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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: 702
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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saintwarrick

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a dark crimson, light brown with a lacey dirty-tan head. Major coffee aroma, roasted coffee beans, light cocoa and caramel notes. This is a big coffee-heavy brew, not strong, but the coffee really dominates. Taste is light and filled with roast espresso. The coffee flavor really pops in a weaker abv beer like this, instead of getting snowed under by the alcohol. Real coffee lover's beer here.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 08:54:27 | More by saintwarrick
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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.