Central Waters Satin Solitude Imperial Stout

Sunday mornings, my time to do chores and update the blog. It’s Fall too, which is my favorite season. What better beer to go into the season with than a stout?


ABV: 7.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A liplickingly creamy stout prized for its drinkability, Satin Solitude is crafted with a mix of specialty malts, from caramel and chocolate to roasted barley, to achieve its deep dark appearance and satin-smooth finish. Best enjoyed by a crackling fire on a long winter’s night.”

Random: One of my cats found a fly and spent 45 minutes trying to catch it.

The beer poured with a half finger of white head that dissipated quickly. There was no lacing left on the glass. The body was a lighter brown color than expected for the style, but it was still a dark brown. There was some carbonation apparent despite the color. The nose had roasted malts and coffee. There was a dash of brewer’s anise as well. The taste was filled with milk chocolate, roasted malts and smoke. The chocolate was really thick, almost like hot chocolate. There was no anise on the taste, which would have given this beer a bit more depth. It had a very light body for the style, with moderate carbonation. The finish was almost instant with chocolate shavings and smoke. The booze didn’t come through on this beer at all, which didn’t surprise me, given the low ABV for the style. I picked this up for $2.20 ($.18 per ounce). Despite the low price for this imperial stout, I wouldn’t have it again. It was lacking a lot of depth and complexity.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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