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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
bottle courtesy of iowaherkeye. amazing beer, great combo of flavors with bourbon, coffe and dark fruit notes all existing in harmony. starts bitter, then sweet and ends with a nutty finish. def would like more of this stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks for the gracious gift Toby! - Pours a thin dk brown with a small creme colored head...aroma is gratuitous coffee, cocoa and vanilla oak...flavour is bold right off the bat, dry barrel astringency, coffee black, vanilla is present, but even more bitter dark cocoa...the astringency helps cut the massive richness of all of the other combined ingredients...very damn tasty...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2009
12oz bottle from corby112 - thanks, Craig! Handsome and creamy pour, nice oily mouthfeel. For some reason I hadnt put it together that this was barrel-aged, so I was slightly surprised by the vanilla in the nose. Its slightly too present in the flavor, for me, though I reckon there are plenty of folks who like a little sweet with their bean. Me, I like it Agent Cooper style so I wasnt fully crazy about this. But a good one even so.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar. Thanks! Opaque brown-black color, thick tan head. Roasty chocolate aroma. The moderate ABV really helps this one to shine in my opinion. Smooth and watery mouthfeel in some respects, but lots of flavor. Mild coffee and vanilla notes. The bourbon isnt hyper-pronounced, but rather melds in perfectly with the other flavors. Really quite mellow and well done, this is a great Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. [thanks for sharing, cgarvieuk]
Pours deep brown, almost black. Fine, small, beige film head. Aroma is great. Lots of dry coffee, vanilla, some pepper (in the chili way), roasted malts and cocoa-powder. Highish carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Super coffee flavour, sweet, light coconut, oak, pepper and a touch of vanilla. Really nice. Well-balanced cocoa-coffee experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours clean deep brown with a two finger foamy head. Huge nose of cofee and chocolate. Same in the flavor. Medium full mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10086) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted malty flavor with a heavy coffee bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Poured a very dark brown color with a small tan head. Very big coffee aroma with somesweetness and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet and roasty with a nice coffee taste. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Courtesy fantomas23. Pours a very dark brown color topped by a small, bubbly tan head that leaves sticky lines of lace behind in the glass. The aroma is really nice showing sweet, roasted espresso, mocha, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Another smell provides notes of cake icing and touch of bourbon. This smells like a great dessert. The flavor follows with some mild sweet espresso roast up front followed by chocolate fudge, vanilla, and bourbon sweetness. Not quite as nice as the aroma, but still tasty. Medium bodied, smooth, with balanced carbonation and a long, chocolate finish. This is a nice, tasty bourbon barrel stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle Dark brown (nearly black) ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Swirling, hurricane-like, tight retention. The aroma is a luxurious merger of chocolate, coconut, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied and velvety with lax carbonation. The flavor is a decently balanced mingling of vanilla, oak, chocolate and coconut sways just a touch toward the sweet side. Chocolaty, lightly sweet, bourbony, dry finish. Thanks to juiceisloose for sharing the bottle!


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