed 03-05-2012Poured from a 12oz bottle into a chalice

A: Pours dark brown/black and almost completely opaque. There is a tiny tan head which dissipates immediately.

S: There are strong notes of coffee and chocolate. Alcohol and bourbon follow closely. As the beer warms, coffee comes to dominate the smell in a very good way.

T: Big, boozy bourbon leads out the gate, melding nicely with some sweet vanilla. Espresso and dark chocolate. There is a definite charred oak character which provides a little smokiness. Overall the flavor is a mix of sweet and bitter. The chocolate and coffee offer little in the way of sweetness, but then there is a surge of sweet vanilla in the background to even it out.

M: Medium bodied and a little sticky. Moderate to high carbonation.

O: Bourbon notes are subdued, but coffee and vanilla are both strong and delicious. Pretty enjoyable all around.

2013 Vintage Reviewed 03-11-2013
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a dark, espresso brown color. Completely opaque. There is a mocha color head that fades quickly to a very thin, oily cap.

S: Vanilla and oaky bourbon leap out of the glass. I also detect notes of cappuccino, brown sugar and milk chocolate.

T: The coffee flavor takes a front seat here and dominates the mid-palate. Rich chocolate, vanilla and molasses take some of the edge off. The finish is all coffee and vanilla milk chocolate with a light touch of alcohol.

M: Oh so smooth and creamy! Low carbonation with the perfect hint of alcohol all over one of the creamiest, delectable mouthfeels I've had the pleasure of experiencing.

O: Amazing. Certainly better than last years version, which is really saying something.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites, from one of the more under rated breweries in the world. Taste follows nose and great flavors or Coffee, Bourbon and Chocolate meld together beautifully. I keep reading the comparisons to KBS and Peruvian being referred to as a smaller version of KBS, but I would pick this over KBS, especially at half the price.

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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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