DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2009
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 it’s just me?) Solid beer, very well balanced and tasty. Will be looking for more of this the next time I’m back to WI. notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2009
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 don’t 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 (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
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 (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
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 don’t 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 it’ll surpass speedway... . chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
I’ve 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 (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
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 isn’t 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. It’s good in that there is no astringency here, but these parts don’t 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 should’ve bought a Black Wheat for three dollars less. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 7, 2009
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. I’d love to have this beer again. BMan1113VR (7930) - 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 can’t 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 (8808) - 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. madvike (3292) - 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. There’s a bit of bourbon and malt to mellow it out, but it’s 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. It’s just enough to taste but doesn’t overpower anything else. This was real disappointing, and the thinner-than-expected mouthfeel didn’t help any. It was a decent dessert beer, but I don’t think that’s what they were going for here.