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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 45
Gots: 39 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated bottle extra'd by jp11801 into a Jester King wine glass. My first braggot!

Appearance: Deep, dark ebony with hints of red/brown coming through the light. A rather persistent the color of beechwood that fades into a thick creamy crown and leaves thick lacing too.

Smell: Smells dark, with a lot of clover honey notes over an oaky, herbal base. Vanilla and tea mesh together with the honey, hints of chocolate play in the background. Really unique compared to other beers I've had, but probably par for the course among braggots.

Taste: Honey, something vaguely vinous too. Rather boozy, light cocoa too. A slight hint of coconut perhaps? A hint of smoke, oak, and a bit of ashen tea too, maybe Earl Grey? Definitely something English. No bitterness that I can detect. Very unique. Reminds me of something between a stout and a barleywine, with a lot of honey added.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, with flavors of tea lingering quite a while. The body of the beer is on the thinner side, and the carbonation is higher than I'd like.

Overall: Definitely an interesting beer. Glad I got to try a braggot, but I'm not sure I'll be rushing back to try more any time soon. Wouldn't mind trying other takes on the style though, they could be very unique I'm sure.

WTKeene, Jun 01, 2014
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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.