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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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Chad threw this in as an extra. Hadn't heard of it, but always looking for the opportunity to try Cigar City beers.

A- 12 oz. bottle poured into a Bell's snifter. Half a finger of beige head disappears quickly leaving a ring around the glass. A very dark brown color with not much light getting through. Doesn't leave much lacing.

S- Really digging the nose on this beer. Not as espresso-forward as I had anticipated, but the coffee notes are certainly there. I was at a coffee roaster the other week and smelled a dulce de leche coffee bean. I'm reminded of it when I smell this beer. In addition, there is unmistakeable toffee and vanilla. The nose is so smooth. Very dessert-like.

T- Almost as good as the nose. I get a lot of the same notes as in the aroma, they just aren't as strong here. Wish there was more coffee. Caramel, toffee, and vanilla dominate initially, with the espresso coming through more so in the aftertaste. Can't read when this was bottled. Can't imagine it was too long ago seeing as all the other beers I received were fresh. Still quite enjoyable!

M- Mouthfeel is heavier than I expected. Especially for a brown ale sitting at 5.5%. It's no RIS, of course. But it's still medium bodied with light carbonation. Feels good sipping on this beer. And I sip because the flavors are really nice.

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.