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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: 706
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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rmolledo

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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark Brown with mahogany highlights. thin tan head.

S: Dark Milk Chocolate. Roasty cuban espresso with dark raw sugar. sweet creamy.

T: as the smell suggests but with more roasted grain and malt characters. Nice wave of chocolate, espresso, and cream at first. Sweet but not lingeringly sweet. relatively dryer finish. The coffee flavors are wonderful. Best coffee beer IMO.

MF: thick and creamy. silky. low carbonation, just enough to tingle when swallowed.

D: My favorite CC Brew. So glad they decided to bottle it! A bit filling but there is no need to slam a bunch of these beers, better to savor every drop.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 20:59:49 | More by rmolledo
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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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