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:
#166
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
1,064
pDev:
6.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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325
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Ratings: 1,064 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Desp59
2.5/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Huge coffee and roast. Not my thing.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.53/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SanMikeva
3/5  rDev -33%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.06/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Fox82791
3.35/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Looks close to perfect. Thick mocha head that slowly dissipates.

S: This is the first warning sign. Coffee smells almost sour.

Taste: Not much going on besides bitter, burnt, black coffee.

F: Very good body, nice and thick, what you want in an imperial stout.

O: This was quite the disappointment. Maybe it was just a bad bottle?

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of 1424IpA
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ShaunThePorch
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Nichols33
3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryant21
3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elgato31
3.6/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good double stout. I really like this beer. Kind of like the cafe cubano

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Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle - $13.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a viscous, motor oil-esque body, black, though with no real head formation.

Smell: A roasty-toned aroma with chunks of bittersweet chocolate pitted with notes of prune juice, oozing molasses and a couple drops of soy.

Taste: Starts with dark chocolate sauce, then that molasses, a sliver of booze and bitter coffee flavors amidst ashen roast. Dark fruitiness. As with the aroma, a bit of soy. Sweet, roasty finish certainly with some warming qualities.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: Not to be missed? Well, it's fine. A beer which is just fine.

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Photo of almostjay
3.79/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.81/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.82/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle pours near black and opaque with a very durable light brown head.
Moderate coffee aroma and flavor. Bitter-sweet with a mildly bitter aftertaste.
Very thick, full body that’s nearly chewy.
Good carbonation level..

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Photo of iCabaLLero
3.82/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too roasted and too bland for a coffee stout. Black with a tan head. Mouthfeel is extremely roasted. Lots of coffee and chocolate flavors. I expected more from this one.

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Photo of 03_04_81
3.88/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Catch up rating from last night's RIS bottle share. Mild coffee notes flavor this throughout, not overdone, just nicely accenting the bold stout body. Really, really well done.

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Photo of LAND_MINE
3.89/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer if you love coffee. Black coffee that is. Almost a different beer when it warmed up. Either way, cold or cellar temp (maybe more), this beer is deliciously unique.

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Photo of tjk135
3.91/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good chocolate and coffee flavor but finished was a little on the harsh side. Wish it was a little smoother/sweeter.

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Photo of CapCollector16
3.91/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Caffè Americano from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 1,064 ratings