Caffe Americano - Rum Barrel Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale with coffee, cocoa nibs & vanilla beans added and aged in rum barrels

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
362
pDev:
6.37%
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
43
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 362 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Firestone Walker tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a low amount of visible carbonation. Forms a thin chocolate brown head that fades quickly. This is about as opaque as anything I've drank, I think.

S: Chocolate and rum mix with vanilla, coffee, oak, big tobacco and dry tannins. Big sweet roasted malts and cacao.

T: Chocolate up front - seems more prominent than the coffee, though that's obviously a huge contributor as well. Rich cacao, vanilla, and the rum spices mesh together well. Sweet roasted malts, some uncured tobacco, mocha and rum spices over the malted milk balls. It finishes fairly sweet but not cloying.

M: A thick, slick, sticky body is no surprise with Cigar City's beers. The alcohol presence seems quite well-hidden given the style. Low carbonation sensation.

O: Really, really good. The rum barrel works here. There have been many times I didn't enjoy a rum barrel treatment for beers, but it meshed well with the flavors in this one. Very, very nice.

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Photo of baggedlunch
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EB1
4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kash2112
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eternal218
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danny1217
4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikey2333
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.92/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love regular Cafe Americano and this one takes it a step further! Magnificent but smooth Rum barrel notes and still that same coffee with slight peppery heat! Glorious!!

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Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a thick, oily mocha and mahogany stream with a rusty, dark brown head
S: Espresso, melted chocolate, and molasses
T: Bright shot of dark roasted coffee, decadent dark chocolate, vanilla, fudge, and a bit of spice from the rum barrel
F: Thick, chewy, and viscous
O: This was an excellent improvement on the base beer. Aside from being one of the most aesthetically pleasing stouts I've laid eyes on, this beer delivered a robust and flavorful tasting experience. Thick and rich with excellent espresso and chocolate notes, Rum BA Caffe Americano did not disappoint. Well done.

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Photo of JayGreezy
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Burgh1328
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maljay26
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerBucks
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Caffe Americano - Rum Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 362 ratings