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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 43
Gots: 39 | 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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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-30-2013 22:24:03 | More by craftbeerasian
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled into a tulip.

Pours an extremely dark sable color almost to the point of being black, much darker than I was expecting. Half inch of light brown head that slowly recedes with moderate surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of a musty, fruity sweetness with a hint of smoke and alcohol.

Flavor is again that musty sweetness from the mead, hint of smoke and it took me a while to place the fruit flavor, but to me it had a strong flavor of honeydew melon.

Medium bodied with a sweet, somewhat cloying finish. Moderate carbonation and aftertaste.

Overall an interesting brew, but not something I would search out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 23:59:12 | More by srhoadsy
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SDean82

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-28-2013 21:02:12 | More by SDean82
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-27-2013 22:18:36 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-27-2013 22:08:14 | More by kjkinsey
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-27-2013 00:57:13 | More by laxer8811
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-26-2013 22:21:35 | More by celticfutblclub
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Snowrs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-26-2013 06:53:39 | More by Snowrs
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GuttaMane138

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-25-2013 20:50:27 | More by GuttaMane138
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

05-24-2013 13:10:30 | More by KVNBGRY
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Andreias21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-21-2013 16:57:51 | More by Andreias21
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chrisp450

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-18-2013 03:54:40 | More by chrisp450
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-16-2013 19:48:34 | More by michaeljstraub
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-15-2013 03:59:38 | More by GRG1313
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aLenwell

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-14-2013 00:50:41 | More by aLenwell
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JReites

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-12-2013 03:11:20 | More by JReites
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-10-2013 13:18:16 | More by drummermattie02
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IPAyForHops

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-08-2013 23:29:12 | More by IPAyForHops
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jokermanboy

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

05-08-2013 20:21:50 | More by jokermanboy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to vacax for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, marshmallow, cocoa, and coconut aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is very good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:52:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-02-2013 18:49:04 | More by millelacsmark
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-01-2013 15:01:39 | More by ajtorres311
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the ever-generous CaptCleveland for this bottle, pretty sure it was an extra, 'cause that's how the old bastard rolls. Big 750ML bomber split with my wife.

Pour is close to dead-of-night black with a furry brown cap. Pick it up & stick my nose in it, & there's plenty of notes to note. Plenty of chocolate, fresh leather coat, honeyed sweetness, roast weaves in & out without much conviction. Nice, & odd.

Ghost Stories is the odd duck at the Odd Duck Annual Convention; had to finally look up the ingredients to figure out what I was drinking. Sweet dabs of honey hold the high ground & grows in strength as the beer warms. The leather notes that might be the oak buttresses the honey. Touches of roast, chocolate, earthy must. Some weird taste that I can't identify might be the tea, but the honey is king here. My sweet tooth begs for more, nice & easy to put away.

Ultimately this is a good braggot, but the adjuncts might be detracting rather than adding to the experience. A worthy experiment.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:02:07 | More by maximum12
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TATURBO

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

04-28-2013 23:32:17 | More by TATURBO
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egrace84

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34%

04-28-2013 23:03:39 | More by egrace84
Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.