Cigar City Brewing Caffe Americano Double Stout
Cigar City Brewing Caffe Americano Double Stout is the first release of the Second Edition of The El Catador Club. This massive stout is brewed with coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla then aged in rum barrels. There is no ABV on the bottle, but if beeradvocate.com is accurate this is 9.2%. Bottled on 08/5/14, aged 4 months.
I can tell just for pouring this it is going to feel just the way I want, it glugs out of the bottle like cliche “motor oil”. The smells like rich dark chocolate (the kind with a very high percentage of cacao) and strong black coffee. So far so good. The flavor is fantastic, rich dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, espresso, hints of coconut from rum barrel. Sweet and decadent, but with enough roast from the coffee and malts to balance to this beer.
It remains to be seen what the rest of this year’s El Catador Club brings, but this first release is rather impressive.