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Central Waters Peruvian Morning (2013)

Central Waters Peruvian Morning
Central Waters Peruvian Morning (2013)

Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 8.5%
Bottled: Early 2013
Size: 12oz bottle
Price: $14/4-pack

No sign of infection on this guy, just smooth coffee stout-y goodness.  I had a couple bottles from last year that were pretty tart, so I was sitting on two more 4-packs that I had gotten in trades.  Turned out I had nothing to worry about — after opening several bottles from them all have been fine.  Maybe I just got one bad pack.  Lots of people complaining about this year’s batch too, but I guess I’ve been lucky.

(edit: I just opened a 2012 and got bit by the infection issue.  Maybe I’m not so lucky after all…)

Central Waters Kosmyk Charlie’s Y2K Catastrophe Ale

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout ’11

Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 9.5%
Bottled: 2011
Size: 12oz bottle

Solid if not mindblowing barrel-aged stout from Central Waters.  A year gave the booze a chance to settle down, and made it smoother and more integrated.  How these guys manage to put out $10 4-packs of barrel-aged beers, I have no idea — especially when many breweries are charging $20 or more for a bomber.  I just wish we could get their stuff down here.