Endless Nameless Bourbon Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing

Endless Nameless Bourbon Imperial StoutEndless Nameless Bourbon Imperial Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #266
ABV:
13.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,479
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
110
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Cigar City Brewing
 
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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
Reviews by deebo:
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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of mxracercam
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.

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Photo of maximum12
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.

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Photo of BMMillsy
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.

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Photo of jzeilinger
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!

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Photo of cjgator3
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.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of johnnnniee
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 :)

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

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of awdturboiv
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papajohn56
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jeffo
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.

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Photo of madbrewer9
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.

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Photo of cbutova
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.

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Photo of stephensinner
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joemochas
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmcurran
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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