Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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85
very good

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 43
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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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.

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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.

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
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