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
Ratings:
1,030
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I been a fan of cigar city products for a long time and I have to say, this is one of the best beers I've ever had. This beer is so complex and only gets better as it warms. Can't wait to try it again

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Balanced with strong coffee notes. Luckily, I was able to score a glass of it during the Cigar City takeover at Three Floyds in the fall of 2015, because the Blackhawks had defeated the Lightning in the Stanley Cup. A great coffee stout, but I do prefer Bourbon County more. Had a bottle of it in March of 2016 and it was very bitter from strong dark chocolate and expresso. Also tasted somewhat smoked and ashy. Definitely a sipping beer.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I cannot find anything wrong with this beer. Thick black pouring with brown head .Coffee and vanilla on the nose. Tastes amazing nice coffee a little vanilla some chocolate, and no bitterness like I get on most coffee stouts

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours an opaque brown with a thin head that poofs. nose; rich chocolate/fudge, almond, basil, light char, & earthy hops. taste; chocolate malt, espresso, light fudge, vanilla, citrusy hops, almond, & light plum/licorice. the citrus/hop flavors are expertly subtle and complimentary to the dark stout character; amazing balancing job here! highly dense carbonation & heavy, creamy mouthfeel (this is probably the thickest beer i've ever had). cigar city with another masterpiece!

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This is the best coffee beer I've had all year!

Pours black with a caramel color head. Notes of coffee, roast, and sweetness on the nose. The taste at first was pinch of sweetness followed by a strong espresso flavor. More robust than most coffee beers I've had this year. Its rounded out with chocolate and a mouthfeel made it seem like creamer was present. As it warmed up tho, you could really start to smell the vanilla and it gradually made its way to the forefront of the beer. I;m not sure if this was due the warm of the beer or my palette getting use to the flavor. My friend picked up on the vanilla right away but for me it took almost half the beer and the warmth.

CCB is really killing it with this year's batch.

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Caffè Americano from Cigar City Brewing
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