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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,066
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 277
Gots: 151 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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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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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz into a dfh glass.

A cola brown, light foamy tan head, no lacing. Tiny crown left over. Some islands in the middle.

S wonderful fresh coffee, vanilla cream, nut,

T huge coffee forward beer, hints of lemon peel, vanilla, cocoa, nut, malt

M medium body, smooth, good carbonation, great

O amazing! A great beer, and I'm not a brown ale fan. Great infusion of coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Another hit from ccb.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this was one amazing beer! After going to Miami and actually having legit Cafe Cubanos in Calle Ocho, I had an idea what I was looking for. I honestly don't think you could get any closer of a representation in a beer, it was spot on. The smell has that sweet, roasted bean body to it, unreal. Taste was similar, maybe a little more vanilla, still amazes me how close to the real thing it is. The closer it got to room temperature, the better it got.

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

Pours a nice dark brown with some red highlights, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is a soft chocolate and a light Malt and nice coffee. Flavor is a mellow coffee with a nice hint of chocolate and a subtle roast. Fantastic flavor of coffee one of the best i have had. A very well done beer.

Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 1,066 ratings.