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Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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97
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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 270
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lare453 on 10-09-2012)
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2013 13:59:12 | More by CarolinaKevin
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%

750 ml bottle.

A: Pours completely black with about 1 inch of mocha-colored head. It receded immediately though. Looks very thick as I poured it.
S: Lots of fruity sweetness, chocolate and dark malts. It has almost a slight "wine" scent.
T: Dark chocolate bitterness balances with fruity sweetness. Oak, chocolate, vanilla. A warm boozy in the finish. Very well balanced though, booze is well hidden.
M: Extremely thick and viscous. Full bodied with low carbonation. Very smooth.
O: Excellent beer, can't wait for CCB to make more.

02-01-2013 04:44:11 | More by standardcherry
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%

750ml bottle.

A: Pours out a viscous black body with a thick chocolate-colored head. Petrol consistency.

S: Sweet vinous cognac notes from the barrel jump out first, followed by aromas of roast and fudge and a bit of lactose.

T: Grapey glucose, oak, vanilla, baker's chocolate, raisins, boozy warmth, lightly charred grain in the finish. The barrel lends a lot of sweetness, but there's also some balancing bitterness and roast from the base beer.

M: Very thick-bodied with light carbonation. Chewy, to say the least.

O: Very good beer. It's nice to see brewers experimenting with barrel treatments besides the usual bourbon, and it's especially nice when the beer is so successful.

02-01-2013 02:33:10 | More by Etan
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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2013 14:26:18 | More by benjaminahudson
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jbuddle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2013 21:40:07 | More by jbuddle
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-22-2013 02:28:51 | More by Sean9689
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ber12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-20-2013 18:13:57 | More by ber12
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-20-2013 12:56:23 | More by Stouttyme
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shuajw

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-19-2013 14:27:35 | More by shuajw
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-18-2013 05:23:41 | More by arniepnminne
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-18-2013 01:37:58 | More by yourefragile
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

01-17-2013 23:43:45 | More by Thorpe429
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Brew33

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -9.1%

Huge thanks to Urbancaver for scooping this one up for me.

The beer ours jet black with a very dark brown, bubbly head that dissapates quickly. A really unique head.

The aroma is sweet to say the least. Burnt sugars, roasted malt, chocolate syrup, a little bit of wood and char. Man, this is pretty tasty. Sweet on the front end, but a smoky, charred character and some dry wood run right through the middle. The finish is long with a some fusel alcohol and cognac. A nice beer. Complex, sweet, smoky, charred, rich, and somewhat taxing on the palate after about 12 oz.

The body is heavy, damn near perfect actually. Low carbonation makes the beer coating in the mouth but never too much. Overall a tasty beer. I'd like to try more Cognac barrel aged beers and I enjoyed this one a lot. Thanks Cam.

01-17-2013 14:49:21 | More by Brew33
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-17-2013 12:26:38 | More by jacewg
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-17-2013 07:03:09 | More by spycow
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-14-2013 15:58:38 | More by beergorrilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-13-2013 20:45:41 | More by Zaphog
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

01-13-2013 16:31:52 | More by JMRSN
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ottodyer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2013 18:00:43 | More by ottodyer
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Romulux

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2013 14:21:40 | More by Romulux
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metalgdog

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-09-2013 03:03:40 | More by metalgdog
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SkiBum22

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

01-08-2013 19:01:01 | More by SkiBum22
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 15:33:33 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 13:50:34 | More by Gonzoillini
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dogfishandi

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-06-2013 06:29:14 | More by dogfishandi
Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.