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Cigar City Imperial Milk Porter - Stranahan’s Whiskey Barrel-aged

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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. It’s good.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Black pour, moderate head, fantastic aroma of raisins, dates, malt and whiskey...nice. Flavor is if raisins, dates, whiskey, mild alcohol...really, really nice. Complex but balanced. Full bodied and smooth. This is another really great BA brew from this brewer. I would want this again, and it is one worth trading for.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Bouteille 75cl, anno 2011, merci à Dave - Ibrew2or3 pour la bouteille. Brune foncée, col blanc-cassé. Arôme est profond au niveau de Stranahan. Ce dernier offre des notes superbes de barrique, de malts torréfiés sur un bouquet lactose très prenant. Palais est tout aussi exceptionnel, alternant notes maltées de caramel, pâle, café, chocolat et caramel. La barrique y prend toute sa place avec un whisky tout bonnement sublime. Petite amertume pointe en toute fin de bouche avec un lactose quia douci un peu le tout. Malgré son age, la bière est parfaite avec un rappel à une sorte de crème de whisky.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirBruceWillis (10) - BANGLADESH - NOV 4, 2014
Strana-who? I thought I killed that Hans prick when I threw him out the Nakatomi Building.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2508) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a deep black from the bottle with dissipating tan head that leaves light lace. Amazing aroma of whiskey, sweet vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes follows, awesome balance, too much to handle at one time, blows my mind, wow.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (47) - 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 (2375) - 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 (5759) - 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 (6299) - 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 (2183) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
5 oz pour from June tasting at Doug’s. 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 (3160) - 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 (4177) - 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.


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