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Café Americana - Cigar City Brewing

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Café Americana
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.54%
Wants: 112
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wiltznucs on 08-14-2013)
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

djrn2, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Thorpe429, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

spycow, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

acurtis, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark tan thick single finger head with excellent lacing on a jet black body. Aroma of espresso, burnt wood, banana peel, rubbing alcohol. dark chocolate and roasted malts. Aroma would be better if it was a bit stronger. Flavor follows with milk chocolate which dominates throughout providing a sweetness that at first is too much but you eventually get used too. Additional notes of coffee, vanilla, cake icing, milk, roasted malts and some espresso which doesn't overwhelm. Full and creamy body and light carbonation. Mouthfeel can't get any better. Very good brew. May be too sweet for some. Lucky to have had a chance to try this one.

kylehay2004, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Knapp85, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler huge huge thanks to wickedtoaster (Reddit) for this amazing beverage. Filled about a week ago.

Great looking creamy foamy 1/2 finger head fades at a med pace, huge legs and decent lacing, ridiculously super dark pitch black beer. Practically strains the glass.

Nose brings pure awesome coffee, a light nutty aroma, nutty coffee mostly, little dark caramel and dark malts, chewy like dark molasses maybe, great awesomeness of coffee mild nutty and dark malts, hint cocoa, little syrup.

Taste is amazing, super thick dark malts, loads of chocolate and coffee. Dark thick melted bakers choc, creamy like maybe oats, milk choc, etc. Great nutty coffee, lots of awesome coffee, fresh roasted coffee beans. Then mild caramel and toffee like characters, into mild booze characters, little warming slight tingly booze. so much creamy awesome coffee dark choc goodness. Finish is a bit dry but lots more dark malt, bakers choc, little bitterness, little dark choc oat character, great awesomeness.

Mouth is full bod, super thick little booze, decent carb.

Overall holy shit! This is up there with the best beers I've ever had. So much awesome, I'm glad I was able to try this. We had a slew of amazing beers on the night and this was the winner big time! Big thanks Chris!

jlindros, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

InspectorBob, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

dbrauneis, Sep 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gonzoillini, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

tdm168, Aug 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ShanePB, Sep 11, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Coffee District. Served in a Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Really thick black body. Big dark chocolate head. Looks like Zhukov. Impressive.

Smell - Not a ton of aroma. Coffee and dark chocolate malt. Booze.

Taste - Lots of chocolate. Arguably more chocolate than coffee, especially up front. Coffee builds and even becomes a bit acidic in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very thick. Standard fare for a Cigar City stout, but the acidity cuts back on the mouthfeel.

Overall - The coffee is too acidic for me. Impressive stout otherwise.

Alieniloquium, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

chippo33, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

jrallen34, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Lare453, Oct 20, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pitch black appearance with brown edges served in the tulip glass. There is just a wisp of a light brown ring on top and no real signs of lacing. The aroma takes charge with a thick sweet coffee chocolate with cherry malt and marshmallow vanilla. The flavor is similarly spectacular with intense coffee and dark chocolate. Again I get sweet cherry vanilla with woodsy undertones. There's just a vague hint if alcohol which just adds a satisfying warmth as it slides down. There's plenty of bitter licorice malt. Tart, sweet, intense but not at all cloying. Thick but velvety smooth. Just a near perfect brew, a defining stout.

Durge, Sep 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

aasher, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a motor oil hue with a nice one finger mocha head that left tremendous legs and leopardess spotty lacing. This is just incredible.

S - Aromas of TONS of coffee, dark and rich, creamy, smooth, iced coffee on the nose.

T - Taste is just incredible, stupendous coffee and chocolate notes, bitter roast, chocolate rich and bakers chocolate, super creamy and code, like a mocha cappuccino. Super nice bitter roast with a nice lingering creamy iced coffee notes, incredible.

M - Mouthfeel is just silly creamy delicious, just velvet goodness.

O - Overall this is an incredible beer, so much coffee especially on the finish. Drinks like an iced coffee with rich expensive coffee notes. Exceptional.

rudzud, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 19, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to canadianghetto for sharing!

Pours black as night, with a light brown head with little lace. The aroma hits hard with coffee beans and roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, and dates. The taste has plenty of medium bitter coffee roast notes, chocolate, toffee, candi sweetness. Pretty thick and chewy, full bodied easy. Overall, pretty great coffee stout!

EgadBananas, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Sean9689, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

tommyguz, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 05, 2014
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Café Americana from Cigar City Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.