Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.