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RATINGS: 407   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Probably the beer of Christmas Day. Really easy to enjoy for quite awhile as this is clearly a sipper. The beer poured into my glass a deep chesnut brown (nearly black) with a smallish 1/2" light tan head. The aroma starts out on the dark chocolate side of things then as it warms up the coffee and whiskey really start to emerge. Molasses, tar and vanilla are also detectable.

Tasting this is really the start of this show. Rich dark chocolate, bitter coffee, woody, and vanilla. The oak really stands out the more this gets to room temp. Itís either that or some hops but I get a really woody bitterness, merging with the coffee bitterness and it finishes really, really dry for an 8% impy stout. The whiskey really plays a solid supporting role with this beer, and never dominates in any way. Really an outstanding beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Murky brown with a medium tan head that fades away moderately and leaves nominal lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts, vanilla, mild oak and a nice touch of bourbon. Body is relatively smooth and contains some acidic coffee, vanilla, moderate bourbon, roasted malt. While decent, the bourbon/acidic mix is not exactly up my alley, but overall itís pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4531) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark milk chocolate brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is coffee, caramel, and vanilla that combine nicely around a roasted base. The flavors are coffee, dark chocolate, toffee with some added roast. This is extremely drinkable, to the point I could see myself having it in the morning with breakfast, the middle of the day to take the edge off, or to wind down in the evening. Some alcohol came out as it warmed, but Iím surprised it lasted that long. This is a solid beer and another from this brewery.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Thanks to msante79 for this one. Pours cola brown a tan head. Nose is vanilla, coffee, slight coffee bitterness, and noticeable bourbon. Flavor is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, and a bit of alcohol. Medium-full body and lingering roast, coffee, and sweetness. Very enjoyable, and another home run from Central Waters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a dark cola brown to black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of roast, pepper, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, maple syrup, molasses. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of bourbon, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, oak, brown sugar. Medium to full body with a boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Ebony with a smooth beige head. Nose is chocolate, coffee bean, vanilla and molasses. Medium to full body with a tang. Taste is prune, grape and then all coffee. Lingering espresso bean with some bittersweet chocolate and bourbon. Barrel adds a nice touch without dominating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Lots and lots of coffee here, not much else really, but still pretty tasty - if you like coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
12oz bottle from Kevin at Hangar 24. Rating #80. Murky brown pour with a real light tan head. Chocolate and light coffee make up the majority of the aroma, some bourbon as well in there. Malty flavor, more coffee, but not overwhelming, very tasty. 񡹮)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Bottled. A hazy re-brown beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and tar as well as lighter notes of smoke, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks CaptainCougar for coming to Denmark and sharing this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2055) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
thanks to joey herkeye! very coffeeish, wonderful earthy feeling, toasty, creamy feel, water minerals - sweetness.


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