Colorado Guanabara Imperial Stout brewed by Cervarjaria Colorado imported by
Imperial Stout is named after the famous bay of the same namethe home of
Rio de Janeiropictured on the label. Made with black rapadura sugar, a
rough-and-ready form of cane sugar. It adds a treacly, molasses note to this
stupendous Imperial Stout. Brewed with Colorados deft touch, Guanabara is
splendidly integrated in overall flavor: hops, malt, sugar all come into
balance with roasted notes, gentle bitterness and a nose redolent of figs,
pomegranate syrup and a high note of resiny hops.
A beautiful match for wild game, well-matured cheeses, charcuterie and creme
brule. Serve cool but not chilled for best, most explosive, flavor.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Appearance - Big creamy mocha foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind tons of
lacing. Extremely dark brown body that is near-black and opaque.
Aroma - Big roast, licorice, and molasses, with dark chocolate, and something
that is reminiscent of candi sugar I'm guessing that's the rapadura sugar?
Well-hidden alcohol. Gets increasingly sweet as it warms up.
Taste - The taste is a bit mellower, with more chocolate, caramel, and other
sweet flavors, and less of the anise and roast I initially perceived. Vaguely
reminiscent of coffee cake with the roast, caramel, and chocolate flavors.
Again, not much in the way of alcohol.
Mouthfeel - Big and sticky texture, with a hint of alcohol warmth by the end of
the glass. Lightly roasty in the finish before revealing some lingering
stickiness. Surprising moderate carbonation keeps things from getting too heavy.
Overall - A nice Imperial stout that blends American sweetness and European
roast and anise flavors. I had no problem putting down a snifter on my own.
Cerverjaria Colorado History
Founded in 1995, Cerverjaria Colorado is named after its first brewing
equipment, purchased on the used market. Marcelo Carneiro da Rocha, struggling
for a name for his fledgling brewery, thought to himself The equipment is from
Colorado! A good name for a brewery! Indeed, the brewery is Pan-American, with
gear from Canada, The United States and Brazil.
As one of the original craft breweries in Brazil, Colorado prides itself in
making delicious beers reflecting its Brazilian origins. All three of the beers
sold in the US are brewed with native Brazilian ingredients for a completely
original flavor. Despite the apparent familiar styles, you are in for a
decidedly Brazilian experience!
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