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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

adamdarcy, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

jokermanboy, May 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

MADPolo, Feb 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

RandyKemka, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Gh0st, Sep 12, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from 750 to snifter
A- nice heavy dark similar to imp stout. Nice golden brown head with light lacing

S- first waft was remnants of last evening's campfire. Very earthy followed by alcohol and sweetness.

T- starts off with some smokeyness followed by the earthy date and raisin flavors. The flavors combine really well and hit you at once. It takes a few moments to let the smoke clear and the flavors settle out. Initially dark chocolate with dates and raisins. There is a mellow coconut essence that follows. There is another hybrid flavor I cannot put my finger on but probably the tea and honey essence. Doesn't taste like your average honey. Aftertaste is mostly dark chocolate and dates. Still a little young and hot and could use some aging.

M- very smooth - just right IMHO. Not as thick as CCB imperials can get.

O- tasty braggot, could use some aging. Great nose and mouth feel. A little sweetness but mixed with the bitter dark choc flavors and smoke - pretty well rounded. Not to mention this is a Collaboration between CCB and B Nektar (give credit where credit is due - two fantastic breweries).

acrobatic, Feb 07, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +21.4%

MrBryson, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

mverity, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

danpam1024, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Gonzoillini, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jorrx003, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

discharmingly, Jan 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

dmcdede, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Ravenacht, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

HamGlade10, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Coldsnack, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

KVNBGRY, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

szmnnl99, Jun 03, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL into a CCB Snifter

A: dark brown, 1 finger coffee colored head, seems dense

S: chocolate, malt, smoke, chamomile tea, honey, cocoa powder.. very inviting

T: Cocoa powder, marshmallow, chamomile tea. A honey taste comes through at the end. A smooth toasted gharam. Very tasty

M: body is medium and fitting. carb is low - helps bring out the flavors of the beer, not distract from.

O: very tasty. Didn't know what to expect but its enjoyable. A great desert beer. I'd have it again.

ediaz, Apr 26, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter

A - Dark, yet somewhat translucent brownish / black, with a nice 2 finger khaki head

S - Sweet smelling, with a definite hint of tea. Chamomile? Or something similar

T - Wow! The only way I could describe this is, that there's a lot going on... In a good way. Sweet up front (you can taste honey), then smooth and chocolatey as you sip, followed by a little bit of alcohol and that tea flavor. Very complex.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and creamy

O - I didn't know what to expect from this beer, and ended up loving it. Recommended. One of the most complex beers I've had...

cnbrown313, Mar 19, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Arrives as black as a moonless night. A dark tan, creamy head, half an inch thick, rest loving on top. Retention is weak, dropping to a thickish ring fairly quickly.
Smell is rich with notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate fudge, a brown sugarlike sweetness and maybe some light raisins. Balance is good.
Taste is sweet, rich, full of chocolate fudge, roasted malt, light coffee with a whiff of toffee, whiskey and some indeterminate dark fruit. Again, well balanced.
Very smooth, full bodied, rich and warming. A great collaboration and a great brew.
Get it while you can.

PorterLambic, Feb 24, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Barrelworks Teku.

A: pours a smoky dark smooth chocolate color with a nice 1/2" mocha head. Decent lacing but the head diminished quickly. Have sat on this one for quite awhile due to early comments about it being too sweet.

S: like nothing I have smelled before, definitely a nice medium dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, a bit of tea?, and a touch of smokiness.

T: everything that was on the nose was present with a burnt chocolate aftertaste. Very complex and like nothing I have had before.

M: smooth and velvety. Carbonation was a little low but with the aging was not surprised.

O: wow, a very interesting brew. I really enjoyed it and as above like nothing I have had before. Smooth and not overpowering on the sweetness. Might be tough to drink a whole bottle but was fortunate enough to be able to share this one.

Docrock, Oct 15, 2014
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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.