Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara | Cervejaria Colorado

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Colorado Ithaca / GuanabaraColorado Ithaca / Guanabara

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Colorado

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is known as Ithaca in Brazil, but Guanabara in the US.

Added by DoubleJ on 10-10-2010

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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
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

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Colorado Ithaca / Guanabara from Cervejaria Colorado
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 176 ratings