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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 41
Gots: 38 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-26-2014 19:59:32 | More by huntermop
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-18-2014 03:54:50 | More by Hopsiam14
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-14-2014 19:51:33 | More by yourefragile
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Kramerwtmf

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-05-2014 23:11:01 | More by Kramerwtmf
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-03-2014 01:51:59 | More by VonZipper
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WTKeene

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated bottle extra'd by jp11801 into a Jester King wine glass. My first braggot!

Appearance: Deep, dark ebony with hints of red/brown coming through the light. A rather persistent the color of beechwood that fades into a thick creamy crown and leaves thick lacing too.

Smell: Smells dark, with a lot of clover honey notes over an oaky, herbal base. Vanilla and tea mesh together with the honey, hints of chocolate play in the background. Really unique compared to other beers I've had, but probably par for the course among braggots.

Taste: Honey, something vaguely vinous too. Rather boozy, light cocoa too. A slight hint of coconut perhaps? A hint of smoke, oak, and a bit of ashen tea too, maybe Earl Grey? Definitely something English. No bitterness that I can detect. Very unique. Reminds me of something between a stout and a barleywine, with a lot of honey added.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, with flavors of tea lingering quite a while. The body of the beer is on the thinner side, and the carbonation is higher than I'd like.

Overall: Definitely an interesting beer. Glad I got to try a braggot, but I'm not sure I'll be rushing back to try more any time soon. Wouldn't mind trying other takes on the style though, they could be very unique I'm sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 20:53:15 | More by WTKeene
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-27-2014 12:03:45 | More by Schlafly33
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-28-2014 00:42:55 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-11-2014 23:14:22 | More by mendvicdog
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-06-2014 03:42:57 | More by jtladner
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jegross2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-13-2014 05:10:59 | More by jegross2
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-11-2014 23:36:45 | More by TriageStat
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CGMLS3

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-11-2014 12:59:32 | More by CGMLS3
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jeffwright

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-09-2014 15:30:55 | More by jeffwright
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-08-2014 01:52:14 | More by mltobin
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johnyb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-05-2014 13:31:44 | More by johnyb
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-28-2014 04:22:20 | More by ThreeFishes
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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

California

3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of johnyb, thanks again!

Pours a dark brown color with a nice rocky tan head. Kind of surprised when I poured it, was expecting a more lighter gold color.

Aromas are of cocoa, earthiness, and light cedar.

Taste is certainly unique. Light nuttiness, sweet honey, cola, crisp and clean with a mineral like bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, light body.

Overall? Definitely an odd duck. Well worth trying, but dang getting through this whole bottle is going to take some time.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:37:26 | More by flexabull
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FleetwoodMatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-25-2014 05:05:03 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-23-2014 00:57:45 | More by gavjamhawk
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-22-2014 14:47:49 | More by ShanePB
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-21-2014 00:42:40 | More by dvmin98
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Bartos

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-15-2014 01:41:39 | More by firedwarftj
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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.