Brewer's Brunch Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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5/5 rDev +20.5%
The best stout I've had. The color was perfect...dark not to thick and a great brown head. Aroma is exactly how it is described on the side....chocolate milk, coffee and toast. The taste is just that as well. Fantastic...feel is what you would want in a stout...just then perfect balance between heavier than a lager and lighter than an imperial. CCB continues to impress!
08-18-2013 19:10:38 | More by cardsfan
4.91/5 rDev +18.3%
I've had this beer a few times now... first on tap at the CCB Brew Pub. That prompted me to buy a full case on the spot. It was THAT DAMN GOOD.
My favorite beer of all time is fresh KBS. Not much compares. My next favorite... Hunahpu's Imperial Stout (regular... haven't tried the variants yet).
This one ranks right up there with those two, ahead of Pliny the Elder in my top 4.
This is a creamier, more coffee forward beer than KBS. More milk chocolate. KBS has the barrel aged card in its corner, but this one, with its modest ABV of 6.8% really does hold its own.
If I had two beers sitting in front of me and I had to choose... KBS would win... but CCB Brewer's Brunch would absolutely make me hesitate... and that says a lot considering this is the brew pub's FIRST bottled beer. Tim really know's what he's doing.
07-23-2013 00:10:47 | More by velcrogrip
4.69/5 rDev +13%
2013 bottle, courtesy of velcrogrip; much thanks! Served in a Bell's snifter.
Appearance: No light getting through this one. A 1/2 finger of mocha head shortly fades to the perimeter. There's good carbonation coming from the bottom up to the head.
Smell: Coffee, rich chocolate(this almost smells like hershey's syrup!), caramel. You could call this mocha, I suppose. There's a nice roasted malt presence as well. This is pretty complex, but it all comes together nicely.
Taste: Follows the nose, just as I'd hoped it would. This tastes like a mochaccino. Begins sweet, with chocolate, followed by caramel and bitterness from the coffee. The end is bittersweet, with the chocolate fading out of the profile while the caramel and coffee bitterness linger. There is some semi-sweet chocolate remaining underneath as the drink finishes, as well. Very drinkable, not much to dislike here.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, and nowhere near thin. Just a perfect consistency for this brew, and the way it drinks.
Overall: This is a stout that's meant to be amazing to drink fresh, and that's exactly what it is. There's just a great balance of bitter playing against sweet here, and paired with the mouthfeel; this is such an easy drinking beer. After getting a whiff of how good this smells, the taste lived up to the nose in every way. Outstanding, indeed.
08-14-2013 04:07:36 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
4.55/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter.
A: Classic Cigar City stout. Pours black with next to no light penetrating this bad boy. Produced a pinky width khaki head with a nice amount of lacing lingering down the glass.
S: I immediately noticed the strong coffee aroma. I get hints of chocolate and something I'm going to call toasty cereal.
T: On first sip I am met with a similar experience as the smell. Strong coffee with hints of chocolate and some bready notes. A very nice first sip. As she warms I found the coffee died down just a tad giving way to a bit more of a light chocolate flavor and a nice toasted bread flavor(bread is the only word coming to mind but its not quite the word I want).
M: A nice medium body met with a mild amount of carbonation makes for an enjoyable brew.
O: On my list of beers to obtain more of. At 6.8% I am really impressed with this one. As far as coffee stouts go this is my current favorite. On a side note: As the Cigar City Brewpubs first bottled beer to my knowledge it's a great way to start out. Good job guys.
07-22-2013 22:40:12 | More by Tone2467
Brewer's Brunch Stout from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.