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Brewed by Cervejaria Colorado
Style: Imperial Stout
Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


blutt59's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
bottled, at BTBF pretasting, black pour with lots of black cherry and chocolate flavors, roasty marshmallow aromas, vanilla, chocolate finish


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (1930) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (887) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5390) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
(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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4028) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Pours a deep black color with no heD. Taste is light and easy drinking despite the abv. This is a very good stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Sampled at ebls. A little red in this black beer. A small tan head. A unique nose with a lot going on. I am having a hard time IDing it. Big roasted malts and alcohol are tasted first. Brown sugar. Vinous notes that are red. A coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (883) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with huge light brown head. Settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity, sugar, banana, and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted, chocolate up front, malty, toffee, cocoa, with a sweet, mild banana finish. Cane sugar gives it a unique flavor, quite sweet yet roasted. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Pleasantly surprised.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6975) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and light alcohol aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet chocolate fudge malt flavor. Mild alcohol and bitter herbal finish. Not bad - by far the best South American Impy Stout I’ve ever had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (140) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
10% AVB [on the bottle] chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, caramel, spruce, resin, leather, earthy, alcohol, woody, vanilla, smoke, soy sauce, clove, red, brown, clear, tan foam, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, average carbonation, creamy, oily feel, full body, darkest true stout I have ever had,,,,,,, WILLOW HILL HOME BREW CLUB,, Corsicana , TX .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a yellowish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has rich dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of chocolate underlying. Flavor has nice combination of dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of bitter chocolate underlying.


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