Hawkshead / Cigar City Tiramisu Imperial Stout

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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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Towey1989 (3653) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Keg at Craft Beer Rising. A deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of fresh coffee, steamed milk, some chocolate, vanilla, a little caramel and subtle earth. Taste of coffee, chocolate, milk, some vanilla, slight caramel and subtle fruit. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, latte bitterness in the finish. The closest you are going to get to tiramisu in beer. Latte aroma and flavour with that chocolate and caramel extra. Very good.

johancederholm (61) - - FEB 14, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2018 Doft av kaffe, vanilj och lite pigg alkohol. Underbar smak av kaffe, liten sötma och gräddighet. Svinbra!

mzaar (3839) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2018
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate cake, vanilla coffee and roasted malt. Flavours of coffee, licorice and vanilla. Oily texture. Very coffee dominant. Great stuff.

bytemesis (9727) - 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 (3941) - 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 (18887) - 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 (3448) - 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 (398) - 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 (2668)
- 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 (647) - - NOV 23, 2017
Vanilla, milk chocolates, and cream aroma. Taste is creamy coffee, chocolates, and vanilla. Sweet. Almost too sweet.

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