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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

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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Reviews by sweemzander:
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours practically pitch black. Some good tan froth and lacing formed.

(S)- Quite sweet and rich. Tons of chocolate, raisin, and brown sugar.

(T)- Very very sweet. It is not shy of brown sugar; very sweet with some cocoa, raisin, and vanilla poking through.

(M)- Smooth carbonation level meets an extremely sweet profile overall, and I mean sweet.

(O)- Its very sweet, though I still like what I see. Not sure if age will help this, since it might just get even sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 18:00:54 | More by sweemzander
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-20-2014 22:51:47 | More by bleedsblu
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-20-2014 22:45:30 | More by XmnwildX12
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-19-2014 05:13:59 | More by ddedhed
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Brazil

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-16-2014 23:38:44 | More by leolevorin
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FLima

Brazil

4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in Brazil.
Deepest black color with a thick caramel head with great retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, pine, caramels, rapadura and licorice.
Bold flavor with notes of licorice, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, plums, red fruits, cola, lots of anise, some lactose and nuts, rapadura, roasted malts and some citrusy. Dry aftertaste with a muffled but present bitterness.
Full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 10.5% abv is evident and it could be better hidden, but still harmonic with the overall beer. Sticky feeling.
Very complex and solid RIS, but balanced towards the sweet side of it and not counterbalanced by hops. The rapadura gave a nice and interesting local touch, though.
Good local offering, a pity it is not sold at Guanabara prices off-shore. Amazingly, locally an Old Rasputin has a better cost benefit, being cheaper and better.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2014 13:06:01 | More by FLima
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-06-2014 01:04:25 | More by StaveHooks
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videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-30-2014 15:02:07 | More by videofrog
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magictacosinus

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-30-2014 05:10:32 | More by magictacosinus
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-29-2014 17:03:22 | More by bschinelli
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-28-2014 21:14:02 | More by BrooklynPanch
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2014 01:21:39 | More by BeerForMuscle
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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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erialbill

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

04-29-2014 01:37:38 | More by superspak
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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New Jersey

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Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara from Cervejaria Colorado
89 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.