jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Guanara. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste is malted barley, brownie, fudge, roasted chocolate malt, cane sugar and sweet milk chocolate. Medium body. Finishes sweet chocolate. Very milky and fudgy. Solid beer.
EithCubes (4641) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20 oz bottle. Nose heavy chocolate with medium roast, relatively dark and sludgy, faint licorice/anise, earthy malt and slightly green hops. Pours very dark brown that’s nearly black in the glass, slivers of red poking out around the edges, with a hearty tan head. Taste is very sweet with a decent amount of roast, sort of a highly-sugared Turkish coffee with extra burned notes. Velvety rich chocolate with light berries in the bg, but really the sweetness is more pure sugar than malt-influenced. And some honey character, too, and light smoke and faint blueberries. Mayybe vanilla, but that may be my failing (association). Has some English impy character and thankfully skips the American hop overload, light bitterness that’s drowned out by, well, you guessed it. Obese body, extremely sticky lips, clean, refreshing, with medium carbonation, extremely well-controlled alcohol (dangerous, really, dangerous!). This is a big boy! And I’m thankful for that -- great flavor intensity, good in all aspects, just way overdoes the sweetness.
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown with lots of floaties, head was thin and tan to light brown in color. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice, and light chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate malted balls, a bit bland old finish.
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the Pour house. Aroma of Plums and bitter chocolate. Pours Black with no real film or head. Taste is tart plum (infection? ) , milk chocolate and iron. Sweetness is there but overshadowed by obvious infection. Rats.
PhillyCraft (2854) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sample at p Ouse, pours brownish black with small watery head. Notes are nail polish, acetone, malt, cocoa, and aggressive roasting. Thin and astrinent so not mine or anyone’s thing.
BigBeer45 (1210) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Champanes in Warren, the label reads 10% alc. not 10.5% alc.,
the pour made almost a fingers worth of tan colored bubbles that receded to a ring and partial cover, this beer was dark brown-black in the glass,
it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a thin film of dark sediment,
it had aromas of roasted malt, caramel, dark sugar, hints of burnt sugar and a little nut,
this impy did not have a lot of sweetness but the roasted malt was light enough that it came across as sweet, the nose was about medium or so,
the flavors were roasted malt with dark brown sugar, a touch of chocolate and coffee, and dark berry that was similar to raspberry and blueberry fruit,
the finish had a light bitterness with brown sugar and caramel,
the mouth feel was medium or a touch more, it had average carbonation,
this is an imperial stout that had a light roasted malt aroma nad flavor with a palate that was lighter than the better impys beers,
the dark cane sugar was evident in this drink, which added a nice touch but this was not a stand out.
rnunes75 (128) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tipicamente inglês, o estilo Imperial Stout tem normalmente generoso teor alcoólico, e como deve ser a Black Rapadura da Colorado terá 10,5% de álcool. O produto foi elaborado com rapadura escura e os melhores maltes ingleses selecionados para fazer com que essa cerveja evolua em sabor por até dois anos, se guardada em lugar escuro e fresco.
Inspirada na Fullers Vintage, uma cerveja inglesa de receita também variante e de tiragem limitada, a Black Rapadura vem agregar ainda mais valor ao portifolio tipicamente brasileiro da Cervejaria Colorado, que já conta com a Colorado Appia (Weiss com Mel), Colorado Cauim (Pilsen com Mandioca), Colorado Demoiselle (Porter com Café) e Colorado Índica (India Pale Ale com Rapadura).
A diferenciação entre os dois produtos Colorado que levam Rapadura em sua formulação, além do estilo adotado, está também na concentração de lúpulo, 40 de IBU (unidades internacionais de amargor) da Indica contra 60 da Black Rapadura.
TheJestersBeer (1937) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle, labeled as Guanabaro. Pours a very dark brown, with a thin brown head. Roasted, complex aroma, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, hops, candied sugar. Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Rich, roasted taste, chocolate, caramel, coffee, tar, hints of smoke, licorice, chestnut. Long, roasted finish, Quite rich, but feels a little one-dimensional for this type of beer. Enjoyable, though. (2014-04-12)
islay (897) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from 600 mL (20.29 oz., though labeled as "1 Pint, 4 Fl. Oz.") bottle. This is one of only a handful of beers I have had at this size. Consumed on 4-8-14. Labeled as "Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout Brewed with Black Rapadura Cane Sugar." The bottle lists this at 10% ABV, not the 10.5% attributed to "Colorado Vintage Black Rapadura," which makes me wonder if Colorado Guanabara should be listed as a separate entry and not an alternate name on this site. My girlfriend picked me up several Colorado beers in Rio de Janeiro a few years ago; little did I know they would eventually distribute to Minnesota (this is a bottle I picked up locally a few months ago). Fruity aroma features scents of raspberry, strawberry, plum, sugar, blueberry pie, muffin batter, and raisin. Just a bit artificial-smelling but otherwise an interesting and enjoyable aroma. Pours a maroon-ish black or very dark brown with a golden hue and a small amount of taupe head. Flavors of chocolate, fruit, caramel, burnt sugar, and generic roast. It tastes like a baked dessert with fruit or a chocolate muffin with dark berries. This beer does not use Belgian yeast, but nonetheless it reminds me of a strong Belgian dark ale because of the sugar. A touch of booze and alcohol heat. Medium body and fizzy in a palate that is mediocre overall and subpar for the style. Overall, Colorado Guanabara is arguably a bit too sweet but only a bit. It is, however, intended to be sweet, and the roasted quality balances the sweetness pretty well. An enjoyable, unusual (due to the cane sugar), and memorable beer overall. It is nice to see a Brazilian brewery doing such a solid job of embracing the American craft brewing movement. I will be seeking out the other Colorado offerings available locally.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(650ml bottle) espresso clear brown, fine cola-like carbonation. Nose is rich, biscotti cookies, cola nut, cream, spicy like sarsaparilla, very unique smelling beer. Taste is lightly metallic, spicy, cola-like, dark chocolate, cola nut, very soda like carbonation. Neat beer. A little ashy in the finish.
Countbeer (4078) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Labeled as Ithaca: Served in a taster: Thanks Flavio!
Smaller sized creamy dark beige dark yellow colored foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of raisin, marzipan, some alcohol, some wax, prunes, light caramel, mocha, roast, light soya. Delicious aroma!
Flavours of raisin, metal, roast, some soya, some brown sugars, caramel, bitters, some chocolate, some mocah and coffee.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, raisin, chocolate, roast and mocha.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy texture.
Absolutely lovely beer!