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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a rich deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that lasted just a little while but left behind just enough residue to create some excellent lacing that sheeted the glass. The aroma was of a burnt dark bread malt, a very mild herbal hop and a chewy bitter leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses and a mild scent of alcohol. The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a nice chocolate note and a touch of molasses early on the progressed to a slightly bitter yet still sweet flavor with a nice strong coffee note and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor laid on the taste buds for a good long time letting the sweet warming coffee taste to be fully enjoyed. Mouthfeel was full and bold in body with the texture being creamy yet a little dry and having a soft carbonation. Overall an exceptionally balanced brew with the high alcohol content blending so well with all of the flavors, that it is barely noticeable other than a warming sensation at the end.


3.3
Ronritter (838) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2017
On Tap Black pour with thin tan head Aroma of coffee and slight chocolate. taste of roasted malt and coffee very thin and watery.

3.6
shawnmurphy (563) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours dark brown-black with a spritz of tan head and lacing. Aroma: prune juice, dark chocolate-covered sour cherries, black coffee. Flavor: the above, with milk chocolate, raisins, figs, dates, and a warming booze burn at the back. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied. A bit too thin and watery for an imperial stout, yet certainly tasty.

3.7
rosskyle (744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12oz bottle. Sweet coffee dark choc malt aroma. Malt dark choc malt flavor. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Homer321 (5143) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. As satin solstice. So probably a tad old. Pours dark brown and hard to get a head. Aroma is Sherry oxidation. Vinous. Light licorice. Tart. Ooooh. Moderately acetic and acidic. Not good. Thin. Burning. No. Bad bottle. Bad.

3.8
gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin ring of beige head; aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with hints of caramel and dark fruits; taste is slightly bittersweet with coffee and roasted malt with some light chocolate and caramel notes; finish is light bitter and roasty

3.2
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2016
This one disappointed me. Central Waters produces some very good brews but this is not one of them in my opinion. Much to thin and weak for a stout...they can do much better than this.

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cloozeBrewGuide8 (1) - - DEC 2, 2016 does not count
Best beer I’ve found in the US. I discovered it quite by accident and have been consuming for several months now. However, I’ve gained quite of bit of weight since I discovered so am wondering....HOW MANY CALORIES IN A BOTTLE OF SATIN SOLITUDE??

3.5
TylerGreenDC (1012) - - NOV 26, 2016
Draft. Aroma of plum. Lots of plum in the flavor, also some chocolate, raisin and a kind of juicy sweetness. Must be some oats in the malt bill, as this is a bit seaweedy. Nice but hardly imperial in abv, so not rating it as one. Were I too, it would suffer mightily.

3.7
George999 (462) - Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle, the pour is dark brown with light barely penetrating, the head is caramel brown and medium thick and creamy. The aroma is coffee, and coco nibs. The taste is milk chocolate, smooth and a beautiful stout. The mouthfeel is medium thick.

3.4
fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Courtesy of Matt
Very dark brown color, cloudy, with synapses shaped small head. Dusty bread aroma. Dark malts flavor, nutty, dusty, a bit of dry chocolate.
Nothing impressive, not even a real Imperial Stout.


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