Caffè Americano
Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #114
Ranked #294
4.46 | pDev: 6.5%
Nov 21, 2021
Aug 14, 2013
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Notes: Traditional Caffè Americano is made by adding water to espresso. We break all the rules with this Double Stout. We refuse to add water to our beer after fermentation, but have no issues adding beer to our espresso. This deep, dark stout exhibits rich espresso and coffee notes, which are contributed by the generous use of roasted barley and espresso locally roasted by Buddy Brew Coffee. That simply is not enough for us. We also add roasted, raw chocolate and a hint of vanilla to this big bodied stout. Dodge the red eye and take a shot of the dark.
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4.44 by Taenim from New Jersey on Nov 21, 2021
4 by micada from New York on Aug 09, 2021
4 by BdM from Netherlands on Jun 18, 2021
4.46 by Beachbums13 from New Jersey on May 12, 2021
4.25 by petrusek23 from Ohio on May 10, 2021
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on May 03, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BFCarr from New Jersey

Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma certainly coffee and some booze notes. Taste is mostly booze (whiskey/bourbon) with mild coffee notes. Feel is very good and smooth. Overall it's an easy drinking 12% brew, yikes.

Apr 02, 2021
4.78 by JAWS from New York on Mar 09, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Dfeinman1 from Florida

Such a tasty beer. Perfect mouthfeel and carbonation.

Mar 02, 2021
4.21 by Sellen from Connecticut on Feb 12, 2021
4.06 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
4.32 by psdonnelly from Alabama on Jan 10, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Radome from Florida

Poured from a bomber bottle into a Duvel glass.

L - Deep brown color like motor oil, with no light allowed through. Medium brown colored head is thick and moussey when poured, like a dollop of brown whipped cream. It fades slowly to a thick ring around the glass and massive sheets of lacing.

S - Massive aromas of coffee and chocolate, backed up by strong roasted, almost burnt grains. This version is not barrel aged, but there is enough alcohol aroma that blends with the other aromas to almost make you think there is whiskey in there.

T - Espresso, chocolate, burnt grain, smoke. Alcohol sweetness mid-palate, followed by an off-dry finish.

F - Thick body with a silky, slightly oily feel. Low to moderate carbonation. Strong hops bitterness combines with burnt grain astringency. Big alcohol presence, but not overly hot.

O - This is a massive stout that still manages to show off subtle flavors and aromas. Maybe the most complex non-barrel-aged imperial stout I've tried. I hope to be able to sample some of the barrel-aged versions of this beer.

Jan 02, 2021
4.67 by rockrob from Massachusetts on Dec 05, 2020
3.72 by Appearanceswc from Virginia on Nov 16, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

On-tap at Mekong, tulip.

Black like black licorice with a ring of real tan that leaves discrete streaks of lace.

Strong roast, vanilla, sticky bun, refined espresso.

This thing is intense. Charcoal, black licorice, sweetened espresso. The flavors reverberate on my tongue.

Thick, sticky, soft carbonation.

I honestly don’t find it exceptionally complex, but it is intense on a level I’ve rarely experienced.

Nov 07, 2020
4.43 by rstump24 from Ohio on Oct 22, 2020
4.77 by Dillpickle315 from Colorado on Sep 28, 2020
4.49 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Aug 15, 2020
4.49 by Hopelessly0 from California on Jul 23, 2020
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4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

A: This pours pitch black and oily and has a sticky, thicc dark-khaki head.

S: Definitely getting the espresso on the nose. Vanilla comes through, as does roastyness.

T: Whoa... so much going on here. First off is an explosion of rich coffee and vanilla. It's not overly roasty, which is good in my opinion. Lots of toffee. I love the vanilla-forward flavor. Burnt caramel and molasses show up too. It's sweet but rich and roasty at the same time.

M: Very thick and sticky. A little cloying but in a good way. That burnt caramel and coffee and vanilla linger around for a while. This beer is giving me coffee breath!

O: So glad I found this! I almost didn't buy it because I didn't want an overly-roasted coffee flavored beer (this happened in the recent past -- $23 gone down the drain). Anyway, this lives up to the hype. It'll bring more than just a caffe americano flavor profile. I liken it to a coffee/vanilla-infused Marshall Zhukov -- has the same thickness and feel, and the base stout seems to bring just about the same flavors. Very impressed by this.

Jun 21, 2020
4.48 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2020
4.77 by ryanflc from New Jersey on Jun 16, 2020
4.19 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jun 15, 2020
4.3 by desint from Belgium on Jun 05, 2020
4.5 by moltch from Massachusetts on May 25, 2020
4.27 by GarrettBoots from Georgia on May 11, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jcflorian from Connecticut

Nice thick imp stout.

Apr 06, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stortore from Illinois

750 ml bottle into a snifter. Had 4/19/19.

Pours near black and opaque, with a half inch head of darker foam and some cling. Thick and oily looking. Aromas of espresso, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, fudge, toffee, caramel, some smoke. The flavor is the same- roasted malt, espresso, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, fudge, some cocoa. Very smooth, creamy, a great full body, well carbonated.

What a great beer. The espresso sets this apart from most coffee stouts, and the overall aromas and flavors are pretty intense. Keeps getting better as it warms and has such a nice feel. Well worth a purchase any time it comes around.

Mar 18, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with a finger of motor oil and caramel colored head. It looks dense and sticky, clinging to the glass after each swirl. Aroma is rich caramel, toffee and dark chocolate with roasty coffee and roasty and toasty malts. Whiskey spices up the back end with a little chary bitterness to round it out. It smells dense and hearty. Flavor profile is toffee, molasses, caramel, chocolate and roasty coffee with roasty, toasty, caramely malts. It's rich and dense, jam-packed with flavor. Bourbon adds a touch more depth and balance without adding much heat. Char closes it out, adding a little more bitterness. Mouth feel is dense, thick and chewy. Overall, dense and chewy stout jam packed with coffee and some bourbon. It's a boozy breakfast in a bottle.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 750mL bottle.

Mar 14, 2020
4.68 by Heeenrik from Finland on Mar 13, 2020
4.5 by Massbmx from Massachusetts on Mar 11, 2020
4.5 by heysuz from Indiana on Mar 11, 2020
4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Mar 11, 2020
4.33 by folkstar from Rhode Island on Mar 09, 2020
5 by doctorgary from New York on Feb 28, 2020
4.45 by beerrat from Virginia on Feb 28, 2020
4.15 by MGibbons from Maryland on Feb 22, 2020
Caffè Americano from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1246 ratings