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RATINGS: 413   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle - Pours near opaque black with a nice frothy tan head. The aroma is just okay, as the sweet vanilla smell is almost cloying. Thereís a bit of bourbon and malt to mellow it out, but itís still sticky sweet. The taste is more of the same--sweet vanilla with some roasty flavors. The finish starts with a blast of coffee grounds, then lots of sweet flavors comingling at the end. The bourbon is the only flavor that seems to be balanced. Itís just enough to taste but doesnít overpower anything else. This was real disappointing, and the thinner-than-expected mouthfeel didnít help any. It was a decent dessert beer, but I donít think thatís what they were going for here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2009
15.99 4 pk.Really sweet with chocolate, then some coffee, then the bourbon. The bourbon was more in line of DOAB, more subdued, which I like, not in your face like KBS. I expected a bit more of the coffee aspect, as CW reg. coffee stout is packed with beans. Has a lot of great flavors all melded together very well. Great breakfast brew for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Dark pour with a tannish head. Sweet caramel and coffee aroma and the bourbon is also present. Well balanced coffee and bourbon flavors. Also melted caramel and a touch of vanilla. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
12oz bottle 3/15/09 (Discount Liquor)-Pours a pitch black body with a small tan head which emits an aroma of bourbon. Taste of bourbn, chocolate, vanilla, and slight coffee. I was expecting more coffee from this full bodied brew but it is very well balanced and delicious. It hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Soft ,but intoxicating deep roasted coffee aroma, hoping that it gets stronger and richer as it warms,it doesnít,more alcohol comes through instead,taste is mellow blend of almost rich malt and fresh roasted mountain coffee bean,plenty of coffee bitterness in the finish. Had the potential to be one of the best,just didnít have enough malting to handle that alcohol,and turned out to good not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle shared by pepsican. Poured a hazy brown color with a brownish head. Attractive aromas of coffee and creamy milk chocolate. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Soft, creamy mouth feel with mocha, roast, vanilla, and caramel flavors. This was a very good beer. Better than I had expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle as a bonus from abents. Thanks! Pours dark, dark brown and basically black with a short lived light beige head. Smell is sweet, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is nice and chocolate like with a touch of bourbon character and a nice coffee flavor as well. Very balanced coffee, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla flavors with a bit of bitterness. Semi rich body with medium, to slightly prickly carbonation. Could be a touch richer, and the alcohol shows up a touch as well, but overall, a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Holy amazing beer batman. This came from noncaloric...what a friggin beer. 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, and wow what a flavor it is, is full of smooth and delicious coffee, great undertones of bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate. My god how do I get a case of this stuff. OMG. Wow.

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