Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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4.21/5 rDev -4.5%
Drank side by side with Cognac Moloko in a no holds barred Cognac smackdown
Unsurprisingly, the Cigar City entry defeated our attempts to drink these blind based on looks alone. Pitch black and very still with just the faintest razor thin head along the edges. No light penetration through this hoss.
Smells of fudgey grapes and dark chocolate.
Just a big thick and rich stout. Grape sweetness from the barrels sweeps across from front to back. Powdered dark chocolate lingers on the finish along with some prune and ambiguous dark fruits.
Monstrous, viscous, coating, and heavy on the tongue....a true CC stout. Fatiguing in large doses but very good and quite enjoyable.
02-23-2014 17:02:46 | More by BarrytheBear
4.46/5 rDev +1.1%
Blind side by side with Cognac Moloko
A: Pours oil slick black with minimal head.
S: Chocolate shop chocolate
T: Dark chocolate maybe even a Almond Hersey bar?
M: Like most if not all CCB beers, nailed it. Coating and lingers like a boss!
O: While really good, a little fatiguing being so sweet. Overall a very good beer!
02-23-2014 04:29:20 | More by madtowndmb1
4.74/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. This was bottled September 19, 2012 so has about 15 months of age on it since bottling.
Appearance: Pours black and leaves a half finger of deep hazelnut/brown head which fades to a rim around the glass.
Smell: Rich fudge, lightly roasted malts, dates, figs, light coffee, mild vanilla, oak, some nice cognac in the back end. Very complex, mouth-watering aroma.
Taste: Fits with the aroma really well. Rich milk chocolate, dark fruits, plenty of oak, cognac, mild licorice, toasted malts, light coffee. Really nice balance of sweet and bitter - plenty of both to be found in the flavor.
Mouth-feel: Light carbonation but plenty enough, with a full, creamy body. Really velvety and nice.
Overall: Everything about this beer is fantastic. It is very complex and flavors really compliment each other nicely. The cognac barrel influenced this a lot and only in a positive way. The oak and cognac make this beer just wonderful. This beer has just over a year on it, and I don't know how it could be better. Still good carbonation and just wonderfully balanced.
12-25-2013 21:38:05 | More by Resuin
4.36/5 rDev -1.1%
Bottle share at Proof courtesy of scotchzi. Deep opaque black with dark chocolatey head, which held decently. The thickness of this beer makes it have great legs on the glass. Not much lacing though. Heavy dark chocolate arom with some good coffee notes and a great earthy wood with a touch of boozey notes as well. Taste is of very rich malt with a warm booze (cognac?) presence being noticable. I get more coffee on the tongue than in the nose. Slightly silty mouthfeel, very thick body. Yummy!
12-22-2013 01:19:46 | More by mverity
Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.