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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

Cubano-Style Espresso Brown AleCubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%


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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Thur123

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a dark ruby brown color with a bit of light khaki head. Moderate carbonation typical of the style. The smell is great. Complex roasted brown malt smell with a strong but not overly present espresso smell. A bit of sweet creaminess as well. 

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Taste is fantastic. a very good split between a brown ale and espresso flavor. The brown ale malt complements the coffee flavor and vice versa. A bit of bittersweet chocolate. The drinkability is great for a coffee beer but the mouthfeel is a bit thin. This is a fantastic beer all the same.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 00:43:07 | More by Thur123
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Smell - Freshly roasted coffee ground aroma, backed by a lesser scent of caramel. Light cream with faint chocolate notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Big, natural coffee flavor. Caramel finds a nice niche, while hints of vanilla and cream bounce off the middling roasty attributes. Touches of nuttiness and chocolate in the finish.

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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