Caffè Americano
Cigar City Brewing

Caffè AmericanoCaffè Americano
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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #117
Ranked #286
4.46 | pDev: 6.5%
Dec 12, 2022
Aug 14, 2013
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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Rated: 4.09 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Unknown vintage

Some more BIF heat from the legendary @Eziel! I’m starting to work my way up to the more acclaimed bottles he sent me now, this one hovering right below the top 250 at the moment. Let’s get into it

Pours a very dark brown with a finger of reddish tan that that quickly fades to a ring and leave minimal lacing

I’m gonna guess this bottle is getting a bit old since there’s not a ton of coffee in the nose, but it’s still good. I’m picking up on aromas of cocoa powder, sweet bourbon, raisin, vanilla bean, dry oak, medium roast coffee, and a touch of bell pepper

Oh yeah, this has lost most of the coffee it once had. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting dark chocolate, vanilla bean, sweet bourbon, toasted oak, caramel, and light raisin. The swallow brings notes of cocoa powder, earthy whiskey, vanilla bean, toasted oak, brown sugar, burnt caramel, and very faint coffee

A medium full body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes slightly sticky and boozy

This one was fine, just not amazing, but that’s definitely a function of age. I’d love to try it again fresh one day
Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Taenim from Maine

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by micada from New York

Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4 by BdM from Netherlands

Jun 18, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by Beachbums13 from New Jersey

May 12, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by petrusek23 from Ohio

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.78 by JAWS from New York

Mar 09, 2021
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Rated by Dfeinman1 from Florida

4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Such a tasty beer. Perfect mouthfeel and carbonation.
Mar 02, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Sellen from Connecticut

Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.32 by psdonnelly from Alabama

Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.67 by rockrob from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by Appearanceswc from Virginia

Nov 16, 2020
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.43 by rstump24 from Ohio

Oct 22, 2020
Caffè Americano from Cigar City Brewing
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