Clownoisseur (354) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bottle, labeled as "Caffe Americano". Pours an opaque black with some brown hues. A cinnamon colored head rises deep and that settles to a ring around the glass. Nice legs and gorgeous lace. Aromas are loaded with fresh roasted coffee, espresso, vanilla beans and dry cocoa. The taste is even more bold than the nose suggests. Very creamy/silky mouthfeel that lends itself nicely to the coffee/cocoa/vanilla harmony. Fantastic balance to this, never getting too sweet or too boozy. A nice coffee bitterness comes forth in the finish that is muted by more vanilla and cocoa sweetness. A really nice offering from CCB, very glad to have tried this.....and if I come across it again, I am making milkshakes with this one!
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Caffe Americano. Wow, talk about a shit ton of coffee. It’s like an espresso milkshake. Slight cream and sweetness. Fantastic.
bearohs (12) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Amazingly smooth creamy stout. The aromas are killer but not over bearing. The taste is full of body a rich stout with a hint of chocolate it.seems. loaded with coffee taste. .finishes clean. Wish they made this more often
Bacterial (2071) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick black pour with a slight tan head. Malty nose with some coffee and chocolate. Thick and very yummy. Cocoa vanilla boozy goodness.
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from grownfool - Thanks! Also, this is apparently bottled now. Anyway, lots of chocolate and vanilla and coffee, on a very thick, viscous palate. Very tasty in a small sample, but I imagine it would get a little tedious if I tried to drink a full pour, let alone a 750ml. Nevertheless, very tasty.
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro... Pours pitch-black with a small, creamy, beige head. Stubborn retention. The aroma is a swirl of espresso, fudge, caramel and toasted nuts – pistachios and almonds. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is akin to a huge cup of cafe con leche and it’s every bit as sweet as dulce de leche. Finishes roasty and sticky-sweet. Even for a major malt-head like me, this is too sweet to drink more than one snifter. Enjoyability is high. Drinkability is low.
juiceisloose (1056) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery. Inky black pour that is very thick and dense and crowned by a thick head of tan colored foam. The foam slowly recedes and leaves sticky sheets of lace behind on the glass. The aroma is bold is with notes of roasted espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, and ample piney hop bitterness. The real star is the roasted espresso with the mocha sweetness and coffee bitterness that it adds. The flavor follows suit with more darkly roasted espresso, dark chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. The mocha sweetness is balanced out nicely by the dark roasted malt character and the hop bitterness on the back end. Full bodied and almost chewy as you would expect from a CCB stout and finely carbonated that’s leads to a sweet mocha finish. This is just a solid coffee stout. Wayne is still the master of the dark beers. Good stuff.
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared at The Bruery - big thanks to Sam! Pours oily, black-brown with a thick, brown foam head. Heavy coffee on the nose with secondary notes of dark chocolate and tangy wood. Medium sweet flavor with more dense coffee, chocolate syrup, bittersweet baking cocoa, chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy texture. Rich dark chocolate character to finish with more hefty coffee, dirt and chocolate cake. Robust and decadent but still balanced and exceedingly tasty.
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft and from a growler. Famous thick and sludgy CCB imperial stout pour. Beautiful brown almost red head. Cuban coffee nose! Dark sweet molasses as well. Sick and thick on the tongue, huge cafe con leche flavors just from the head alone mixed with brown sugar. This is a sweet stout with nice chocolate undertones as well.
Wish they would bottle this bitch!
AHSlowhand (45) - - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Proof. Nice big brown head. Brown sugar, nuttiness, raison, roast malt. Crazy good