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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
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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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Pug

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-06-2014 21:28:48 | More by Pug
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-18-2013 22:16:27 | More by ryanpj
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2013 05:29:58 | More by Troville1990
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-14-2013 05:09:51 | More by MarkyMOD
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-14-2013 03:34:51 | More by MammothTarantula
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.8%

11-13-2013 02:59:04 | More by wtkphoto
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

11-10-2013 15:07:35 | More by NYR_Rob
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

11-05-2013 01:06:09 | More by Mattyb79
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Deep brown almost black color, some yeast left in bottle. Prickly carbonation and medium bodied. very light chocolate nose and flavor is sugar, chocolate and molasses. The 10% abv is hidden. $9.99 for a 20oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 22:34:56 | More by jdhilt
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle picked up from Central Market while I was in San Antonio, TX.

The beer is dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roast with prominent chocolate. Bold and flavorful. Rich and smooth with moderately low carbonation. A nice balance of bittering hops with sweet chocolate and roast. A touch of warming alcohol in the finish. Overall, this was quite tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 03:24:09 | More by Huhzubendah
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Goobastic

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

10-27-2013 19:03:52 | More by Goobastic
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle.

Appearance: Deep dark brown, zero head.

Nose: Pure, rich blackstrap molasses, a bit of brighter sugar, toffee, and rich creamy milk chocolate.

Taste: Big sweet sugar and molasses punch up front that's balanced very nicely with a bit of smoke and some dried meat. This "Rapadura" sugar has a really nice, unique sweet and savory flavor combination. It fades into a nice earthy charcoal. Definitely unique and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and sugary. A bit too thin. The bottle says the body is lightened to make it more drinkable, but the flavor makes it a perfect slow-sipper. If they beefed up the body on this it would be incredible.

Overall: Really impressed with this. Unique beer from a unique place. Makes me hopeful for more good beer from South America.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 01:43:00 | More by fdig23
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JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

10-20-2013 06:30:56 | More by JoeMans
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-19-2013 23:45:38 | More by hockeypuck
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with an almost one finger tan head, with nice retention and lacing. Nice aroma with dark roasted malt, molasses, and chocolate. There is also a sugar aroma which I believe is rapadura sugar.

Tastes much like it smells with dark roasted malt. molasses, bittersweet chocolate, and the rapadura sugar. There is also some hop bitterness for balance, and this beer has 50 IBUs. The alcohol is well hidden for a 10.5 % beer.

Full bodied with modest carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 15:43:37 | More by hardy008
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Benny3000

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-08-2013 23:19:29 | More by Benny3000
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-06-2013 04:31:22 | More by hellhammermario
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

20 oz bottle was poured into a large Duvel snifter. Good till 8/13/15. Batch 48. Found this at Liquorworld in Cambridge.

Appearance: This beer poured a small mocha color head that for the most part was still there. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Molasses, chocolate, roasted coffee, raisins, a little smoke, alcohol, and tobacco.

Taste: Sweet can sugar molasses, smoke, raisins, chocolate, roasted coffee, tobacco, warm alcohol, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy smooth, full bodied, warm alcohol, tingly bitterness, and low to medium carbonation. Good stuff.

Overall: This is extremely solid RIS. Happy to have found this rare find. Should have saved it for another year.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 05:51:16 | More by Flounder57
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Bung

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-22-2013 02:04:44 | More by Bung
Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara from Cervejaria Colorado
89 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.