Review: Central Waters Peruvian Morning | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 11.7 IBU: 27

87/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Central Waters Peruvian Morning

What the brewers say

“A bourbon barrel–aged imperial stout made with freshly roasted Emy J’s Coffee. This beer is as complex as it gets. Flavors of vanilla, tannins, and coffee meld together to create a flavor as deep as the ravines of the Peruvian Andes!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: ”Dry coffee spiciness, and the retronasal brings cinnamon and alcohol.”

Flavor: “Chocolate, slight vanilla, slight caramel, boozy warmth. Slight coffee. The finish comes across a bit thin, which leaves a lingering tannic astringency.”

Overall: “A bit thin for a barrel-aged stout, which leaves some of the harsher edges of the aged character unbalanced in the finish. Nice coffee and chocolate character, but the finish is a bit astringent.”

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