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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 247
Gots: 118 | FT: 8
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a brown copper color.

The aroma is bright coffee and some toasty malt.

The flavor follows of toasty malt, light chocolate, vanilla, toasted breadiness, and then a black coffee. A really good essence of coffee.

A light body, which fits the ABV. A very drinkable beer for those who want a coffee fix.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to @Cane80 for the trade!

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: as the name implies, dark brown like an espresso.

Smell: just the amount of espresso on the nose makes me think it would be nice to drink two or three of these every morning before work if I didn't have to keep people alive. The wife could smell it from across the table and had to try it.

Taste: espresso without the sometimes bitter aftertaste. Hints of vanilla, cocoa, and toffee.

Mouthfeel: medium body, good carbonation, very drinkable.

Overall: a good beer, one I would consider drinking in the morning on one of my rare days off.

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Appearance: Murky brown upon pouring, as expected. A 1/2 finger of off-white head quickly collars.

Smell: Espresso punch in the face, vanilla and cocoa; as advertised. There are also elements of caramel and brown sugar as well.

Taste: Mild vanilla and cocoa over espresso. Finishes dry with espresso, caramelized malt and subtle vanilla. Not very complex in terms of stages of the drink unfolding on the palate, but it is very well blended with nothing standing out too much.

Mouthfeel: A medium bodied brew with a good bit of carbonation tickling the tip of the tongue. Very drinkable.

Overall: My girlfriend usually hates all the beer I drink, and actually liked this; so that alone impresses me. This is just a very nicely balanced beer that's easy to drink, would definitely drink again, cheers!

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.