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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 279
Gots: 159 | FT: 13
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 05-26-2009

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
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Ratings: 1,083 | Reviews: 283
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A tad thin, but really good. The nose is spectacular and it drinks really smooth.

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4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can received as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours a rustic looking slightly hazy brown, with a half inch mocha head, and a little bit of lacing near the type of the glass.

Smells wonderful, like rich earthy and spicy coffee, with some chocolate, caramel, and vanilla beans.

This is one of the best brown ales I've ever had. The coffee flavor is awesome and really unique, very earthy, with some spicy black pepper flavors, toasted pumpernickel bread, rich dark chocolate, earthy vanilla bean, and some herbal root flavors. Really complex and really tasty. There's some great nutty flavors as well.

This is medium bodied, with a creamy and herbal mouthfeel, and a medium level of carbonation. It's insanely drinkable, drained this glass really quickly.

Definitely one of the best brown ales I've ever had.

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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One of the best beers I have had in a long time. Almost worth moving to Tampa for.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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