Rollin’ Out by Calusa Brewing and Hidden Springs Ale Works

My wife is a huge fan of Hidden Springs Ale Works. She visited several times before I was able to get down here to Florida. But her favorite beers from them are their sours–specifically Tiger’s Blood. So, to see a collab between these two breweries was huge for us. So, let’s crack this bottle open and throw it down!

Rollin’ Out pours dark brown with a thin tan head that dissipates to nothing in the glass. An aggressive swirl will bring back that head briefly before disappearing again. It doesn’t look heavy when it’s poured. It doesn’t have that “ink in the glass” look as it goes in. But, appearances can be deceiving.

img_1738There’s a nice decadent coffee aroma on the nose with some cinnamon sweetness. It’s not just a bitter coffee aroma. It smells rich, like a freshly brewed cup in the morning. Damn that’s a nice aroma. There’s a hint of sweet chocolate in there as well, which I don’t remember when having this on draft.

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Calusa Brewing. They have become my “go to” brewery in south Florida. Hidden Springs makes great sours or Berliners. Their stouts have kind of underwhelmed me a bit. I’ve had the Black Aggie Birthday Cake, and it didn’t really impress me as much as I’d hoped. However, with this beer, the collaboration was perfect.

Rollin’ Out hits you with that cinnamon sweetness and then the decadent, rich coffee hits the palate. Oh my, this is amazing. There’s a cinnamon burn on the back end as it slides down the throat. It’s a thick, sticky beer. It’s the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, making Rollin’ Out an extremely drinkable stout. It’s heavy, so be careful, but man, it’s so tasty. It’s like breakfast in a glass: a cinnamon muffin with a cup of excellent coffee. I’d love to know what coffee they used in this. I’d buy it right now. Another excellent beer from these two fantastic breweries.

Cheers!

Beer Stats

  • ABV:  12.8%
  • IBU:  n/a
  • Untappd Rating:  4.27
  • # of Ratings:  429

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