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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle at home - Thanks. Pitch black - offwhite head. Coffee, sweetness, coffee, light whiskey, fruity, licorice, light molkey, fruity notes, nice burnes, wooden, coconut, smooth. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4173) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Thanks to some kind folks at Darkness Day
Pours basically black with a good head leaving good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is lots of dark chocolate, some booze, some burnt toast and a good dosing of fruitiness (both yeast and hop driven)

The flavor is very chocolaty and fairly bitter & roasty. The beer shows itís strength the alcohol and roast are really more dominant than the sweetness here, which is fine by me.... but I expected this to be far sweeter than it is.
And thats the story of my first ever Cigar City beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2011
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark esters, chocolate, oak/whiskey, and light vanilla. Flavor is dark esters, chocolate, oak/whiskey, and light vanilla. The oak and whiskey lingers in the finish. Full body. A really good beer. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15778) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of cocoa, chocolate milk, whiskey barrel, vanilla and oak. Finishes with dry cocoa powder in milk and whiskey. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6321) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, some smoke, whiskey, a bit of cocoa, and some alcohol. Taste of roast, sweet cocoa, vanilla, burnt wood, more whiskey, and light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
It pours dark chocolate chestnut with a dark tan head. The aroma is light sweet lactose easy in the nose. It has light and roasted malt flavors with small notes of the whiskey battels that settle easy in the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8273) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Pours a dark brandy .. medium head, very good lacing .. . slick mouthfeel .. . tar, lactose, light whiskey, and chocolate charcoal .. . pretty light on the barrel- doesnít quite know what its supposed to be but decent .. . . mmm, thatís good yaki!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10927) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malt with some lactose and a hint of whiskey. Flavor is very hot with whiskey. Still a good amount of sweet dark grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3194) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep brown/red opaque body, medium-thick light brown head. Nose of chocolate (cocoa puffs), lactose, and buttery oak, harsh and boozy. Warm, almost harsh barrel flavors predominate, with cocoa puffs, brown sugar, and hints of marshmallow largely overwhelmed by huge booze and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Thanks to travlr! Cola colored pour with a rich brown head. Nose holds huge lactic and milky presence, vanilla woodiness, along with fruity notes of cherry and pear. The flavor brings mostly the lactic and woody sweetness to the forefront. Really too much on that end of the spectrum for me. Still interesting and fairly tasty, but it didnít do it for me.

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