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Cincinnatus 2011 - Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

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Cincinnatus 2011Cincinnatus 2011

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BA SCORE
88
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 12-15-2011)
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all, if you do not like bourbon, then go away. If all of your bourbon-barrel aged stouts must contain massive amounts of coffee and chocolate to smooth out the flavors and take away the bourbon bite, then this beer is not for you. If you are unfamiliar with the mantra of the bourbon drinker (``first ya swaller, then ya hollar''), then you are barking up the wrong tree. Go back to your KBS and CBS. Those are outstanding beers (if you can get them). However, if you DO like bourbon and DO NOT mind if your beer has some bite, then come with me...

Hand numbered wax-dipped bottle (1128/2324) poured into a Brooklyn snifter. The beer is dark mahogany (not black) and pours with (sadly) low viscosity and little carbonation (as expected from a barrel-aged brew). The nose has LOTS of bourbon and oak. I mean this beer smells like Bubba Buck when he comes back from his still hidden up yonder in them thar hills. There's no doubt whatsoever where THIS beer has been. Not getting many roasty notes like coffee, but I do get a small faint touch of chocolate.

Full-bodied beer with wonderful flavor, but the mouthfeel is a little thin. In the front of the palate I get a quick cola-like taste, then nice semi-sweet vanilla, oak, and bourbon flavors. The beer is not boozy at all, but does have a warming finish with flavors that mesh together nicely. The finish is like a liquor-filled chocolate. Mouthfeel notwithstanding, the beer is dangerously drinkable and tastes DAMN GOOD. Listermann should be really, really proud of this beer.

If this beer felt creamier in the mouth, it would be an absolute world-class beer. If it was thicker and darker and poured more like Quaker State, BAs would be jumping out of their skins seeking this stuff out and trading away their first-borns for a bottle. If it had more of a big, roasty, malt presence, BAs would be driving hundreds of miles to the Queen City to buy it and nimrods would be selling it on ebay for $40 a bottle. As it is, this beer falls just shy of being top-shelf. It has the flavor, it just lacks the ``oomph'' to make it to that top tier. As far as taste goes, I'd put it slightly above Weyerbacher Heresy (I love Heresy, but this one has just a bit more intensity in the flavor). Since this beer is quite easy for me to get, I will stockpile a few bottles to share with other BAs in future trades (as long as they really, really like bourbon). I will definitely buy this beer every year. Mark my words: if it improves even a little bit from year-to-year, it won't be long before this will be a highly-anticipated release. I just wish it wasn't quite so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 01:18:33 | More by deadonhisfeet
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12 fl. oz. bottle
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1632/2324

A - This beer is black. An increasingly aggressive pour produced basically no head. There were a few mocha bubbles around the outside of the glass.

S - I get some caramel and vanilla notes. It has a dessert smell. The alcohol was apparent especially at the beginning.

T - There is a surprising amount of heat in this beer. I would have thought 2-3 years would have mellowed it more. The vanilla is somewhere in the background.

M - Full

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Cincinnatus 2011 from Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.