Hawkshead / Cigar City Tiramisu Imperial Stout

Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Imperial Stout
Staveley, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Inspired by the classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu, this collab is a strong stout, weighing in at 10% and is made with coffee beans and 8 varieties of malt. It exhibits rich, luscious layers of coffee, mocha and cream flavours. It was brewed at Hawkshead Brewery in October with Wayne Wambles, Head Brewer of Cigar City Brewery of Tampa Bay, Florida.

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bytemesis (9464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours opaque black, medium creamy brown head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is huge coffee notes, mocha, espresso, ashtray. Flavor is light plus sweet, fully bitter, huge coffee and ashtray. Full body, creamy mouthfeel.

PotjeBier (3833) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2017
Gravity cask @ In De Wildeman, small sample, thanks Susette!. Black color, oily. Aroma's: sweetish, a bit chemical, sweet fruit. Retronasal it's roasted, mocha, light umami. Flavor is moderate sweet, a bit tar, light cake. Full bodied. Long finish, sweetish, roasted, sticky.

TBone (18543) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Bottled 330ml (Systembolaget)
Opaque colour, small steady brownish head. Aroma has sweet mudcake coffee and vanilla. Full-bodied. Roasted coffee and vanilla flavous. Delicate. A bit of Omnipollo NOA style in this one.

Jorn69 (3403) - �ngelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2017
@ Havregatan 20171209. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with coffee, chocolate and vanilla, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter and roasted with chocolate and vanilla.

EerieDrinks (353) - Malm�, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017
2 finger creamy, tan head. Close to pitch black beer.

Aroma is toffee, dark roast coffee, vanilla, oak barrel, dark chocolate and cream.

Taste is espresso, cream, toffee, vanilla and a hint of dried dark fruits.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side but has a decent smoothness to it. Low carbonation. Medium coffee bitterness. Good stickiness. No real pure alcohol in this, rather it has some nice whisky notes.

Overall: Haven't heard of Hawkshead Brewery before but everytime Cigar City is in on a stout, it turns out great. Expected some sort of pastry stout but it was a lot more on the roasted side with a great accompanying sweetness that never took over. The downside to this beer was clearly the mouthfeel, too thin but compensated for with smoothness, stickiness and a nice bitterness. Great stuff!

NordicV (2542)
- Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2017
Mörkt brun mot svart öl med ett ljusbrunt skum. En god öl men så mycket Tiramisu är det inte. Det är mest kaffedelen som framträder. Övriga smaker är choklad och vanilj.

HULK777 (646) - - NOV 23, 2017
Vanilla, milk chocolates, and cream aroma. Taste is creamy coffee, chocolates, and vanilla. Sweet. Almost too sweet.

neongolden (1991) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2017
(330ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours black with a dense dark tan head and spotty lace. Aroma of roasted coffee, medium-roasted malt with a touch of ash, dark chocolate, toffee, a touch nutty, vanilla. Flavour is lightly sweet and a touch liqueur-ish, with a core of dark caramel/syrup malt notes, mocha, vanilla, cream, cocoa powder and fairly light dusty roast notes. Finish is dry with more dusty roast, sweetened black coffee, tiramisu, lightly roasty bitterness. Light to medium body, creamy though also a touch watery, soft carbonation, no alcohol. Quite balanced and not too dessert-heavy, highly drinkable and tasty but lacking a bit of heft.

TychoJames (1522) - �rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2017
Flaska systembolaget. Brunsvart vätska. Påtaglig doft av sött kaffe. Lite choklad och vanilj. Söt smak av kaffe, mjölk och lite sockerkaka. Len munkänsla

kryon (3929) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2017
Pours black with low brown head Aromas of coffee, mocha, brown sugar, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla Taste has warming notes of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, alcohol, nougat Mouthfeel is full bodied, medium sweet, average carbonation with a quite dry low bitter finish

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