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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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821 Ratings
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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 229
Gots: 93 | 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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Pinknuggets

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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to Rock Art Pint glass

A: Dark brown to brick red in color it has a small tannish head that goes away fast and leaves a decent lacing around the top of the glass. Not necessarily dark but pretty much completely opaque except around the edges under light.

S: Well it smells like a heaping amount of expresso quite literally smells like a fresh cup of coffee the smell is dominant and as aromatic as coffee added beer I have seen I'd go as far as it could be mistaken for fresh beans

T: It tastes exactly as advertised this is essentially a cup of coffee in a beer. There are rich espresso flavors that are not only powerful upfront but really last throughout the taste and through the finish. It fits the brown style well as the malt adds just the right backbone to balance out all that expresso. This is basically as perfect as you can get in terms of brown ale with coffee flavor.

M: The feel is light, thin and watery so it is very easy to drink, but you can feel the grittiness from expresso beans. It is smooth, good for a brown ale but not great not as impressive as other aspects of the beer.

O: I really like this beer it smells and tastes exactly like how I would imagine expresso beer would taste like I am very impressed. It is only okay in the other aspects but the smell and taste more then make up for that. Get this beer if you can a must try for any coffee drinker or fan of coffee in beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 01:16:58 | More by Pinknuggets
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O: Really well done brew, not overpowering on the Cuban espresso, chocolate or cocoa qualities that were added, but a great creative concept. Got this at Whole foods near West Palm Beach, drank in Deerfield Beach, July 17th, 2014.

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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