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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 279
Gots: 159 | FT: 13
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Cigar City Brewing visit their website
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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On tap at CCB takeover at OTC.

A: Dark brown color with small tan head. No lacing.
S: This smells like a cup of coffee. Not much else. It's just a huge kick of coffee. A tiny bit of vanilla and nuttiness.
T: Huge coffee flavor as expected from both the name and the smell. A bit of a nutty flavor. Hint of maple syrup as well. Very tasty beer.
M: I feel like these flavors would go well with a thick, full-bodied beer. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I expected. Everything is well balanced though, with a nice roasty bitterness at the end.
O: This is a great beer for coffee lovers, I suggest seeking this out. Another great beer by Cigar City.

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12 oz bottle I picked up at the brewery a few days ago, no bottled-on date, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a dark brown with some reddish tinges at the edge, topped with a finger of creamy off-white head, recedes to a thin layer, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Smells fantastic, really awesome aroma of espresso, which dominates everything but smells delicious, as well as cocoa, bready malt, maybe a bit of chocolate. Really the espresso aroma kicks ass.

T- Lots of espresso again, but it's soft and mild rather than bitter, done very well. There's also some brown sugar, milk chocolate and almond.

M- Medium-bodied, has a soft, smooth feel.

O- A really tasty beer and not a bad price ($11 for 4 I think?), this is tasty enough to just savor and sip at, but I could knock these back pretty easily too. A nice go-to coffee beer, if I loved down by Cigar City I would buy a lot of this.

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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