Cigar City Cafe Con Leche Stout
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A sweet stout aged on Cuban-style roasted coffee beans from Naviera Coffee Mills in Ybor City, Florida.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Rich black with tan head. Anyone familiar with Cuban coffee will instantly recognize the cafecito looks. Aroma is bang-on cortadito, but better than coffee. Creamy luscious mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated and smoother than a nitro pour. Finishes with a cream flavor, a sly nod to the leche. The flavors are long, lingering with a deep roasted bean flavor permeating each sip and perpetuating throughout the drink. Actually--this is a perfect rendition of a coffee brew. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to retorp. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Yellow laces like crazy. Nose is a ton of espresso, roasted malt, chicory, and the bitterness inherent in those. Flavor is a lot of coffee and espresso flavor, but balanced overall. Lots of different roasted flavors in the beer, and it refuses to be pigeonholed into being labeled a "coffee beer." I swear it has the caffeine to match, too. Very good beer- will stand up with any of the top ten coffee beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
On draft at brewery, poured a dark black color with a little tan head. Aromas of freshly brewed coffee, light milk, and some cream. Flavors are robust coffee, light roasted malt, and sweet milk. I have been waiting for this one to come back on tap for a long time, and it did not disappoint. Another solid stout from CCB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
A big beer, though Iím not a coffee fan. Stiff coffee aroma. INky with a thin tan head. Toasty, roasty, buffered acidity, pleasant light sweetness. Medium heavy body, prickly coffee mouth. Good, with that usual coffee cling to the finish. Proof, downstairs during the Friday lag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Growler thanks to Collin, awesome coffee flavor, sweet beer with coffee bitter finish. Tons of vanilla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3399) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Proof. Near black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet roasty malts and coffee. Tastes are dark chocolate, sweet milkiness, bitter cocoa, little earthy. Slick texture, cocoa bitter. It was very good, but I was expecting crazy stuff given the other ratings. 7.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
had the last remnants out of a keg in additioin to the bottled version at CCB. thanks joey.... pours an almost black with reddish brown edges and medium tan head.... sharp, assertive aroma of coffee beans with semi-sweet chocolate... assertive espresso and roasted coffee flavors intertwined with a sweet stout base and dark chocolate fudge. smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2009
Thanks so much for the handbottle tpd975!, thanks Greg. Shared with dalekliz, this one goes out to Sayid on lost for its badassness. Porus black with a light brown ring. Nose is sweet, and has a ridiculously strong coffe, and for that wow what a nose. Taste is out of this world coffee, with big sweet bitterness and a wallop of coffee. This is excellent and Iím glad I saved this to share with Liz. According to Liz "this is like Sayid because its sexy, smooth and really dangerous!". Excellent. and I donít even drink coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Draft at the brewery, courtesy Joey & Wayne. Pours just about pitch black, perhaps showing a hint of mahogany at the outer reaches. A thick, spongy, light brown head displays excellent retention, leaving gobs of sticky lace on the glass. The aroma is knock your socks off espresso, roasty as all hell. Being married to a Cuban woman, I am used to this aroma on Sunday mornings, as the little *cafetera* is always brewing up some Cuban Coffee. After the initial blast of espresso, the nose opens up to reveal malted chocolate, scorched caramel, and heaps of earthy hop bitterness. Flavors follow suit, again incredibly roasty and very accurate in interpretation of a Cuban Coffee beer, complete with a lightly acrid finish. I will note, however, that the name implies that there is lactose in the brew, which I was unable to detect. Nearly full on the palate, with a silky mouthfeel and light carbonation, even the body resembles that of a perfectly roasted cup of espresso. This is a really nice brew, especially for those with a penchant for hearty coffee, but I think the addition of some lactose would improve things overall and bring things more in line with both the name of the beer and the sweet stout category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2999) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2015
On nitro tap at Tall Paulís (FL). Pours essentially black with a very creamy tan head that has excellent retention and a full coat of lacing on the glass - perfect. Smell: coffee with faint roasted malt and chocolate. Taste: Dark roasted grains under cafe con leche, as one might expect from the name. A bit too sweet. Feel: very smooth; medium-light body. Overall: recommended for fans of sweetened cafe con leche.

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