Cigar City Imperial Milk Porter - Stranahanís Whiskey Barrel-aged

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Porter
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and faint coconut. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small khaki head that leaves behind some sporadic webbing. The flavor starts with chocolate and caramel. Thereís a big lactose backbone. The finish has vanilla, faint fruit, and a touch of oak. Whiskey notes are minimal. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5967) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle via trade shared with pineypower. Poured a dark brown body with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma has big whiskey notes coming through tempered by chocolate and dark malts, oak, vanilla and a touch of honey sweetness. Medium to fuller bodied, average carbonation along with a light touch of warming on the end. The flavor, although good, isnít quite as good as the aroma, notes of dark chocolate pudding skins, vanilla, whiskey, barrel, dark toast, white chocolate moose brownies. Very smooth and really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (4052) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2012
A big thanks to MeadMe for spoiling me with Cigar City goodies in our last trade, I owe you one! Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a bubbly tan head that slowly dissipates to a ring on top. The aroma is sweet with sugar and whiskey with lots of char, roast and caramel in there for good measure. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side, lots of sugar and caramel mixed with some roast, oak and a sweet whiskey flavor. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. I enjoyed the hell out of this beer. If I had to fault it I would say it leans a bit on the sweet side, but I like em like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, roasted malts, and chocolate. Whiskey and milk chocolate flavors with roasted malts and oak. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3217) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle shared much thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a small off white head. Aroma is of milk chocolate, some oak, and smooth bourbon. Taste is of chocolate, smooth, oaky vanilla bourbon notes, light warmth on the finish. Very smooth. One tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Dark rich pour. Aroma has some whiskey, wood and a touch of fruit and sourness. Flavor has a bit more of the sour milk aspect to it. Whiskey and grapes, seemed to be an odd mix of flavors. Didnít blend well for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47135) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, alcohol - whisky, lacto, moderate roasted, milky notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, woody, alcohol - whisky, lacto, sour milk notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (3315) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a dark black color with a paperthin head, decent lacing throughout. Aroma is all whiskey, not a bad thing at all oak and whiskey with some vanilla in the back. Taste is whiskey up front and sweet chocolate and vanilla that follows. Mouthfeel is smooth but I couldnt drink a ton of this. Thinner than other milk stouts or impy stouts but not a bad change of pace. Iím really glad I tried this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2012
@Maxxís TURD Tasting-750ml bottle-pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma is whiskey, dark malt. Taste is whiskey/wood, dark malt-molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2012
[bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Black, beige head. Looks like every other menacing barrel-aged porter. Has a slightly sweet, deep roasted malt aroma. Big whisky start on the flavour Ė sweet, deep bourbon before the finish arrives as slightly ashen. There is some lacto sweetness on the edge of the palate. It doesnít sit to well with the other sweetness from the wood, however [22042012]

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