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RATINGS: 411   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scipio (678) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours black with a thin darker tan head. Aroma has a good amount of whiskey that is noticed right away. I find coffee, vanilla, a little bit of chocolate, and some cinnamon. The taste is rich and strong. Whiskey, more chocolate, some lesser vanilla impressions. Its a little bit sweet also. Medium in body with a thick, oily texture. Aftertaste is a long lasting liquor along with vanilla. Overall, this is an excellent stout. It will help quite a bit if you enjoy liquor. But even if you don’t, this is something that you shouldn’t pass up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3238) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2013 bottle thanks to Bob. Pours a dark brown with beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is nice coffee bean, toffee, oak. Thin mouthfeel with rich malt, raisin, nice coffee bean, light dryness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1467) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2014 bottle aged a couple months...Bottle thanks to the homie Jstax...Pout is dark black with a nice small lasting tan head...Nose is Nice fresh coffee, bourbon, roasty chocolate spices, some vanilla, and chocolate covered cherry...Taste is chocolate covered cherry, chocolate, nice roast, spices, light carbonation and more dark chocolate covered cherries...Coffee is very faint on the taste but is still there..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2013 bottle as an extra in trade. Pours black with a one finger dark khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, some coffee, vanilla oak, bourbon. Flavor is bourbon heavy though not boozy, barely any coffee, light chocolate, nice vanilla finish. Bit of a Jack and Coke flavor going on here, supplemented by the lack of body. Body is on the thin side with medium carbonation. Overall a nice flavor but seems to need a good bit more body. Doesn't seem like this one is infected so that's good! Not bad but I don't think I'll seek this one out again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1216) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Coffee and bourbon on the nose, this pours out black like oil. Coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and bit of vanilla on the palate. Really complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pitch black coffee pour with a nice creamy khaki head. Nose is coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is a great base of bitter sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and huge coffee with a Bourbon ghost finish. Notes of vanilla float around too. I don’t think this one was affected by the infection, or it’s still too early on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1662) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2014
bottle from my pal nate, pitch black pour with creamy brown head, aroma is chocolate and alcohol, very smooth chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2014 release Pours black with very little khakis head. Aroma is bourbon and raisins. Taste is sweet with a slight alcohol presence. Mainly of chocolate and bourbon. Palate is smooth with some dryness similar to a bitter beer. Overall a good beer. Doesn’t match up to some of the other barrel aged series from Central Waters. I’d recommend one of the other options over this one from these guys.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (245) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 Dark pour. Kind of looks like Coke. Bourbony coffee smell. You can tell just by the aroma this is a Central Waters beer. Must be the barrels. Tastes great. Great chocolaty toasty flavors. Very sweet. Nice touch of bourbon. A little tangy on the tip of tongue. The tangyness isn’t to pronounced. Have had 4 bottles so far and all have been fine. Will probably drink the remaining 4 soon because I hear the tangy taste will eventually sour the beer. I like this beer a lot. Would hate to see it retired, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see on the future status of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. Pours black with a medium khaki head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, oak and malt. Medium-bodied with an odd mineral/metallic character that makes me wonder if this bottle is infected. Notes of buttery bourbon, malt and stale coffee. The finish is roasty and metallic with a malt aftertaste. A disappointment overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (701) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a dark brownish, black color, fairly clear. Aroma of coffe, roasty, choco, and mild booze character. More coffe and roastiness, good, tasty, yumm yumm.

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