Wallaby501 (72) - - FEB 12, 2017 Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2011 Vintage. Consumed fresh. Reviewed from notes.)
Pitch black body, light tan head.
Bourbon up front, with chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
The bourbon is there, but doesn’t overpower the other flavors. Rather it complements them very nicely. Chocolatey, caramely, loads of vanilla- even nearing half an hour after tasting it, it’s like I just finished an ice-cream sundae.
Low carbonation, smooth. A little on the thin side, certainly for the style.
This is one of the better BB Stouts I’ve had from this area. I’m looking forward to seeing what else the folks at Listermann’s will come out with in the future.
2014 cincinnatus stout
Bottle to snifter. Thick pour, dark appearance with very little head that eventually rises. Smells of dark fruit, boozy sweetness. Thick malty sweetness, caramel, slight bourbon but more pronounced at the finish. Very nice.
2015 cincinnatus stout
4, 4, 8, 8, 15
dark fruit, boozy, bourbon. Thick pour, light tan head. Lighter upfront, bourbon, chocolate, a bit of roastiness and slight bitter from the hops. Well rounded and another great year for Cincinnatus.
2016 cincinnatus stout
Bottle to snifter. Dark fruit and bourbon (surprise!) Thick pour, very little lacing at all. Bourbon, chocolate, some toffee, all over a very heavy body and malty sweetness. This one is pretty good but maybe just a step down from last year. Overall, a Cincinnatus is never bad at all though. drfabulous (8104) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle shared at Kevin’s. Big boozy stout with some light mouthfeel. Bourbon. I liked this one. drowland (8831) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2/20/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour with a nice tan head. Great aroma, fudgey, vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, light char, coffee. Good flavor, char comes out more, coffee, chocolate, light bourbon and vanilla. Not bad. Theydon_Bois (19845) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’15, night 2 - 20/02/15 thanks to whomever shared this number.
Light black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is rich fruit, spice, chocolate, light charr.
Taste comprises sweet notes, cocoa powder, molasses, spice, subtle bourbon strokes.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent BA impy affair, drinkability is good. MetalNHopHead (2021) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Thanks a million to phaleslu! If you look up Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout in the dictionary, you’ll notice two things. 1.) You bought a weirdly specific dictionary. (Seriously, where’d you get that?) 2.) Listermann’s Cincinnatus is pictured next to the definition. It pours black, it smells like roasted malts and booze, it’s viscous and warm, and it tastes rich, robust, and bittersweet. Yes indeed, Cincinnatus is a no-bullshit Imperial Stout. While I admire its purity, I’d like something more unique. Still, hard to fault a beer that’s true to the style.
Brigadier (3700) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle
HuskerTan (2213) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2015
This 2011 vintage shined even though it has been several years since I picked it up in the Cincinnati area. A top notch imperial stout balances barrel aging with a rich experience. Grab a bottle when you can and try a solid release that holds up with anything else in the area.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base stirs with only trace amounts of carbonation. A beige thin head bubbles to the surface. Licorice, black coffee, and vanilla sweeten the area around the glass. A creamy vanilla highlights a well done balance of base beer with additional aging.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate, anise, and smoke stick to the tongue. A malty transition sweeps to a vanilla finish.A full bodied release shines from start to finish. If you can get your hands on a bottle get one while passing through Ohio.
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2016 (Thanks, Peter! "phaleslu") Bottle.
A- Bourbon, cocoa, malty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Bourbon, chocolate, malty, molasses.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish.
O- I’m honestly struggling to recall all the things I got from this. It was definitely boozy and had a lot of flavors going on in it. This one was definitely a sipper. GenDV138 (7363) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle during the hotel lobby share after the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, whiskey. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, light whiskey. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Leighton (21551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy beige head. Pretty sweet, lots of sugary dark malts, rich chocolate, mild alcohol, burnt pine, earthy bitterness. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with some sticky and gooey chocolate, strong roast, darkr hits, raisins, scorched earth. Good stuff. djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG lobby share. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is wood and roast. Thin mouthfeel with light booze, roast, chocolate.