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RATINGS: 415   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12 oz bottle. Purs a nice dark brown color with hints of dakr red. A very thin espresso like head. Aroma well damn this one has it all. Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light roasted malt, and even some dark fruit notes. The flavor is full of smooth and delicious coffee, great undertones of bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2010
12 oz bottle from Casanova. Black pour with a decent tan head that quickly fades into a thin coating on top of the beer. Aroma is a bit of coffee, a bit of bourbon and a bit of licorice. Flavor is mainly coffee with the other mentioned flavors showing up in the background. Finish is bourbon with a touch of vanilla. Big massive beer, very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (7027) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours deep black with thin off whtie head, aroma is huge bourbon and vanilla with some chocolate notes. Taste up front is vanilla, chocolate, and molasses, leading into thick coffee and finishes smoky and dry but excellent and smooth. Have never gotten into central waters, what a mistake!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2010
pours thick and oily black with no head. nose is sweet and boozy with burnt wood and minor coffee. taste is immediate booze and sweetness, the coffee and roast comes and the end and becomes very pronounced. An absolutey excellent beer. Will be definately cellar one or two of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Many thanks to Skyview for this. Gorgeous body. Near pitch black in color with a massive milky-brown head. A delicious aroma. Subtle bourbon, coffee, dark malts. The aroma balances the other flavors in the aroma, but are a bit too strong in the flavor. Thereís a bit of a cocoanut finish, but otherwise the flavors are much the same as in the aroma.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 14, 2010
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, smoke, raisin, black, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, paper napkin, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and dark roast. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose and have a wonderful balance of coffee, roast, hops, and finish smooth with the coffee lingering for a few moments. Nice! I donít get any barrel action is this brew even though the description says its there. Either way a fantastic brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle via trade thanks to deliriumfest on BA. I had meant to enjoy an easy drinking coffee beer on a Sunday afternoon as I racked my homebrewed schwarzbier to its lagering keg, but as soon as I opened this beer and smelled it, I knew I was in trouble. The unmistakable aroma of bourbon flew out of the bottle at me. Damn it. I am such a drunk. Anyway, pours just a shade short of black with a two-finger tan head that leaves great lacing. The aroma, as previously stated, starts off with bourbon. You also get some coffee, roast, oak, and vanilla in there. Flavor is fairly complex and very nice with bourbon, fresh coffee, roasted malt, and barrel notes: vanilla and oak. A little earthy and mildly tannic. Medium-full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel despite slight astringency from the coffee. A very nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2332) - 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.

   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.

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