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Cigar City Cubano Imperial Sweet Stout

Cigar City Cubano Imperial Sweet Stout
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 4.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Growler from ibrew2or3. Holy shit, Ben Romano is king of the coffee beers. Black color, brown head. Aroma, holy fuck. Coffee, chocolate, sweet cream, fudge, tiramisu. Flavor is so rich and sweet. Amazing coffee, fudge, light boozy notes. Holy fuck!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Courtesy of an amazing savant brewer at Cigar City! Love it! This is an ass kicking experience. It pours very dark mahogany with a mocha looking head of foam. The aroma is ‘mother of god, hide the children’ good with a rich inviting mix of dark roasted earthy coffee beans, molasses and dark roasted malts as well as spicy black strap molasses and a hot melted box of chocolate malt balls. The taste is no different. I get huge smooth rich sweet notes of dark roasted oily coffee notes sweetened up by malts and molasses and bringing up lesser notes of dark roasted malts that toy with a light and playful level of burnt malts. To midway the rich oily dark roasted coffee notes are seemingly joined by some chocolate as it head into the finish. Holy SHIT-storm this is haboob goodness. Thanks Ben! I owe you BIG!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 Draft at cigar city with Linh. Pours a deep black body with nice hocolate brown lacing. Aroma is a wonderful blend of coffee, chocolate and chestnut. Mouthfeel starts creamy and syrupy with notes of chocolate syrup and coffee. Finishes light, almost like an imperial brown. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery: Pours an oily opaque with a small clingy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with lots of espresso. Starts with a rich chewy dark caramel and chocolate sweetness with some molasses and plenty of coffee complexity. Finishes with a touch of piny hops and some dark fruity complexity. A true to style and enjoyable sweet imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
32 oz fliptop growler from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben! Pours a deep inky black with good thickness. Dark brown head is a nice layer, dies to a firm ring and laces ok. Loose layer laces ok, opaque body with some brownish edges. Deep and dark. Aromas are coffee, espresso, vanilla, and cream. Cocoa mixing dark and milk chocolate, caramel, lactose and firm roasty coffee elements still are hanging tough after a few months. Desserty rich espresso, vanilla, and cream. Cocoa, roast. Wow, desserty. Initial is firmly bodied, heavier end of medium with good firm coffee, espresso, and roasty malts. Cocoa, lactose, and creamy sweet silky body. Sweet Cubano coffee, caramel, toffee. Toasty middle, roasty and dry, some earth. Bigger lactose and vanilla, milk sugars. Roasty and coffee elements into the backend, Cubano coffee, roasty cocoa and earth. Silky and sweet overall. A big sweet concoction with richer sweet flavors overall, big and bold and sticky at times, bigger Espresso feel, the flavors are on. Good hedonistic value, big and flavorful, but it’d be tough to drink more than a snifter. This woulda been cool to see barrel time to cover up the bigger lactose edge that really sweetens this puppy up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2012
On draft at CCB, poured a dark black color with a tan head, the beer coats the glass with a nice brown residue. Aromas of espresso, chocolate milk, cream and a touch of sugar. Flavors are the same, pretty much a cold carbonated cafe con leche with a slight boozy aftertase. Really great beer that I wish was in their regular lineup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Growler, pours black with red tan head. Aroma is fragrant coffee, sweet cream, and vanilla. Flavors are very sweet, vanilla, hazelnut, some chili peppers, and long brown sugar. Thick body. Really sweet beer but a lot going on and great in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Growler shared by Adam, thanks! More of an imperial sweet stout. Pours black with a dark brown head. Nose is a big hit of coffee. Sweetness in the nose, lactose and chocolate. Rich. On tasting, it has a residual sweetness that kind of subsides. Earthy coffee and rich cocoa round this one out. Somewhat one dimensional overall but it works here. Big sweet stout with a drying coffee finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
1 liter growler thanks to Adam for sharing this guy... Pours a deeper dark black cola with deeper auburn edges and topped with a thin wispy film of khaki head... Not the freshest coffee scent but still rendering a breakfast stout quality which is nice with a sweet character chocolate focus to balance things out. Nice... Flavors are more of the same with a continued focus on coffee to a lesser extent and more of a sweet stout focus that becomes a bit too saccharine to a point. Fuller bodied with a light level of carbonation which fits just right. A snifter pour was just about right for this.l

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours a dark black with a mocha head, looks thick and silky. Aroma heavy on coffee, slight smoke and some tobacco. Taste follows, chocolate milk, coffee with cream. This is very tasty and smooth. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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