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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 44
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
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 yamar68:
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4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to liquiddegenerate for sending this surprise bottle!

Black coffee body; a murky edge of clarity. Looks boozy... large gauge carbonation on top forming a thin but stubborn cap that makes a great deal of oily lace.

Lots of stuff going on with the nose. There's mild fudge, pretty obvious coconut presence, fermented honey, some earthy kind of spice thing going on (something to do with the tea addition?), the oak is pretty hard to pinpoint so far.

Tastes a little bit like a s'more (or maybe I've just been looking at the label too long...) - chocolate, coconut, marshmallow, black tea, maybe some nutmeg or something going on, some roasty malts. Doesn't taste like any other beer I can think of, that's for sure. I like it.

Complex, a little sweet, a little smokey, a lotta awesome. Thanks Jim!

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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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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Almost black. Nice khaki head. Lasts forever. Leggy as I swirl it.

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.

Overall - It's tasty, but strange. I kinda like it. Couldn't drink a lot of it.

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.