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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This smooth, creamy stout and a crackling fireplace are the perfect answer to a wintry evening in Wisconsin. The rich coffee flavor compliments the "warm, fuzzy feeling" you get from the abundant alcohol. Formerly a winter seasonal, named Satin Solstice.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Slick black pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy tan head, that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of big grainy roast, nutty notes, toast, caramel, a little toffee and hints of chocolate and light roast coffee. Flavor is again, big on grain roast up front, toasted oats, then some roasted nuts, a little campfire char, smoky dark chocolate, earthy grain, nice light roast coffee notes and a light minerality that crisps it up for the finish. Medium body, creamy, slightly goopy (oats, maybe?) entry, leading to a cream, slightly chalky middle, light to medium carbonation and off dry, sort of floury, chalky finish. Really tasty stuff overall, I really like the nice, grainy flavors, leading into the expanded roasty notes. Quite a nice depth for a 7.5% Impy Stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuamVice (68) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
From bottle. Pours deep black with medium tan head. Coffee vanilla dark chocolate aromas. Very creamy/smooth mouthfeel with lots of dark milky espresso flavors and not too strong of bitterness. A little lighter bodies than u expected from the looks. Almost no burn. This one is dangerously easy drinking. Great balance of flavor and truly represents an imperial stout NOT on steroids. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (314) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Nice aroma of toffee, vanilla, molasses, and some coffee. Ebony in color with a thin dark tan head. Sweet complex flavor up front. Very sweet up front, Followed by bitter chocolate, and a stinging bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (310) - - JAN 26, 2014
The signature of this brew is its smokiness. It’s a decent imperial - not overpoweringly bitter or too much of an alcohol taste despite its rather high ABV. Not my favorite style but a pretty good offering within the category.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Central Waters Satin Solstice Imperial Stout ].
[ Trade by StFun ]. Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, light vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, light oxidide. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131012]

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 pk from woodmans in Appleton. Great Winter beer, now a keeper. Heavy on the malt, coffee and cocoa. Right amount of alcohol to balance it all out!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Loads of coffee and chocolate all up in this beer. Very good, I’ll be buying a decent amount of this this winter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to nuplastikk. Very dark brown color. Appears mostly black in the glass. Thin light brown head, leaves good thicker lace. Nice, bigger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Big heavy roast malt, light licorice, molasses. Some coffee and slight molasses in the aftertaste. Medium to bigger body. Slightly thin, not on the same level of chewiness as my favorite imperial stouts. Lighter carbonation. Good flavor, but could use more of a full, chewier body. Seems to be missing something. Light, maybe, for an imperial stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12 oz bottle. Nearly black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of sorghum syrup, brown sugar, light notes of vegie matter, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malt, molasses, toffee and cocoa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, brown in color, thin beige head. The taste is malt, chocolate, chalk, veggie, molasses, and ok. The smell is malts, molasses, sweet, green pepper, and eh.


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