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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown AleCubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale

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899 Ratings
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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 245
Gots: 99 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This rich brown ale is redolent with Cuban-style roasted espresso beans, sweet caramel and toffee and hints of dry nuttiness. Cuban Espresso is a popular drink in the Cigar City of Tampa owing to its many Sicilian and Cuban immigrants. The beans for Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale are roasted locally by Mazzaro's Italian Market and Deli in St. Petersburg to our exact specifications.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 05-26-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

cestlavie, Yesterday at 01:53 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Can thanks the Reginald. Canned 6/19/14. Hecho a mano 371

Light brown / dark amber body with a large tan brown head that fades and that has some retention. 3.75/5

Aroma is very good - chocolate, espresso, vanilla, malty sweetness. 4.75/5

Flavor is a little underwhelming after the aroma but would still be one of my favorite brown ales. Short finish. Wouldn't be able to pick out the added ingredients if it weren't obvious from the aroma but the flavor is still nice. 4/5

Body as expected for the style. 4/5

Overall a very good brown ale but I wouldn't hunt this one down unless you are seeking the great aroma. Also interesting that the coffee is very mild despite the can describing it as dominating. 4/5

zachary80, Monday at 12:15 AM
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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottling dates

Thanks to allisonmichelle for sending this over as an extra

A: Pours a dark cola colored brown with 1 fingers width of light tan head. There are some whitish specks of sedimentation floating around. Head dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves effectively zero lacing. 3.5

S: Tons of coffee upfront, vanilla, caramel, a bit of cocoa. This smells like an iced coffee not a beer. Wonderful aroma. 4.5

T: Like the nose there is tons of coffee. In addition to the coffee I get lots of lactose-like cream notes, a big vanilla, some caramel, and subtle chocolate. Bitter roasted coffee lingers in the aftertaste after each sip. 4.25

M/D: Lighter side of medium body, carbonation appropriate, drinkability is good. 3.75

O: Easily the best brown ale Ive ever had (excluding Palo Santo Maroon which I don’t consider a brown ale). Definitely worth seeking out. 4.5

zac16125, Aug 31, 2014
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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 899 ratings.