Caffè Americano | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by wiltznucs on 08-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#160
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
1,050
pDev:
6.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick beige head. Ridiculous chocolate aroma with coffee. Tasted moderate to heavily sweet. Huge chocolate on flavor with coffee and a hint of vanilla. Some caramel and toffee notes. Excellent stout!

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4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle about a year and a half of age. Got notes of raisin and banana on the nose. Very sweet taste, almost too sweet like candy. Nice finish with some dry coffee/espresso notes. Overall very good beer.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
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4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
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4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Description: Almost black appearance with a deep brown head but not much of it. Pours smooth and looks tasty right out of the bottle. The coffee smell is robust and there's also some earthiness mixed in that I couldn't quite place. Vanilla/cream notes are also apparent and there's also a bit of chocolate. Taste is predominantly roasty coffee but it doesn't completely overwhelm the beer and is tempered by the vanilla. The chocolate is more apparent than in the smell and it's balanced: none of the flavors blot out the others. Feel is thick, rich and velvety - pretty spot on for a stout.

Suggested food pairing: Pot roast

If you like this beer then you should also try: KBS

Overall: 4.5 (This beer is very good and I would definitely drink it again) My main complaint with coffee stouts is that often the coffee flavor takes over and completely dominates the beer. Not so with this one. Coffee is definitely there but it doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. This has a complex flavor profile and lots of depth. Certainly one to try!

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Caffè Americano from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 1,050 ratings