Cigar City / Mikkeller Life is Like ...

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries and cacao nibs, which is then aged in bourbon barrels. This beer is brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller our generous friend from Copenhagen, Denmark. What you have here is a modest attempt to emulate the experience of biting into a chocolate-covered cherry candy. We hope you enjoy it but you never know what you’re gonna get.


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The_Osprey (9163) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Cigar City / Mikkeller Life is Like ...'. Opaque black, foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate sauce, earthy, spiced dark chocolate. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is chocolate, earthy, quite rich molasses, smooth sugary molasses with a woody earthy vibe offsetting this. Tasty stuff. (8-4-8-4-16=4.0)

4
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
On tap. Black colour with tan head. Cherry, chocolate aroma. Cherry, chocolate, sweet, fruit taste. Medium to full body.

4
koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2017
750 mL bottle shared with Gus and ebone1988. 2017 vintage. The pour is a nice darker black with a thicker khaki colored head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a thick ring. The aroma is interesting. The chocolate and bourbon are heavy. There is a hint of cherry, but it's not fruit. It's definitely cherry candy that I don't care for. A maltiness and a hint of molasses work decently well, but I'm not overly blown away with this. The flavor is really sweet. There is a chocolate and bourbon with a strong cherry candy that just works pretty well. The molasses and roasted malt finish it off, and it's a little sharp on the back end. The mouth feel is pretty decent. It's a heavier medium body with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly roasty and sweet finish. The back end of this one is full of milk sugar and it almost a bit too sweet. Meh. 8 4 8 4 16

4.2
ebone1988 (2127) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is deep roasted malt, barrel, cherry, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, excellent. Appearance is black, brown head, poured thick. Taste is barrel, cherry, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, lactose, good. Mouthfeel is heavy body, light carbonation, roasted malt cherry woody bourbon aftertaste. Overall, it's pretty tasty.

4.2
BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Tap at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Finally got to try this. The Cigar City rep said they re-brewed this one this year. Bourbon, chocolate, and cherry - what's not to love?

3.9
MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet, dark, chocolate and cacao malts, dark fruits, candied berries. Clear, very dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet, dark toasted chocolate malts, dark berries, stewed fruit, dark cherries, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Impy, very rich and intense, complex and yet well-balanced. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, Canada Water.

4.1
77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2017
(thanks for sharing!) Sampled draft @ The Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. Day 1. Black. Taste is massively thick syrup, alcoholic, caramel, prune syrup. Taste is chocolate, umami, boozy, alcoholic, sugar & money. Massively thick umami chocolate syrup. Body is so thick. Huge, nice.

4.9
moldovan9807 (480) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 12, 2017
On tap at Beavertown extravaganza. Aroma of dark malt, cherries, chocolate, raspberry, slightly tart,some vanilla, cacao . Taste is sweet cocoa, chocolate cherries.Faint bitterness,light sweet aftertaste.

4.4
ciocanelu (2957) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 11, 2017
On tap. Aroma has rich malt, cherries, chocolate, raspberry, slightly tart with cacao notes. Taste is sweet with chocolate covered cherries, fruit jelly, cacao bitterness on the finish. Really well balanced and easy drinking.

4
Stuu666 (14916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Keg at beaverfest. Pours black, nose is coconut, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, light funk taste is similar.


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