Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4.39/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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
10-16-2013 03:19:20 | More by RoamingGnome
4.1/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
O - Not a fan of brown ales but this one sits at the top compared to the rest.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2013 20:14:31 | More by jzeilinger
Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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