Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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4.99/5 rDev +12.9%
750ml into a dfh signature glass
a extremely dark. black. cocoa brown head that dissipates at a medium pace. beautiful lacing. looks fantastic
s heavy cognac, bitter sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel, sweet dark fruits, vanilla,
t WOW!!! this is one of the greatest stouts ive ever had. it is super rich. heavy chocolate and sweet vanilla at the start, themiddle is sweet cognac and coffee middle. the ending is unbelievable, dark fruit, sweet chocolate, caramel, toffee. the aftertaste is cognac, oak and sweet chocolate.
m thick, rich, smooth, great carbonation.
o wow. this is delicious, complex, and one of the best things ive ever had. im very impressed with this beer.
10-09-2012 01:05:11 | More by Lare453
4.98/5 rDev +12.7%
A- Pours very dark with medium to light head, its pretty
S- WOW we are talking quality cognac here, chocolate truffles, marscapone cheese, slight coffee notes and sweet malt, one of the best noses in the business.
T- Just like the nose it delivers all that cognac lacto, flavor with a sweet overtone, but not too sweet, perfect brew to enjoy with a good cigar. Probably one of the greatest stouts I've had yet.
M- Cigar City has this down, body for days, it oozes quality.
O- Such an amazing stout, and like stated above one of the best out there. I just hope it becomes a regular in their catalogue.
10-21-2012 15:28:56 | More by Nicolay3535
4.95/5 rDev +12%
Big thanks to Crusian for putting this amazing beer into my BIF box. Tasted 12/5. From notes.
Pours a thick and opaque black, topped briefly by light brown cap which leaves the scene for some persistent islands of skim. A swirl provokes syrupy legs to slither down the glass sides.
What an aroma. This beer's best feature, almost unbelievably delicious. Neither Paul nor I could move on to sipping without spending nearly five minutes inhaling. Caramel sweet, cognac, dark chocolate, light roastiness, vanilla, cakey breadiness, hints of herbal and alcohol spice, even floral touches in there. Can't imagine a smell more enchanting than this.
What a flavor, neither of us were ready for how good this is. Lotsa sweet alcohol spice and clean caramel then it swirls into a bitter and milder combo of chocolate flavors, hints of coffee and vanilla, some roastiness that never gets acrid, and underflavors beyond my power to describe. It is delightful, a truly spectacular taste that merely identifying flavor components does not do justice. Cognac flavors tie it together into perfection. It leaves us both wondering if we ever have tasted a stout as fine.
Mouthfeel is the frame in which this masterpiece is brought to its best. Super viscous, low carb. and a clean finish that leaves streaks of resiny goodness on mouth and tongue, but never seems to build up nor become cloying. Just a marvel of artistry here. So, so good
Don't know what more to say for my impression than this is without doubt the finest beer I have tasted this year, and undoubtedly the finest of this style I ever will taste. Highest recommendation.
12-06-2012 11:50:51 | More by cavedave
4.95/5 rDev +12%
This is my favorite Cigar City beer yet!
Deep obsidian on a vigorous pour. Off tan head.
Malted milk balls, cognac, chocolate, stewed prunes, creme brulee, molasses and plum. Fantastic!
Taste carries over from the smell and a nice roasted quality comes to the fore on the aftertaste.
Gorgeous mouthfeel. Thick and rich.
11-11-2012 20:09:03 | More by Rochefort10nh
4.88/5 rDev +10.4%
Big ole 750ml bottle courtesy of robinsmv. Thanks, Matt!
Black black black pour, darkest of tan head of foam that I may have ever seen. Tilting my tulip glass, I see a ton of lacing.
Roasted malt, dark and milk chocolate, malty sweetness in the smell. Slight hints of cognac, one of my favourite liquors. I think I'm down for this.
Good grief Charlie Brown, the first sip is simply amazing? I'd gladly let Lucy pull the football away at the last second and fall on me arse if I can get up and have another sip of this splendid brew!
Sweet malt, big milk chocolate sweetness, light dark chocolate bitterness meshed in with roasted malt, delicious cognac flavours throughout but not dominating/detracting from the "elegance" of what makes this Milk Stout a true Milk Stout. Oh, did I not mention the lactose I'm getting in the taste? My bad.
So delicious sip after sip. The 11% abv is hidden too damn well; gotta watch it, Bill, lest the "evil" alcohol droppeth upon your door step and kicketh you into the next century.
Full bodied, light but right amount of carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth as silk.
Bottom line: There's a song out there in music land by MC Hammer that says it best....You Can't Touch This. I think this is the beer of 2012 for me!
11-18-2012 16:21:05 | More by Bitterbill
4.78/5 rDev +8.1%
Excellent Cognac flavors, velvety smooth. The bouquet is strong, you can definitely smell the alcohol content. Excellent taste for anybody who loves a good stout without the chocolate overtones.
I picked up a bottle at the CCB tasting room in Tampa. I am very happy with this beer.
10-21-2012 01:11:50 | More by randyherring
Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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