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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout with coffee, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans

Editor’s Note: Non barrel aged. In 2014, this was tap only. A 22oz bottle was released in May 2015, along with some draft.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer evening ] - ABC Beers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, Den Haag, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Cigar City Caffè Americano Double Stout ].
Dark black brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, coffee, moderate chocolate, dark chocolate. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, sweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20150924]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Draft @ Freshcraft, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty strong coffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty coffee bitter chocolate and vanilla finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
24th September 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Opaque black - brown beer, small pale tan head. Airy palate. Very dark chocolate. Mild cream. Mild spice. Chocolate truffles. Spicy finish. Pretty tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
bottle at home .. dark black ... thick tan head .. rich ... massive coffee chcolate roast .. rich malts .. dark chcolate .. big coffee nose ... dark rich roast .. rich chocolate ,, massive coffee roast .. rich roast .. massive coffee .. sweet coffee roast .. massive coffee .. rich chocolate roast

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17299) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
Intensiver, fast schon zu süßer Antrunk von Kaffee. Süß malzige Noten, geringe Herbe. Würzig, intensiv, etwas Vanille. 12/10/11/12//12

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Pre Borefts tasting 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Tarry chocolate aroma intense it’s decent choc but too much booze. Good chocolate. Really good chocolate. Not sure on the the finish though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, 24/09/15. Black topped with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is rich malt, coffee grinds, spice, tar, chocolate. Taste comprises coffee cake, chocolate fudge, sweet licks, light roast, toffee. Full bodied, fine carbonation, subtle warming alcohol in the close. Solid impy, good balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Growler @ The Bruery, shared by Sam. Black pour with a small tan head. Really spicy coffee aroma, lots of roast, vanilla, and fudge. Brown sugar, licorice, plenty of lactose, and a slight nuttiness. Flavor is quite sweet and creamy. Lactose, coffee, and toasted nuts. Fudge, brown sugar, and roasted malt. Slight ash and acidity on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Dark brown, sweet, nice bitterness...arguably smells like a colada. Very sweet, rich gooey coffee and sugar character. Very good.


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