Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing
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4.71/5 rDev +24.6%
Served from 750 to snifter
A- nice heavy dark similar to imp stout. Nice golden brown head with light lacing
S- first waft was remnants of last evening's campfire. Very earthy followed by alcohol and sweetness.
T- starts off with some smokeyness followed by the earthy date and raisin flavors. The flavors combine really well and hit you at once. It takes a few moments to let the smoke clear and the flavors settle out. Initially dark chocolate with dates and raisins. There is a mellow coconut essence that follows. There is another hybrid flavor I cannot put my finger on but probably the tea and honey essence. Doesn't taste like your average honey. Aftertaste is mostly dark chocolate and dates. Still a little young and hot and could use some aging.
M- very smooth - just right IMHO. Not as thick as CCB imperials can get.
O- tasty braggot, could use some aging. Great nose and mouth feel. A little sweetness but mixed with the bitter dark choc flavors and smoke - pretty well rounded. Not to mention this is a Collaboration between CCB and B Nektar (give credit where credit is due - two fantastic breweries).
02-07-2013 02:35:04 | More by acrobatic
3.81/5 rDev +0.8%
Sampled at the Brew Pub - Tampa FL
Appearance - Slightly hazy brown colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.
Smell - Chocolate, malts, honey
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel mixed with malts and some honey. There is also some nice chocolate flavours and some raisins and an earthiness. It ends with a semi-sweet chocolatey aftertaste.
Overall - A really good beer that I'd be happy to drink again anytime. The brewery has some of this set aside in barrels being aged.. I'm sure the result will be amazing.
01-20-2013 01:03:19 | More by spinrsx
Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.