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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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875 Ratings
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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 236
Gots: 99 | FT: 10
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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Reviews by mwilbur:
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a cola brown with faint light tan head that quickly dissipates.
S: Distinct espresso note (cafe cubano), lightly roasted caramel malt, vanilla, and a hint of cacao.
T: Follows aroma exactly. A very nice representation of cafe cubano in beer form. With warming, more chocolate and vanilla notes emerge with warming.
M: Light body. Smooth with moderate bitterness. Lingering espresso note on the palate.
D: It's tough to emulate a good cafe cubano...and CCB does a fine job with it. Definitely one to seek out.

02-12-2014 23:03:10 | More by mwilbur
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-06-2014 16:31:51 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-19-2014 11:56:20 | More by tectactoe
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npala86

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-19-2014 15:05:46 | More by npala86
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-14-2014 21:11:10 | More by Spaten454
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-02-2014 02:01:06 | More by tbryan5
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ricksrealm

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-18-2012 21:50:10 | More by ricksrealm
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sicilian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-01-2014 20:11:35 | More by sicilian
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Brent_ray

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-10-2014 19:37:43 | More by Brent_ray
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-11-2014 05:12:06 | More by Ben7773
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briang01

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-16-2014 22:27:02 | More by briang01
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%

A growler of Maduro versus a bottle of this. For coffee lovers.
Dark brown color with a small tan head.
Strong coffee aroma. Caramel. Earthy, tobacco-like.
Espresso taste, some chocolate. Hint of tobacco. Late herbal hops.
A nice enough beer. Definitely for the coffeeholic. Have to say I prefer the regular Maduro.

02-07-2011 12:43:39 | More by lordofthewiens
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warnerry

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

Bottled 6/16/11

A - Pours a clear reddish dark brown, though light does pass through the pint glass. Huge tan head has excellent retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

S - Coffee and a bit of chocolate, along with some roasted malt.

T - Roasted malt up front, quickly followed by a nice coffee presence. Quite creamy as well. The coffee here plays a supporting role instead of dominating. Finishes semi-dry with a light bitterness.

M -- Medium creamy mouthfeel with an earthy dryness on the finish.

O - A solid brown ale with a very nice coffee presence. Nice balance of flavors and a creamy mouthfeel make this easy drinking.

10-09-2011 02:02:57 | More by warnerry
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Afroman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-14-2014 00:24:48 | More by Afroman
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barhoc11

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%

A: Looks like a brown ale

S: Sweet coffee and malt aroma

T: Sweet at first but then you get a sweet coffee taste followed by a smokey malt.

M: Nice and full

O: This beer is outstanding, one of the best done coffee beers I have had. I would not of expected a brown coffee ale to be so complete but Cigar City did a great job. Wish I could get it in MI.

06-19-2014 01:53:55 | More by barhoc11
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mverity

Florida

4.51/5  rDev +9.7%

Best espresso aroma of any beer I've had! Pours a deep brown with very little cream colored head. The aroma is so good. Deep, rich coffee aroma, with sweet malt and a rich earthiness. The taste is heavy on the coffee/toffee front with a back sweetness from the malt. It almost has the superb mouth feel of Maduro, where I think there might be some rolled oats to increase the creaminess, but I get much less oat than I do in Maduro. Really enjoy this beer when it comes out. Finally got around to reviewing it instead of just crushing the 4 pack in a few days.

07-27-2013 00:47:36 | More by mverity
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-07-2013 23:23:40 | More by iemailjack
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Billolick

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%

Growler pour from Decicco's, Ardsley, NY. Pours darkest of browns, light black, dark tan head, plentiful and thicker sheeting and bands of elegent lace. Coffee grounds come to mind upon the sniff. Flavorful Brown, some light chocolate, gets overtaken by waves of more coffee. Not overpowering, just flavorful and coffealicious in its approach. Well crafted and enjoyable in all its facets...looking forward to more Cigar City brews in the NYC/CT/NJ/NY suburbs...and cant wait to check em out whenever I'm lucky enough to get back down to Tampa, F.L.A.

01-30-2010 04:28:59 | More by Billolick
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codysjb

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my DFH Signature glass.
A: Pours a brown black with little head that dissipates in a minute or so.
Looks really cool for a brown ale (like a stout).
S: Coffee, espresso and some chocolate (maybe a little vanilla), but this pretty much smells like a
Starbucks truck collided with a Cigar City van.
T: Yum, coffee and more coffee with some minor caramel and vanilla notes.
M: Smooth, not heavy like a stout but a massive amount of flavor here that’s almost all coffee and beer.
O: This is great; I’d drink this a lot if I could find it. It’s really an awesome beer that brings coffee into a smooth, lighter beer that’s not heavy like a stout.

01-19-2012 04:18:20 | More by codysjb
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a half fingers worth of an off white head. Good lacing and retention as usual with CCB. Cloudy brown body looks like a Trappist.

Smells like an awesome iced coffee. Coffee and sweet bready malts shine in this one.

Tastes like coffee and a nice brown ale. Flavors come together quite well. Like roasted malts and a slight hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium thin and lightly carbonated. This beer is very soft on the palate, like a very balanced cup of coffee.

Overall this is a very full flavored highly drinkable beer. This is a coffee lovers beer for sure.

$7 a 4 pack.

02-26-2012 22:26:03 | More by Homebrew35
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mctizzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-11-2013 18:18:13 | More by mctizzz
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Nparee813


5/5  rDev +21.7%

07-26-2014 07:14:49 | More by Nparee813
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%

Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle at the Flying Saucer Beer Tasting.

The beer pours a brownish color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the bitter coffee and bitter chocolate with a little bit of roasted malt mixed in.

The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of milk chocolate notes, with a good amount of coffee also mixed in. I also get some vanilla and hazelnut notes, as well as a little bit of cream.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-15-2011 22:05:17 | More by Mora2000
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-21-2012 23:05:17 | More by fo1ksguitar
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thaghost

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-03-2013 02:34:14 | More by thaghost
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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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