overall
100
99
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (3255) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2016
22oz bomber shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy dark tan head. Aroma of strong espresso, booze, vanilla, dark malts, and a hint of caramel. Taste of sweet black cherries, black malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, and sweet dark fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (687) - Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2016
22-oz. bottle. The aroma feature milk chocolate, moderate vanilla, and mild earthy coffee (with a hint of green pepper). Very roasty on the initial sip with baker’s chocolate, bitter coffee, and a nice vanilla sweetness to finish. The body is probably the best attribute: silky smooth. A good and enjoyable beer, but hardly a top-50 imperial stout in my opinion.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (2264) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Thick dark brown, a dense thin tan foam and viscous lacing. Nose is bristling with earthy roast, rusty vanilla sweetness and chewy raisin. Initial taste is a fairly soily coffee bitterness, fluffy enough sweetness and some odd choc dustings - like the stuff you only get from ’bubbled’ choc like Aero, but I’m more in a Milky Way Magic Stars vibe with this. A bit bloody/bitter/minerally in the middle but otherwise extremely pleasant sweet/coffee swirl here. Well strung carbonation and a thick and sticky mouthfeel. Finishes woody, leathery and molassessy - lingers long dark coffee choc abyss.

Cheers CAGarvieUSOFKAY post tasting sweep up

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle at Craigs 2016 alldayer. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aromas of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste is more of the she. Roasted bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (11656) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, taste is bitter roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (22404) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (46060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017
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]
8-4-9-4-16

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ Craig’s House - Edinburgh.

[ As Cigar City Caffè Americano Double Stout ].
Dark dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown to brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, molasses, chocolate, coffee, cacao - vanilla beans. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, sweet malt, coffee, roasted, molasses, dusty, beans. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160319]
8-4-9-5-17

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6286) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Joes: Black beer with a brown head. Aromas coffee, coffee roast, lacto, mocha, toffee... Flavours of roast, coffee, coffee roast, mocha, bitter, easy and delicious... Aftertaste is roasty, coffee, light bitter, light sweet, light mocha... Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
February 26, 2016. Bottle, shared by Milsem, thanks!
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is ground coffee, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet malty, bitter with lots of roasted coffee in the finish, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla and black berries. Medum bodied, soft to average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1028) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin nougat head N: Coffee, hazelnut T: Coffee, bitter chocolate, hazelnut O: Very nice stout!


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