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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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(send 'em beer!)
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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ediaz

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 03:27:19 | More by ediaz
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-17-2013 01:13:49 | More by Erice78
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California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2013 01:56:40 | More by duceswild
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kels

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great thanks to Carly for getting to try this one.

Pours a dark brown with suggestions of ruby red in the edges of the cocoa-powder brown head. The head starts at a finger of tightly-bound fizz that fades to a well-retained skim that pushes up the sides of the wall and leaves sticky, short-lived rings of lace.

The nose is a sweet, roasty blend of grain and perfume. Honestly, the sweetness of the honey and earthiness of the tea results in a mellow, perfume-like fragrance that is unlike anything I've smelled in a beer before. A little whiff of the alcohol and a little toffee-like note in the finish, especially as the beer continues to warm.

Taste is complex. Hard to figure out, but easy to enjoy. The roast, coffee-like, is equally contended by a clear honey and slight chocolate-covered berry fruitiness. Coconut has to be deciphered - not readily found, and comes across like toasted marshmallow in the aftertaste. The carbonation lifts the feel just enough to keep it from sitting too heavy on the tongue, but it is viscous and slightly sticky with a mostly dry finish. The alcohol is present, but more in fumes at the end of the drink rather than in the taste.

Really enjoyable beer, as much for the trying to figure it out as for the taste. Glad to have had a chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Georgia

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.