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Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara - Cervejaria Colorado

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89
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Colorado visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is known as Ithaca in Brazil, but Guanabara in the US.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 10-10-2010)
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Oklahoma

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Texas

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Illinois

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-23-2014 21:26:39 | More by bruindre
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Mphis

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

06-22-2014 17:33:26 | More by Mphis
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MickeyHops

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-20-2014 02:07:23 | More by MickeyHops
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cord out of a tall bottle and do a small tasting glass serves cool

Pores an ink black body with a mocha head

Some floral but mostly a breakfast syrup smell some booze

Mineral breakfast syrup toast smoke alcohol

Full body but light on the palate

Very highly competitive category these days this one certainly holds its ground with the lighter feel to the body

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 01:50:47 | More by jneiswender
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-09-2014 20:31:08 | More by erialbill
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

05-18-2014 07:27:39 | More by whatname
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dkw0063

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

05-14-2014 19:36:01 | More by dkw0063
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-05-2014 01:14:34 | More by tbone64
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

600 ml bottle into snifter, unknown bottle coding. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, molasses, toast, dark bread, licorice, raisin, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, dark sugar, and light yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, licorice, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light amount of earthy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, light licorice, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of dark/roasted malt, dark sugar, and light yeast ester flavors; with a nice roasted sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, dark sugar, and light yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

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California

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New Jersey

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As the American-style craft beer culture broadens, the crossing of boundaries doesn't exactly lead to every brewer wanting to make beers just like those in America. Rather, when brewers in, say- Brazil, open up its taste, it's going to show a local flavor- and I welcome that in every sip.

Upon decanting the beer, its dark and luscious settling shows a dark "bark" brown with cola highlights and some chestnut hues slivering through. Regardless of its hazy wood appearance, its foam character builds upon the beer like creamy espresso creme. Dainty and confident, its low stature leads to long retention with gentle swirls of the glass.

Its sweet and toasty aromatics lead with heavy molasses and buckwheat honey. Its following columbian coffee, toasted almond, and slightly milk chocolate scent gives the stout a softer-than-usual demeanor. Heading into taste, more nutty aromas emerge with impressions of peanut, cashew and pecan.

As the taste opens, the beer's robust sweetness rushes upon the palate with the flavor of deep toffee, off-molasses, rich honey and a pep of maple. Its middle palate grows in hearty sweetness as a fruity grape, licorice and rootish chicory taste is revealed. Finishing on the sweeter side, balances of smoked embers, fennel and vinous alcohol rounds out the beer's luscious taste.

Medium-full in body, the beer's body is light and carefree- allowing all the roasty sweetness to run amuck. As ts light creaminess separates from the malt, a dryness ensues which can also reveal unpleasant taste- none of that happens with this stark and stern flavor spread.

At the end of the day, Colorado's Guanabara has impressed me with yet another flavor that borrows from America's high gravity nature, but also addresses the earthy sweetness that's better appreciated by the taste of South America- and deservingly so.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-18-2014 03:59:22 | More by oso
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara from Cervejaria Colorado
89 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.