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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.55%
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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adamdarcy

Michigan

5/5  rDev +32.3%

09-14-2013 02:37:21 | More by adamdarcy
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jokermanboy

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-08-2013 20:21:50 | More by jokermanboy
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

02-06-2013 14:31:29 | More by MADPolo
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RandyKemka

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

02-04-2013 22:12:47 | More by RandyKemka
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Gh0st

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

09-12-2013 08:57:47 | More by Gh0st
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acrobatic

Florida

4.71/5  rDev +24.6%

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).

02-07-2013 02:35:04 | More by acrobatic
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mverity

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-24-2013 02:24:18 | More by mverity
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danpam1024

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-22-2013 21:33:33 | More by danpam1024
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-27-2013 01:13:58 | More by Gonzoillini
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jorrx003

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-12-2013 02:17:53 | More by jorrx003
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-27-2014 23:12:48 | More by discharmingly
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dmcdede

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-09-2013 23:10:49 | More by dmcdede
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CJS

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-03-2013 18:46:45 | More by CJS
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Ravenacht

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-02-2013 12:23:47 | More by Ravenacht
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-23-2013 17:15:59 | More by HamGlade10
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-01-2013 18:25:39 | More by Coldsnack
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19%

11-27-2013 22:57:16 | More by ygolordned
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-24-2013 13:10:30 | More by KVNBGRY
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Bartos

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-19-2014 19:40:02 | More by Bartos
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-03-2013 01:20:19 | More by szmnnl99
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ediaz

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

04-26-2013 03:27:19 | More by ediaz
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%

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...

03-19-2013 02:04:51 | More by cnbrown313
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

02-24-2013 18:13:22 | More by PorterLambic
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king75

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-22-2013 19:02:40 | More by king75
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shand

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-07-2013 20:19:30 | More by shand
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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
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