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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 45
Gots: 38 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Reviews by spinrsx:
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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Brew Pub - Tampa FL

Appearance - Slightly hazy brown colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Chocolate, malts, honey

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel mixed with malts and some honey. There is also some nice chocolate flavours and some raisins and an earthiness. It ends with a semi-sweet chocolatey aftertaste.

Overall - A really good beer that I'd be happy to drink again anytime. The brewery has some of this set aside in barrels being aged.. I'm sure the result will be amazing.

spinrsx, Jan 20, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Huna snifter

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with some transparency around the edges with a nice creamy light mocha thick head of one finger.

Smell: Coffee, then sweet mild oak and coconut. really yummy as it warms up.

Taste: is right up front with coconut infused honey, sweet and milky. This ends perfectly with a hint off coffee to balance out your palate. I am not a coffee beer fan but this fits perfectly with balanced milky honey coffee. like something you would get at coffee bean and tea leaf. Awesome!

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied with depth of contrasting flavors. leaves you wanting more.

Overall: this is a really good beer that drinks well fresh out of the bottle. interested to see where it will go from here in 6 months.

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Smell - Kinda nondescript malt and honey aroma. A little boozy. Some roast.

Taste - Much better. Much more roast and honey. It is a bit campfireish. Some tea, but it's a little odd and astringent. Very sweet.

Mouthfeel - Thick and chewy. Finish drops off quickly. Heavy and sweet.

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.