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Cafe Con Leche Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Cafe Con Leche Stout
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 87
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009)
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Lucho

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.4%

05-28-2013 23:47:54 | More by Lucho
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Brian14608

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We went to the Independent in Tampa, FL specially for this as I've heard that this was the bomb stout to have. No doubt ... I was not let down. It's memorable and fabulous.

A - dark and opaque; the head is a lovely brown cream with nice lacing
S - what an aroma; the best of fresh coffee smells and chocolate malts
T- I've never had a better stout; although, I've been told to try Moat Water as this would be a good rival.
M - just perfectly coffee thick; the more you swish the more you love its complexities.
O - If you like coffee and beer, my goodness, you'll love-love this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 16:02:17 | More by Brian14608
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Andrewleithsmith

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.4%

06-10-2014 20:28:05 | More by Andrewleithsmith
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tharper178

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.4%

05-31-2014 22:17:01 | More by tharper178
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saison19

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.4%

04-10-2013 16:41:24 | More by saison19
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THATGUY_BIGMIKE

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.4%

06-24-2013 20:04:01 | More by THATGUY_BIGMIKE
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scottyshades

Florida

4.99/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at BX Beer Depot's CCB Tap Takeover

One of my favorite beers of all time. Lactose, freshly ground coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and solid roasty notes to it. Surprisingly balanced between sweet and bitter. Very robust and complex, makes for a great digestif

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 18:45:46 | More by scottyshades
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Kiefdog

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle courtesy of JRedner. Pours a dark black color with no head. Aroma is pure freshly cracked roasted coffee beans (that I could smell the minute the bottle was opened). Flavor is almost exactly the same with some hints of vanilla and cream with fainter notes of raisins, roasted malts and spice. Full body with lingering coffee finish. If you like coffee beers, this is the granddaddy of them all.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 22:53:37 | More by Kiefdog
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. So glad I found this. On draft at The Top in Gainesville. Deep dark brown/black with a small dark brown head. Smells like a morning espresso with hints of bittersweet roasted chocolate. Wow. Smooth as can be. Almost like drinking chocolate milk. Actually less coffe than expected from the smell. Some nuttiness that is almost like hazelnut. Very sweet and very rich, with a bitter coffee finish. Bitter chocolate lingers for a good while. Thick viscous mouthfeel, as expected. Get this if you can!

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 20:14:46 | More by BMMillsy
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes, I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy this one. I love CCB, and this was one of the best they ever put out. Growler poured into a couple pint glasses.

The pour was spot on, dark brown, nearly black in color with a big head of tan that towered over the top of the glass, reaching back it coats the entire inside of the glass thoroughly and completely. Aroma reaks of sweet coffee, vanilla, almost caramel like notes. Warming brings forward vanilla now as well. Really just wonderfully done here. I take the first sip and I am blown away. Rich decadent vanilla notes as well as huge sweet coffee presence. Rich and very filling it coats the palate completely and really just is at a near perfect balance. Long finish is sweet, full of sugar and just a wonderful session stout.

Overall one of the best milk stouts ever made and it really goes to show how you can take a style that has been done to death and put a reat new spin on it. Cheers to them, this was outstanding.

Serving type: growler

05-02-2010 06:37:15 | More by mikesgroove
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Evarigan

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-25-2014 22:10:28 | More by Evarigan
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-30-2013 00:10:36 | More by craftbeerasian
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jme015

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-19-2014 14:30:50 | More by jme015
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-26-2013 02:11:30 | More by Thedrizzle
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Lochnessmonster

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-11-2014 15:36:10 | More by Lochnessmonster
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ucfalum08

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-30-2013 12:19:37 | More by ucfalum08
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RayUF07

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-23-2013 23:06:40 | More by RayUF07
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BillHem

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-24-2013 23:02:40 | More by BillHem
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Chingringo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-20-2014 14:49:27 | More by Chingringo
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-25-2013 20:47:45 | More by GuttaMane138
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SDean82

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-28-2013 20:56:43 | More by SDean82
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-06-2013 23:05:33 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at CCB in a 12oz snifter. I noticed that this site has the ABV listed at 6% but it is definitely 8%, which is why it was served in a smaller glass.

I'm going to be rating this high but should probably go even higher. This brew looked great in color and head. It smelled great but I have seen a few better, but not many. I was creamy, thick,and perfectly balanced. I didn't want to leave but had to fly home. If you like a stout that has some kick and isn't watery, this is one that shouldn't be missed.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 02:03:06 | More by ExtraStout
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Brenden

Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of 6 samples at the tasting room 1/29/14

This beer is black, like oil but not as heavy and viscous though certainly thick, rich and robust in appearance. It's nitro creamy, the silky tan head leaving a broken sheet of lace almost all the way down the glass. It's a real beauty, with a balance between thick, rich and strong against soft and creamy; it looks like it works to me.
Café con leche to perfection; this beer really is like drinking coffee with milk in it. It's not like average, pretty good or good coffee, either. This smells and tastes like high-grade, premium stuff like I could barely get from kopi. Somehow this beer is brewed so that the ingredients used and how they're brewed give so much flavor, and the roast managed so well to at once serve to remind me this is beer while adding to the fresh coffee effect. This is fresh just-ground premium dark roast with a little milky sweetness and so much creamy flavor that I swear there must be half-and-half in it. It's beautiful, it's silky, it's roasty, it's a little nutty, it's just barely smoky, it's smooth as anything, and it's one of the most delicious stout of any kind I've ever had the pleasure of drinking.
The body is full but leans the direction of medium without losing anything. The roast adds a dryness that contrasts with the otherwise silky smoothness of the nitro. It's not a perfectly smooth flow on the tongue, but it's fantastic nonetheless.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-04-2014 22:15:12 | More by Brenden
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srhoadsy

Florida

4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got the last glass out of the keg at Icehouse Pub. Served slightly chilled into a pint glass.

Pours a deep, rich black with a lovely light brown head that slowly recedes leaving a nice surface layer with moderate lacing.

Immediate aromas of coffee, vanilla and chocolate.

Flavors of a sweet creamy coffee as the name implies. What surprised me was how well balanced all of these strong, sweet flavors were. Nothing seemed cloying or overly sticky.

Heavy mouthfeel with a sweet finish and aftertaste. Little to no alcohol burn.

Overall, another winner in the impressive line of imp. stouts from CC.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 01:11:38 | More by srhoadsy
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Cafe Con Leche Stout from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.