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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
THE BROS
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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with a light amount of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and significant amounts of dark crimson highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a thick film covering the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark fruits (plum and fig), dark malts, and roasted malts are present with a lighter aroma of lactose and some hints of brown sugar sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong aromas of dark and roasted malts with a moderate amount of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark fruits (plum and fig), some lighter flavors of licorice, and just a hint of lactose sweetness. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of alcohol warming.

O: Seems like a hybrid of a Russian Imperial Stout and a Milk Stout, very enjoyable with a light to moderate amount of sweetness and some notes of alcohol are present. Much more of a slow sipper than an easy drinker. Well constructed.

09-01-2014 17:06:44 | More by dbrauneis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.6%

08-31-2014 18:38:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +9%

08-31-2014 01:01:33 | More by Bosoxfan20
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-27-2014 16:20:25 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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MickeyKnox

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

08-27-2014 03:58:38 | More by MickeyKnox
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rspauldi

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-18-2014 12:52:21 | More by rspauldi
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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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Andyourdog2

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-04-2014 03:56:11 | More by Andyourdog2
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-20-2014 22:45:30 | More by XmnwildX12
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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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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Brazil

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Brazil

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

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

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.6%

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

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

06-12-2014 01:50:47 | More by jneiswender
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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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Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara from Cervejaria Colorado
89 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.