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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 44
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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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. :(

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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.

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4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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).

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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.