KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews & Comments

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Central Waters “Satin Solstice"
Central Water Brewing Company – Amherst, Wisconsin USA
Imperial Stout (ABV 7.5%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20


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.

Reviewed: 1/2/2011
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