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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieukís Danish Invasion tasting. Deep reddish black pour, thick brown head fades to a thin rim. Nice rich nose, big lacto, some coffee, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla oak but not particularly bourbon. Surprisingly non-milky, quite stout-ish in flavour (but not in body), dark chocolate, big bourbon flavours, touch of lacto, touch of vanilla, slight brett, pretty bourbon-dominated with a long warm boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at Maxís for Samís visit. Pours a deep black to brown with a medium sized tan head that falls off quickly. Sweet wood and bourbon, soft sweetness. Fairly sweet, something off, creamy and smooth. A touch of wood and heat. Interesting, but not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3197) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Black plural with tan head. Whiskey aroma with sweet tones. Flavor is full vanilla, roasted and chocolate malt tones. Finish is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
bottle 11/25/11. dark brown importer color with a dense tan head. a+f are a nice porter base mixed with mellow sweet bourbon.... toasted nuts, caramel,ashy roast, milk choco, charcoal, graham cracker and vanilla. slick mouth feel with a medium plus body. 8/4/7/4/16

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured deeper brown with a dense cap of medium tan head. The aroma picked up near-burnt milk chocolate and vanilla notes accented by sour whiskey and oak notes.. maybe a little too much barrel, but no real complaints. The flavor opened with tart lactose notes followed by sweet, tasty whiskey, milk chocolates, and ashy black patent.. finished with a hefty dose of milk chocolates and tangy, tasty whiskey.. not terribly complex, but I definitely enjoyed it. Medium-plus bodied, dry, and tangy on the palate.. lots of residual sugars in the end.. OK feel and flow.. Iím a fan of Stranahanís, but wish the base beer asserted itself a little more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2012
Nice dark brown/black with a lot of carb, I can smell the whiskey right off the pour! Smells fantastic. Oak, Vanilla maybe a little ash/char, milk chocolate. Taste follows nose, this is rich and sharp. The Strannahan is well pronounced and is mixing perfectly with this porter. A little tart tang in there as well, but not from an infection. Killer brew! Adam send me more!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Pours pitch black with almost no carbonation. Aroma is wood, roasted malt and some great whiskey sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, slight lactic, and just subtle whiskey in the aftertaste. Just how I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9648) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering tan head. Aromasof whiskey, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of whiskey, oak, vanilla, light milk chocolate and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering whiskey finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
tasting on 3/24/12. black pour with a small tan head. sweet lactic nose with smooth roasted malts, coffee and oak. sweet med body with chocolate, coffee, milk and oak. licorice / whiskey finish with chocolate and coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate woody aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish that was long lasting with a small alcohol bite. Standout well balanced barrel brew.


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