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:
#162
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
1,060
pDev:
6.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This pours out much like most CCB stouts do, it's blacker than black with a dark brown head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with coffee aromas, not much else really but loads of coffee. The taste is similar to that as well, some very elegant coffee flavors in this beer mixed with the heavy malt backbone that the beer was made from. The feel is super rich, lots of stickiness. Overall it's a great stout, I'd expect this from CCB who knows a thing or two about making beers of this style.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes. Had on nitro-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a snifter.

A: Very dark rich brown, large thick creamy brown head. Standard nitro movement in the snifter, and quite opaque.

S: Coffee, creamy, light chocolate, lactose sweetness.

T: Follows the nose. A nice medium-roast coffee flavor that isn't overly bitter, with creamy lactose and milk chocolate following that. I wouldn't say it's a particularly complex flavor, but wow is it tasty.

M: Insanely creamy - both the milkiness and the nitro serving contributing here - and velvety smooth. Moderate alcohol presence, although for the listed ABV it's quite well-hidden. I would give the mouthfeel a 6 out of 5 if I could.

O: This was incredible on nitro. I didn't have the chance to try the regular carbonated version, but the flavors were amazing so I don't think it would suffer any fall-off. This is at least one of my top five favorite non-barrel aged stouts I've ever had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a snifter @ WOB Dr. Phillips Orlando.

Appearance jet black holding up a paper thin tan head. Apparent thick viscosity when swirled in the glass. Classic motor oil presentation.

The dark espresso aroma is the big initial hit on the nose. This is quickly followed by aromatic notes of cocoa, dark roasted malts, raisins and figs.

Taste is simply outstanding. First sip approaches some cloying sweetness for a moment but just a touch of bitter dark roast coffee bean and malt slips in behind the sweetness. Fantastic balance of the bitter-sweet qualities. Finishes with a mildly sweet dark dried fruit and cream ending.

Mouthfeel is slick and smooth; thick and chewy. Perfect for this style of beer.

This is not one to miss!!

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Caffè Americano from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 1,060 ratings