Cigar City Caffè Americano Coming Soon
Another little barrel-aged treat here from Cigar City – Caffè Americano. Thanks to my extraordinary reading powers, I can tell you this is an imperial stout brewed with coffee, cacao nibs and vanilla beans, then aged in rum barrels…I can almost taste the sticky, boozy sweetness from here. No word on if this is an El Catador Club release, brewery-only release, ticketed fiasco or distributed bottle yet, but keep your eyes peeled for more info soon.
Traditional Caffè Americano is made by adding water to espresso. We break all the rules with this Double Stout. We refuse to add water to our beer after fermentation, but have no issues adding beer to our espresso. This deep, dark stout exhibits rich espresso and coffee notes, which are contributed by the generous use of roasted barley and locally roasted espresso. That simply is not enough for us. We also add roasted, raw chocolate and a hint of vanilla to this big bodied stout. Then, just for fun, we age it in rum barrels. Dodge the red eye and take a shot of the dark.