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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Central Waters' 10th Anniversary Imperial Stout infused with peruvian coffee and aged in a bourbon barrel.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Tons of coffe in the nose. No sign of infection so far. Taste is about the same. Moderate coffe flavor not as much as nose would indicate. Solid booze flavor. Pretty darn good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pwnzilla61 (9) - - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
caramel, chocolate, roasty, coffee, vanilla, smoke, butterscotch, black, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, cocoa, coffee. drinking a 2013 so about a year on age. With a year of age the barrel character has died a little bringing out more of the chocolate left over from the coffee still getting quite a few coffee notes even after a year. drinks so easy a clean. creamy and chocolate. one of my fav. coffee beers. not infected whats so ever.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (112) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottled January 2011, so three years old. Didnít pick up much coffee in the nose, but a mellow dark coffee flavor coffee comes through. Nice, well-rounded, flavorful imperial stout, but I bet this would be brighter and more impressive if it were fresher. Has that certain drab flavor of an imperial stout slightly past its prime.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1544) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a deep brown without any head. Aroma of fudge and bourbon. Slight vanilla. Slight coffee. Taste is sweet with a roasty coffee taste with a slight bourbon heat. Medium thick body and a medium carbonation. Really pretty surprising.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (412) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Very little carbonation or head. Sweet, with nutty notes and flavors of coffee, vanilla, caramel, and roasted barley.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RIXBREW (11) - USA - JAN 4, 2014
Having had several bottles of Founders KBS in the past two months I soundly place this beer in the same league. KBS is a perfect 100 this is a solid 90+ beer. Very smooth chocolate coffee taste not overpowered by bourbon. A bit thinner than KBS but a worthy beer that more than fills the void! A highly underrated beer. My selection has been on tap so I have not had the other issues people described. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jdb288 (480) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle from 2012, cellar kept. I believe this was also infected (previous posterís comments echo mine). Aroma was OK but sour taste overtook any other flavors.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
fluffy (1499) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
gah, i must have got an infected one. heard so many good things, but this is just sour, funky and bad. will try again someday.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1480) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottled Jan, 2012 Reviewed 10MAR12 Pours a dark brown with a little cap and ring of latte foam. Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, graham, cocoa, sweet malts - great nose. The coffee is a little more pronounced this time. Flavor has a little heat on it with a hint of metallic tone; alongside are oak, bourbon, alcohol, coffee, dark chocolate and some burnt toast flavors. full, velevety body with moderate carb and a wet finish, long finish. Really a pleasant beer. I think the flavor is a little sharp, but it seems there is difficulty in balancing the bourbon with the coffee for them. The nose is certainly tremedous, the flavor is the primary downfall. 3/4.5/3.5/4.5/4 bottled: Jan, 2011 Reviewed 04MAY11 A: Pours a dark brown, but once in the glass, opaque black. Single finger mocha head falls nearly immediately leaving a thin sheet of the same. No lacing. S: Vanilla is the first thing I notice. Followed closely by coffee, bourbon (when you smell it, you know it), wood, sweet malt. No distinguishable hops. Some graham, cocoa, beautiful toasty tones. Very complex nose. T:The coffee wins. Lots of coffee, lots of bourbon, lots of coffee, lots of bourbon. Did I mention the coffee and bourbon? So, otherwise, a little bit of licorice, a little bit of an alcoholic fire, nothing like BCS, but there nonetheless. Hints of raisin as well. M: Much lighter in body than I had anticipated. Low carbonation. No resonance on the finish for me. O: Iím almost on the fence with this. Itís good. Iíd love to cellar a couple of these. Man, I like it, I donít love it, but I like it. My ratings are all over for this one. Itís so perplexing - like a hot step-sister. 3/5/4/2/4-3.93 Serving type: bottle 03-11-2012

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1619) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from beechner224. pours black with a slim tan head. nose of black malt and bourbon. in the mouth the bourbon is more subdued. chocolate takes center stage. light roasted coffee on finish. body is solid.


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