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Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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97
world-class

250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 277
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.