Endless Nameless Bourbon Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing

Endless Nameless Bourbon Imperial StoutEndless Nameless Bourbon Imperial Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #277
ABV:
13.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,486
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
110
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Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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Endless Nameless Bourbon Imperial StoutEndless Nameless Bourbon Imperial Stout
Notes: Imperial Stout with rye, aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 110 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger nd a half of dense dark tan head which vanishes quickly leaving no lacing
S: Smells of boozy bourbon barrel with some licorice and molasses notes, oak, caramel, vanilla, fudge and roasted malts.
T: Taste is bourbon barrel and booze with caramel, vanilla, 0oak, fudge, sweet coffee, roasted malts, and black licorice, Swallow is roasted malts, more boozy barrel,, licorice, chocolate, coffee, and lingering oak with a little more caramel and vanilla.
M: This beer is on the heavier side of medium on the palate with a slightly slick mouthfeel. Carbonation is low and adequate for the style while the ABV gives this beer a drying finish.
O: This beer is intense and delicious. Great flavors and complexity on this one and the age helps to temper the heat and smooth everything out. Definitely happy I picked up this beer.

Apr 08, 2018
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery consumed on a balmy 93 degree day in front of the air conditioner with some friends. Solid black color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that recedes slowly. Great roasty chocolate on the nose with a nice supporting woody bourbon note and just a touch of earth and spice. More molasses and licorice on the pallet than the aroma suggested. some roast and an nice brown sugary woody oaky bourbon to round this out. Damn tasty and refreshing on this hot day :)

Jul 26, 2016
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL acquired through the El Catador club. Bottled 7/13/15. Served in a Cigar City teku.

Pours jet black with a finger and a quarter chocolate milk hued head. The pale foam shrinks to a few surface wisps and a thin rail around the edges, leaving behind no lacing.

Gentle, sweet, welcoming aromas of soft bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Smells great.

Flavors of chocolate fudge, bourbon, caramel, black coffee, wet oak, molasses, some brown sugar and a subtle nip of alcohol. The bourbon and fudge notes blend beautifully.

Syrupy full body with soft carbonation. Aftertaste of sweet bourbon doused fudgey brownies.

Cigar City have made another outstanding stout. Endless Nameless is excellent in every respect- appearance, nose, taste and body. Further confirmation that the El Catador club is a worthwhile continued investment.

May 01, 2016
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madbrewer9 from Florida

4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip at tasting room. Black viscous oil. Head almost non existent. Very visible meniscus.
Aroma is booze, bourbon and fudge.
Taste, bourbon, some hot booziness, slight oak, chocolate and tobacco.
Thick, viscous body . Finishes slightly hot with some dryness from alcohol.
Fantastic beer, walks the line between BCBS and KBS in flavor profile.

Apr 07, 2016
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cjgator3 from Florida

4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this beer the day after Cigar City's Hunahpu's Day 2016 at the brewery in Tampa, FL. This is another El Catador club beer I'm thankful to have tried before opening my bottle. It was absolutely fantastic. This is a very sweet imperial stout with a lot of added character from the bourbon barrels.

Mar 21, 2016
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Put this on a tape & stick in a tape deck, if you know what that is: thank to moose3285 for being my El Cat proxy, & I forbid you to ever move. 750ML bottle with perhaps the coolest label ever: darkest grey lettering on a black label backed by a monstrous stout. The label is virtually invisible to the naked eye. Split with my wife (a mistake, perhaps?).

The pour is blacker than 100 feet below Nym Lake (or so I’ve heard) with lively carbonation that retreats quickly. Very bourbon barrel RC Cola on the nose, heavily creamed coffee, & a dose of liquid marshmallow. I could lick this off a stick.

Endless Nameless is like waking up on Sunday Lake with a light rain pattering on the tent’s fly, with no vehicle but a canoe & nothing to do for days. That is…good. Shot of bourbon, four melted Three Musketeers bars, heavy marshmallow, roasted bitterness, Kahlua, the tears of a jet-black unicorn. Slick & heavy & dense like every CCB stout, I could down this in liter-sized boots.

Wow. This is The Two Towers of beers, so close to perfect as to make the distinction indistinguishable. Otherworldly good.

Mar 17, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL.

This one pours a very dark and ominous black, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like earthy roasted malt, tobacco, leather, chocolate, roasty coffee, lots of oak, and subtle bourbon.

This is insanely well balanced for the ABV. This is because the bourbon is subtle and well layered through the beer, with more oak and earthy barrel wood to show that's it's barrel aged. There's leather and tobacco, dark Belgian chocolate, and coffees.

This is thick and chewy, with a normal level or carbonation for the style.

This is up there with the best BA stouts that I've had.

Mar 12, 2016
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mctizzz from California

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thick with minimal head. Smelled a bit like Dark Lord, my buddy who isn't too into beer said it smelled like soy sauce. Definitely some good roast and bourbon, but my buddy was right about that soy sauce. Good, but not top tier like some choice CCB offerings.

Feb 06, 2016
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a recent trade with dboon. Cheers!

From a 750 into a snifter
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. Cool label too.

APPEARANCE: A clear black pour produces a two finger, medium looking, crackly and fizzy, light tan head with decent retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head crackles down to a full cap. A splotchy wisp and ring remain until the end but leave no lacing down the glass. Decent body but a sub-par head on this one.

SMELL: Big, boozy nose of alcohol, bourbon and oak initially. Further inspection find some smoky notes, molasses, light leather aromas, toffee and brown sugar as well. Lots of molasses and bourbon as it sits as well. Pretty well put together and lot of stuff going on.

TASTE: Boozy start with bourbon, alcohol, smoked flavors, molasses and brown sugar up front. Flavorful, and more waves after the swallow with lots of bourbon, oak, molasses, brown sugar, dark pure chocolate, vanilla and toffee sweetness lingering on the palate. Some smoky character as well. Lots going on and very flavorful.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A touch foamy in the beginning, though it gets creamier as it sits, goes down fine with a scratch at the back and finishes sticky. Some heat lingers for sure.

OVERALL: This is great stuff. Really enjoyed this. It’s boozy for sure, but the barrel ends up working great with all the sweet and roasted flavors in there, while the slight smoked character adds a nice touch as well. The head could be a little better engineered and the feel a bit creamier, but all things considered, this is top notch and I’d love to drink it again. Thanks again dboon. Loved this one.

Jan 25, 2016
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- Emptying a motor into my glass comes a black oily brew with a pale tan cap hardly erupting at all. A small ring exists after the fall dropping rare lace.

S- Old wet oak Bourbon barrels, heavily sweet caramel, cocoa, spicy whiskey, cookies and oatmeal. Raisiny dark fruits intensify to a heavy level with warming.

T- Spiced raisin and whiskey attack the palate with brute force but the underlying theme thankfully stays in place with charred grains and wet old ass oak coming in second. Caramel malts are generously sweet and compound on the dark fruits to shift the balance a bit out of place. Cocoa, toasted nuts, molasses, cereal grains, grape and a hint of vanilla come to mind as well.

MF- Thick as a brick and creamy chewy in texture. The carbonation lands towards the low side but no problem as the flavors are spirit level rich and support themselves. Hot finish as the massive ABV shows itself.

Dark fruits and sweetness really become immense with time. The whiskey and stout balance is lost and the beer follows.

Jan 24, 2016
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BigRedDog from Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet smokey bourbon. Charred wood silky chocolate and a big bourbon kick dominate the nose and tongue. Still nice and viscous after the barrel. Lots of barrel character though.

Nov 09, 2015
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour with a creamy toffee colored, thick lacing ring.

S - Acidic cocoa, bourbon, some chocolate.

T - Bourbon, charred smoky hickory woodiness, dark roasted chocolate, light vanilla and a very nice dry finish. Some ABV warming on the way down

M - Full body, thick, oily, slippery, very sticky.

O - Huge complexity and nicely done!

Nov 03, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

another huge and awesome imperial stout from cigar city. i head it was a zhukov iteration of some kind, but i am not thinking so, its so different. i couldnt get over the residual bitterness in this, its crazy. more like a milkshake thick black ipa with how much bitterness is left over, but because of how thick it is, and how much bourbon comes though (especially on the nose), its almost impossible to tell if its from hops, grain, barrel char, or some ungodly combination of them both. it doesnt stop me from enjoying this a whole lot, but i am used to these beers being sweet, and this is for a minute, but its anything but on the back end. wow. pungent bitterness, almost flavorless bitterness for a moment amidst the swirling cyclone of coffee and black barley flavors. a mild smoke to it too, maybe that contributes to this flavor. huge body is wintery for a florida beer, and the abv, believe it or not, is really not all that obvious. this was one of the most unique big stouts i have encountered in awhile. so glad they brought it to colorado this past week. one of my unlikely favorites from a really incredible week or two of beers (and counting). not for the meek.

Sep 30, 2015
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timc100 from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another very rich, balanced and delicious CCB barrel aged ale. Not as viscous, heavy, or sweet as there other stouts. Tons of gooey bourbon caramel, burnt marshmallows, bitter dark chocolate. On the palate it's closer to medium bodied, but slick and carries the flavors well. The finish is dry with lingering bitter dark chocolate and barrel.

Aug 23, 2015
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KevSal from California

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another Ccb ba stout? Gotto try it! Big thanks to jamesh for this hook up, got it today and I'm on vacation... Open it goes!

Pours stout thick but thin compared to (all) other Ccb stouts lol still pretty thick

Nose is roasty, chocolate, delicious

Taste takes it home, rich chocolate, some roastiness. Slight fruitiness. I'm loving it

Feel is nice, medium heavy with light carbonation

Over all it's different than other Ccb but fantastic! Nice to see them push out of their norm. Though I was they saved the name for something more massive!

Aug 10, 2015
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Catador membership. Pours pitch black with a two finger, creamy and fluffy light brown head. Aroma is huge barrel char, lots of bourbon, chocolate, coconut, rye, dark fruits. Flavor is lots of chocolate and some dark fruits, an interestingly light rye spicey note, huge char from the barrels, nicely integrate bourbon notes. Rich, though not as insanely thick as some CCB stouts, with low carbonation. Really, really nice. This is what the Eclipse series of beers SHOULD be if they had some body. Very similar fruity and big char notes on the flavor, but this blows away the Eclipse variants.

Aug 02, 2015
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Beer4B from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark brown to black with small caramel head. The smell is nice and is typical of an imperial stout aged in barrels. A little rye on the nose. Taste is a little different with the rye and some malt I'm not used to. The feel is thinner then CCB stouts that I've experienced, but I wouldn't say this is thin. Overall it's a good BA stout with some rye and interesting notes.

Jul 22, 2015
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mxracercam from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A drier, different type of BA Stout from CCB. The heavier presence of Rye makes for a unique flavor combination. A littler thinner than most BA CCB stouts, this still has excellent legs and mouthfeel.

If you like something a bit different, you'll love this beer.

Jul 20, 2015
Endless Nameless Bourbon Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 110 ratings