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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8616) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Light whiskey sweetness in the aroma, with roasted malts, and milk chocolate. The flavor is sweet, with whiskey, milk chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and lightly roasted malts. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
In bottle, thanks Craig! A black beer with a huge tan head. Aroma of chocolate, alcohol, caramel and roasty malt. Similar flavours with a little lactose and dark chocolate also. An oily mouth-feel with a pronounced alcohol burn that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ... deep black ...thin tan head ... sweet dark malts ... very chocolate milky ... ligth whiskey nosedark malts ... big chcolate ... lots of vanilla ... lots of whiskey ... roast malts ... toffeee roast ... juicy roast ... 3.8

finishing of the bottle later ... deep black ... barest lacing .. whiskey seem to have opened up more in both the flavour and aroma ... just seems little too whiskey now... either ause im sober ... fresher palate .. or the time it sat waiting on me. 3.6

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9890) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7124) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.

   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!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (3282) - 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.

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