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Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara - Cervejaria Colorado

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Colorado Ithaca / GuanabaraColorado Ithaca / Guanabara

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BA SCORE
89
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
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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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-06-2013 04:31:22 | More by hellhammermario
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-04-2014 21:39:10 | More by bishopdc0
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

02-24-2014 17:36:38 | More by Mugenlude
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +15.6%

(Served in a tulip glass)
Val 13 AGO 13
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a thick tan head that is sticky and slides back into the inky body after each sip.

S- The aroma of banana bread blends with dark molasses and roasted black malt leads to a rich dark chocolate malt finish. Some brewer’s licorice aromas come through as it opens.

T- The mellow but full inky deep roasted chocolate malt is followed by a dark molasses taste, without any tin taste, and some dark fruity with prune hints. There is a nice touch of sweetness and dark roasted flavor that lingers after each sip. A nice char note comes through as the beer opens aswell.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel is creamy in texture with a nice alcohol heat that compliments the flavor.

O- This beer has a rich smooth malt flavor with a great depth and it is really enhanced by the burnt rapadura sugar. This beer is well balance, delicious and a great beer to sip on cool damp days of spring. It really should have it’s own 1-day festival, and some wax on the top.

05-28-2013 19:03:25 | More by rhoadsrage
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-08-2014 03:21:17 | More by acurtis
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

Guanabara, my first from this unique brewery, gives me hops that something good is happening in Brazil as it looks good. it's pretty thick, not exactly viscous, but it's a nicely heavy-looking near-black brew that manages a good, strong tan head. It's about a full finger tall, it holds up for the session, and it leaves patchy lacing. If looks give me an idea of this beer, good things are ahead.
The aroma shows a substantial malts base with some roast but a somewhat sweeter edge, light notes of toffee, dark fruits and molasses sneaking into a dark chocolate bittersweetness. The sugars seem to provide a note like coffee liqueur.
The taste follows suit, though there's a bit more of a gentle smokiness over everything, seeming to be naturally derived from the roast. While there's a little sweetness, it's more bittersweet, and the cane sugar gives an interesting complement with the majority of the sweetness boiled out. There's a little bit of a stemmy thing, but in tune with the strong malt and the flavors it gives.
The body has a nice thickness, and these guys got the style right. It's not the heaviest, and it shouldn't be, but it's a big, thick, robust and full-bodied stout with just a nip of crispness and plenty of smoothness.

10-07-2013 20:26:01 | More by Brenden
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whatname

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

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

Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours an effervescent mahogany with a thumb of mocha colored head. Nice oily sheen, traces of head retention & lacing

S: Carob & coffee, dark fruit & licorice, boozeyness & oak

T: Follows the nose, plus much molasses , figgyness & dryness & charred grain up front. More dryness, figs, raisins, dark chocolate & charred grain & woody hops & more dark chocolate, carob & leafy hops as this warms, plus more molasses. Finishes dry, with booze burn, a touch of vanilla, oak, caramel, figs & caramel, plus leafy hops & figs

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, body thins out as this warms, a touch of boozey warmth as well

Super complex beer, pretty darn drinkable, spot on for the style. Not world-class, but knocking on the door. Both beers I've tried from these guys have impressed, will hope I can get more. Worth seeking out

11-13-2013 05:25:39 | More by russpowell
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-26-2014 00:12:12 | More by Lanstrum
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-18-2014 04:18:33 | More by ohiobeer29
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srbcurti

Brazil

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2013 21:09:44 | More by srbcurti
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-09-2013 06:25:08 | More by Beertracker
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-18-2014 03:59:22 | More by oso
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Bung

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-22-2013 02:04:44 | More by Bung
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

600 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly sweet, the brew smells like chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, dark fruit, and something that reminds me of brown sugar (which I assume is the Black Rapadura cane sugar listed on the label). The taste is very sweet just like the aroma, it tastes like chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruit (cherries), roasted malt, vanilla, and some coffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, it's a sweeter tasting Imperial Stout. I certainly wouldn't mind buying this again in the future!

05-25-2013 21:33:40 | More by bluejacket74
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DayMD

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-29-2013 23:37:11 | More by DayMD
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%

Very stoked to find this at a local bar in Curitiba!

Pitch black, with a minimal brown head that dissipates to a thick ring.

Smells of anise, plum, raisin, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, light coffee.

Tastes of brown sugar, caramel, high roast, chocolate, raisins, dates and pecans.

Full bodied, thick, chewy almost.

Impressive, I must say. I really hope I can get a bottle to go to bring back stateside...

07-13-2013 21:19:34 | More by EgadBananas
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-12-2013 03:41:12 | More by jaydoc
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-19-2013 23:45:38 | More by hockeypuck
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-19-2014 05:13:59 | More by ddedhed
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-26-2014 00:04:40 | More by largadeer
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

08-07-2014 06:32:19 | More by Big_Dave
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metter98

New York

3.86/5  rDev -3%

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to the light, the edge of the glass is clear dark red. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lactose and dark malts are present in the nose along with hints of brown sugar.
T: The taste has flavors of lactose and dark malts along with notes of brown sugar along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be more like an Imperial Milk Stout instead of a Russian Imperial Stout and lacks roasted malts and much in the way of bitterness, but in any event, it is extremely drinkable considering the strength because any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste. All of the flavors seem to mesh well together.

09-08-2013 01:38:58 | More by metter98
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Andyourdog2

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-04-2014 03:56:11 | More by Andyourdog2
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Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara from Cervejaria Colorado
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