Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by HotHands:
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head.
S - Great aroma of coffee and a bit of chocolate. Like walking in to a coffee shop.
T - taste follows the nose with a strong coffee flavor - however, it isn't that bitter. A bit of brown sugar, perhaps. Chocolate dances around in the background. It isn't very complex, but I am impressed with the coffee flavor, which is right on the money. It reminds me of eating chocolate covered coffee beans, one of my favorite sweets.
M - medium to light body and average carbonation. It leaves a dry feeling in the finish, which is interesting.
Overall - Cigar City met their goals here. It's a very nice coffee flavored brown ale, and I am impressed with the flavor they packed in to a 5.5 ABV beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2011 03:08:07 | More by HotHands
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4.26/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is a clear dark brown color with a half finger head.
Aroma is incredible. Roasted coffee beans, and roasty malt. Maple bacon coffee porter aroma minus the syrupy maple smell.
Taste is sweet at first but dark roasted coffee dominates after that. Maybe some bittersweet chocolate flavors as well.
Mouthfeel is thin but the coffee flavor does linger slightly on the back end.
This is a great alternative to an after dinner coffee. The body is thin enough to not put you over the edge. The carbonation is there but not too much.
Nicely done and I'm thankful I got to try it.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 02:28:12 | More by zookerman182
Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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