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Bourbon Barrel-aged Caffè Americano | Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.42/5
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36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout brewed with vanilla, cacao nibs and bourbon barrel-aged coffee

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
36
pDev:
5.2%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Kurmaraja:
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4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of cjgator3
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into an El Catador snifter. Bottling date of 01/05/2018 etched on the neck of the bottle. This is a Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout brewed with vanilla, cacao nibs and bourbon barrel-aged coffee.

Bourbon, coffee, vanilla, chocolate all make up the fantastic aroma. Thick bodied, lightly carbonated, silky smooth on the tongue. The taste is fantastic as well. Sweet and roasty, coffee, and a warming finish with the sweetness lingering in the finish as well. Full of flavor, silky smooth, and the high alcohol content is deceptive. Outstanding offering from Cigar City that I consider absolutely perfect. One of my favorites I've had from CCB. One of the very few beers I've rated on BA with a perfect rating.

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Photo of maximum12
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another El Cat bottle; the other one died a noble death in my mouth-hole before I’d left FL proper. 750 ML bottle split with my coffee/caffe’ loving wife.

The pour is blacker than midnight on Lake Insula with a tree leaning at a 45 degree angle over your tent while the wind is rising…no, I’m not real bright. Nose is surprisingly light: roast, barrel, bourbon.

Caffe’ Americano – Bourbon Barrel Aged isn’t bad. OK, it’s curling my toes. The coffee is SPOT on (that’s a GPS/woods joke) & I swear I can taste the beans that were barrel aged, because the bourbon has layers. Wood, dark alcoholic heat, early morning coffee are ascendant. Belly warmth. Big, thick, dangerous, because I feel this should be served in pint glasses. Scratch that, imperial pint glasses. With complementary cots & ibuprofen.

I believe my lust for Cigar City stouts has been well documented over the years – here is Exhibit A. This is top-shelf stuff. The underlying stout, the coffee, the barrels – wow. Just wow. Now sorry that we half-drunkenly slugged the other bottle.

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3.77/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into snifter appears black in color with a khaki headz

Nose of coffee, roast, earth and oak. It tastes roasty and earthen with coffee, anise and booze.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A fine brew but for the price difference I think I prefer the non barrel aged version.

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4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spark3148857
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador Club. Bottled 1/5/18. Served in a Cigar City teku. Enjoyed 7/22/18.

Pours oil black with two and a half fingers of quickly-shrinking dark tan head. Within a few moments only a narrow uneven perimeter remains with only a couple dots on the surface and a couple small islands of lace.

Aromas of bourbon and coffee are immediately present in the nose. Fudge, heavy cream, caramel and some slight char round things out.

The flavors are rich and robust. Bourbon-spiked coffee, dark chocolate fudge, caramel, faint vanilla, brown sugar, a little dark fruit, heavily roasted malt and a warming nip of alcohol. It’s delicious.

Full, creamy body with subtle carbonation that allows this decadent nectar to really coat the palate. The aftertaste is full of bourbon spiked macchiato.

Cigar City has found a way to further elevate a favorite style of mine. Cafe Americano is one of the best barrel aged coffee stouts that I’ve ever had. All the right notes come through clear and delicious here.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rcjennings
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel-aged Caffè Americano from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 36 ratings