Review: Pile O' Bones Cold Brew Americano Stout

I've had this beer in my hoard for a few months now but I really don't crave stouts when it's 20C out. Well now it's autumn and the nights are getting longer and the days are getting colder, it's the perfect time to review Pile O' Bones Brewing's Cold Brew Americano Stout. 

From the label: Cold brew. Brewed with freshly roasted coffee from Regina's own Caliber Coffee Roasters, this intense American-style stout has everything you're looking for in your morning Americano. Rich aromatics of coffee, the taste of bittersweet chocolate, and citrusy American hops. Clocking in at 6.5% and 59 IBU. You'll wake up and smell the coffee!

Appearance: Pitch black stout with a thick amount of burnt caramel/cookie dough. The head diminishes rather gradually, leaving behind a sprinkling of bubbles on the glass.

Aroma: Okay, this is going to be a good one.. This one is rich, dark, roasty, notes of brown sugar and coffee.. lots of coffee but not too much. A bit of spiciness at the end.

Taste: Roasty stout with notes of coffee, brown sugar, a bit of peat, dark chocolate. It's a bit heavy but it's very smooth and creamy. It's really straightforward and pretty much a dark coffee with a bit of a roastiness from the malt - pairing this with a cinnamon bun has the bitterness of the coffee pop out more. Aftertaste is a moderate burnt coffee taste that lingers for a good moment.

Overall Thoughts: Not much to write about this beer, it's a solid coffee stout that's got a good amount of bitterness to it, roastiness, moderate sweetness and smooth to drink. I was expecting this to be like a nitro stout and I'm thankful it wasn't, I just don't get the appeal of nitro-like stouts.. the texture doesn't appeal to me at all. This, this is tasty!

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