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
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1,447
Reviews:
457
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.65%
 
 
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296
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle from [I think] Capone's, Norristown, PA

Had this back to back with an Atwater Block VJ Black, and don't kill me, but I definitely liked the latter better. PM poured a dark brown-black with a small wispy beige head, minimal retention and lacing. Nose is heavy with woody oak, roasty dark malts, coffee. Lots of roast in the taste, dark malts, coffee, bakers' chocolate, oak, burnt oatmeal raisin cookie. Didn't pick up very much bourbon at all here, maybe just trace amounts. Still a tasty beer overall. Medium-heavy body, fairly smooth for the most part, but just on the border of being too roasty/burnt.

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

Peruvian Morning (2011), pours a black color with a lacy small tan head. There is a roasted coffee aroma, that is creamy and has some vanilla hints. There is a strong creamy coffee flavor, that is a little heavy with alcohol. Good full flavor, warm on the palette. Overall another good black beer from Central Waters, diffidently worth a try. The creamy coffee flavors make it unique and very enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle thanks to Chase2634. Shared with Brian (Auror). Poured into Founders snifter. Bottled in January.

A- Pours a very dark brown almost black, very thin mocha head that quickly recedes leaving almost no head, nice lacing.

S- Espresso, bourbon, oak/vanilla, a little bit of molasses, dark chocolate, some light roasted malts.

T- Dark chocolate, bourbon, some espresso, light oak, finishes with some light sweet bourbon and a dark chocolate/espresso aftertaste. Bourbon isn't too heavy. Nice balance between the bourbon, coffee, and chocolate.

M- Very smooth, drinkable, fairly light for a BB stout, not too much carbonation, some very light alcoholic burn.

O- I really enjoyed this stout. The coffee flavor held up very well even though it was brewed in January (8 months ago). All the flavors were very well balanced- there was a nice bourbon quality which didn't dominate the beer too much and was balanced with nice chocolate/espresso qualities. I would definitely like to try this beer again, maybe a little bit fresher next time.

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

Bottle enjoyed on 7/16/12 poured into a tulip.

Pour: Dark dark brown with quarter inch khaki head that dispels to a film. Hazy.

Smell: Bourbon vanilla, coffee, little bit of leather.

Taste: Wow, the coffee flavors in there are spectacular, not simply because they are the highlight, but because they evolve throughout the sip. Bitter espresso beans follow by milky iced coffee, and finishing with sweet dark roastiness. Bourbon vanilla accentuates the flavors throughout, rather than taking center stage like other Imperial Stouts. This isn't to say I don't love its bourbon forward, it is just exciting to see the barrel technique used to supplement rather than change.

Mouthfeel: So creamy. Barely any alcohol warmth at all. Bitter, in the sense that raw espresso would be.

Overall: Really glad I got this one, and will be seeking it out again. The best coffee based beer I've had to date.

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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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