coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with tan head the fades to a thin ring in a minute or so. Bourbon comes to the forefront along with oak, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is chocolatey and malty up front with bourbon and coffee in the finish. The bourbon is much more dominating in the nose than in the flavor. Almost no alcohol burn with this. The mouthfeel is slightly thin for the style. Very good Imperial Stout with nicely done barrel aging.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little carbonation and lacing with a rich bittersweet chocolate aroma. Flavor was rich in coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and barely noticable cherry or raspberry on the finish??(maybe itís just me?) Solid beer, very well balanced and tasty. Will be looking for more of this the next time Iím back to WI.
notalush (5671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a turbid dark brown - thin wisp of lace - aroma of intensely strong coffee, moderate bourbon, vanilla beans, a touch of coconut/toasted oak - the flavor has an initial sharp bitterness from the coffee, followed by spicy alcohol - the oak and bourbon donít manifest until the finish, but they come on strong - alcohol gets astringent as it warms - good, but somewhat over-rated (like a lot of other CW beers).
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Brown color with a medium beige head. Hella buttery aroma with malt, coffee, oak and vanilla. Roasty coffee flavor with some sugar, butter and a very good English toffee aftertaste.
SudsMcDuff (7803) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A burrito is a sleeping bag for ground beef, and CW Peruvian Morning is fuckin ridiculous, a really fantastic brew ... . loads of espresso in the nose, follows hardcore into the flavor, big roast level: a coffee drinkers dream, smooth and perfectly balanced .. . amazing flavour, coffee and the slightest touch of the highest grade bourbon, truly delicious and way, WAY to easy to drink.. i honestly donít want it to end, Thanks John for sending this delightful treat my way!! central waters are being snakes in the grass with this one (sneaky i say) , put it in a limited edition 750ml, put on a gold label, and itíll surpass speedway... .
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve been to Peru a couple times and one memorable aspect is the powdered pre-sweetened instant coffee-- most instant things are lame, but it was stunningly delicous. This brew has some of the same coffee flavor-- intense but smooth. Roasty. Creamy. woody. Thin and well carbonated for a stout. Chocolate sweetness but not cloying. Nothing is over done or over bearing as is in many stouts. Unique but too expensive to buy again.
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 (bottle) Pours dark brown with a light tan head and a lot of lacing. Aroma smells like cheap coffee mixed with an artificial vanilla syrup along with some chocolate and peanut butter. The chocolate and peanut butter combo isnít bad, but that coffee coupled with the syrup takes away from the aroma. This reminds me of ST Creme Brulee in fact. Turns even hotter as it warms and singes the nostrils with hints of tar. The taste is light chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, brownie, and really not much else. Itís good in that there is no astringency here, but these parts donít really mesh all that well together and everything is pretty low-key. Finish is of light wood, roasted malt, and alcohol with a thin mouthfeel. Overall this is quite a disappointment, especially considering the price. I guess I shouldíve bought a Black Wheat for three dollars less.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bman1113vr. Black pour with a light brown 1 finger head. Absolutely delicious aroma, smelled like a fresh cup of coffee with vanilla/hazelnut/caramel creamer. The taste was sweet for a stout, but a nice coffee taste, with caramel, vanilla. Creamy effervescent mouthfeel. Iíd love to have this beer again.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to pepsican. Pours with a large, creamy tan head over an ultra dark brown body. Aroma is strong with coffee, chocolate, tons upon tons of spicy roast, soil, cocoa dust, vanilla, oak, leather, hazelnut liqueur and something else I canít read from my notes. Taste is coffee, vanilla and hazelnut creamer. A bit salty in the finish. Not a lot of residual sugars, but it works well. Mouthcoating and a bit syrupy, light carbonation. Very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (8010) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours dark brown with amber edges and mocha head. The aroma is coffee with a backbone of chili peppers, chocolate, molasses and mild burnt malts. The taste is smooth goodness spiking first with a pulse of chili peppers and then quickly moving into chocolate, molasses as well as roasty to burnt malts. This is smooth, rich and deliciously good.