Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing
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4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on tap at hawthornes, served in large Duvel tulip - part of the EBF kegs that came to Philly after the blizzard fiasco
Deep, blacked out pour with a super frothy tanned head resting on top. Retains throughout most of the pour with webbed, sticky lacing coating the glass while drinking.
Complex, interesting nose with dark roasted malts, honey, coconut, chocolate and alcohol. A touch of minty tea and sweetness with brownies and glowing warmth.
Sweet and warm up front with swirling chocolate and honey. Slightly minty tea note comes through, followed by a thick, roasted malt backbone. Touches of cocoa, vanilla and coconut along with more honey and a slightly boozy finish.
Full body, decent carbonation, sticky and lasting on the tongue. I really enjoy hybrid styles so I was pretty psyched to try this one - I probably couldn't do more than a smaller pour, but I hope to see more Braggots from other breweries in the future.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2013 14:10:24 | More by xnicknj
4.16/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
First had: on tap at Hawthornes, Philly, PA
Dark brown-black pour, opaque, topped with a foamy tan head that retained as a collar and left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malts and dark chocolate, slightly herbal and vegetal with an unusual scent reminiscent of green beans; somewhat boozy. Taste of cocoa and cream, caramel malts, nutshells, roasted marshmallow, branching out into a full-blown liquid macaroon. The booze actually came out a bit more as it warmed. Smooth mouthfeel, on the heavier side of medium-bodied. Quite enjoyable overall.
Serving type: on-tap
02-27-2013 23:45:00 | More by Rifugium
4.3/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2013 18:13:22 | More by PorterLambic
2.68/5 rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
2/11/13. 750mL bottle - thanks, Jackson! How does this not have more ratings being bottled and all already? Deep brown pour, some ambers/reds under the light, mostly on the edges, under a nice, thick tan head that cuts to a murky ring but coats the glass almost completely in lace. Lightly sweet aroma that I suppose hints at marshmallow and chocolate (with honey) vaguely, but there’s a certain almost floral bitterness to the aroma that when combined with the light smokey tea definitely makes it smell like soap/shampoo/potpourri. The flavor, sadly, is much the same. There’s a definite sweetness with some chocolate, marshmallow, and honey, as well as malty beer aspects, but there is a lingering bit of a bitter potpourri aspect. I can’t place it 100%, but it definitely reminds me of soap/shampoo/candles in an overwhelming manner. The lingering mild oakiness isn’t helping the case and there’s also a touch of metal/peppers. I was ready to love this. I’m sad. :(
Serving type: growler
02-12-2013 05:08:07 | More by drowland
4.14/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle into a dfh glass
A black with a thick dense foamy tan head. Lots, no, tons of lacing.
S peanut butter, peanut powder, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate.
T heavy peanut powder beginning, the middle has a sweet vanilla and marshmallow middle, the end has a chocolate covered peanut end. The aftertaste is too short for such a delicious beer, but it has a vanilla, sweet caramel and peanut end.
M thick, rich, creamy, smooth carbonation
O amazing. Another hit from ccb. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 02:10:26 | More by Lare453
Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.