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Cigar City Imperial Milk Porter - Stranahanís Whiskey Barrel-aged

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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So, what you have here is a high gravity porter brewed with lactose and aged in whiskey barrels. It tastes like catching your favorite song on the radio with hints of the parking meter expiring, but not getting a ticket. Itís good.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (44) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Shared bottle at Sailfish Brewery in Fort Pierce, FL. Big whiskey on the nose as well as coffee. Pours a deep brown with very little head. Taste is amazing, whiskey is very forward, complimenting the subtle tastes of coffee and dark fruits. Amazing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2062) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a deep umber color with a finger of light khaki foam. Big creamy chocolate milk notes, nutty charred bourbon, spicy rootbeer float, some underlying dark fruit complexity. YUM!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2013
75cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with lactose, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Porter, roasted/sweet and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle:   Thanks for this one Ron!   Black, deep cola hues, thin to moderate sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Sweet roasty nose, slight whiskey note, faint dark pitted fruit.   Sweet lactose on the tongue, roasty but not bitter or acrid, with soft whiskey, and a bit more noticeable fig and dates on the tongue.   Lingering whiskey after the finish.   Just the right amount of warming.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Feels like it might be over the hill by just a little bit, but still very enjoyable.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
5 oz pour from June tasting at Dougís. Sweet aroma of lactose, chocolate milk, and light whiskey. Taste is pretty sweet too but not sugary. Very smooth chocolatey whiskey. Thin body keeps this from being great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle purchased at Cigar City in 2011. Black with an almost brown top. Scent is whiskey, dark fruits and wood. Taste is chocolate, wood, roasted sweet malts and booze. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4116) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share (thanks to beerlando for this one)... Poured dark brown -- near black -- with a thick, tan head. Great CCB quality here. SImilar taste to other CCB dark beers. Cocoa, milky sweet, with whiskey barrel notes and light roast. Sort of oxidized with its age, but still tasting great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
16th November 2011
Opaque brown beer, tiny tan head. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. Smooth milky sweet dark malt. No bitterness or roast here. Balanced by a nice amount of whisky. Finishes semi dry with a little minerals. Simple stuff but done well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (from notes). Looks good; brownish-black with beige lacing. Smells and tastes good too; chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and mellow whiskey. Nice on the palate with a silky finish. Wonderful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head that settles into a thin film. The aroma has the Stranahanís whiskey note that comes off a bit strange (same as Hunahpus), chocolate, lactose, molasses, roast, vanilla, and wood, with a touch of alcohol. The flavor has chocolate, whiskey, oak, vanilla, lactose, molasses, earth, and roast. Medium-bodied, smooth mouth feel. This was very good.


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