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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.


MBrausen's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Reviewed from notes: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a CBS snifter. A. Pours a dark black color, mocha colored foam, light head that rests at a bubbly ring, nice lacing as it is sipped. S. Smells of sweet bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oak. T. Tastes of oak, nice smooth bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate, and toffee. M. Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation, coarse and dry feeling. O. A very good beer. Very complex, with lots of flavors. A nice smooth non-hot beer for how fresh it is. A year or two on this and it could be truly amazing.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (606) - 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 donít think this one was affected by the infection, or itís still too early on.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1614) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dave11899 (19) - 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. Doesnít match up to some of the other barrel aged series from Central Waters. Iíd recommend one of the other options over this one from these guys.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (156) - 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 isnít 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 weíll have to wait and see on the future status of it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (7243) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (467) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Tons of coffe in the nose. No sign of infection so far. Taste is about the same. Moderate coffe flavor not as much as nose would indicate. Solid booze flavor. Pretty darn good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pwnzilla61 (9) - - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
caramel, chocolate, roasty, coffee, vanilla, smoke, butterscotch, black, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, cocoa, coffee. drinking a 2013 so about a year on age. With a year of age the barrel character has died a little bringing out more of the chocolate left over from the coffee still getting quite a few coffee notes even after a year. drinks so easy a clean. creamy and chocolate. one of my fav. coffee beers. not infected whats so ever.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (72) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottled January 2011, so three years old. Didnít pick up much coffee in the nose, but a mellow dark coffee flavor coffee comes through. Nice, well-rounded, flavorful imperial stout, but I bet this would be brighter and more impressive if it were fresher. Has that certain drab flavor of an imperial stout slightly past its prime.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a deep brown without any head. Aroma of fudge and bourbon. Slight vanilla. Slight coffee. Taste is sweet with a roasty coffee taste with a slight bourbon heat. Medium thick body and a medium carbonation. Really pretty surprising.


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