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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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823 Ratings
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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 230
Gots: 95 | FT: 9
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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Cigar City Cubano Style Espresso

From 10/12/13 tasting notes.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled. Split this one. Thanks Jeff...

A) Foggy brown brew with a small light tan head. The head slowly settled to a collar. A little lacing...

S) A wonderfully sweet coffee aroma. I mean I really enjoyed the nose on this one. It reminded me of exactly how I take my espresso on holiday. Toss in 3-4 sugar cubes, splash of cream. I was transported to a European cafe.

T) A very nice coffee flavor, a bit of light bitterness from the beans, but this is balanced nicely with hints of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.

M) If I had any complaint on this brew at all, it would be that I found the body to be a bit thin. The carbonation was fine. Really, it was smooth and easy drinking.

O) I really enjoyed this beer. Cigar City knows how to brew up some tasty brown ales. It's kind of an under appreciated style, but if you have the chance to give this one a try, do not hesitate. It is unique, and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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Thank you SammyJaxxxx for sending this!

A - Pours very dark brown and is almost black in color with very little head and leaves behind a thin cream colored lacing ring.

S - Espresso and coffee beans dominate the nose along with dark roasted chocolate and some vanilla cream. The aroma is strong and pungent.

T - Espresso and coffee beans a aggressively flavored from start to finish before fading out towards then end ever so slightly to allow some caramel malt and light hints of vanilla cream to poke through.

M - Medium body and leaves a combination coating of dark roasted chocolate and coffee beans with a little cream.

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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