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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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Life Is Like...Life Is Like...

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449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 673
Gots: 120 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries & cacao nibs & aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: MatthewPlus on 08-15-2013)
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into Treehouse tulip.

A- Pours a pitch black, not a ton of head, still top, not much lacing- just some spots here and there.

S- Perfect balance of bourbon, cherries, slight bourbon that is integrated very well, fairly aromatic.

T- Rich cocoa nibs, cherries dipped in chocolate, slightly boozey bourbon adding a nice sweetness. Very nice balance with a very nice balanced flavor profile, fairly rich.

M- On the heavier side, very drinkable- scary so for 15%, possibly the smoothest 15% stout I've had, nice carbonation for the style.

O- For a 15% stout this beer is pretty much unbeatable. The flavor profiles blend very nicely and while it seems boozey it drinks incredibly easy for 15%. Similar to 110K #6 but without the bourbon, cherries instead of raspberries, and slightly richer with a bit more body to it. Definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 02:54:15 | More by jaasen64
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A: Pours black, thinnish, with a smattering of dark brown head which fizzles out to a ring almost immediately.

S: Dark melted chocolate and a bit of dark cherry, with pretty big but well integrated oak providing structure. Just a touch of roast in the background. Overall, very nice, like chocolate-covered cherries.

T: The roast is surprisingly prominent relative to the nose, but the dark velvety chocolate/cocoa and bright/slightly twangy cherries cut through and dominate. A bit of char, but barrel is basically absent. Wow, this is sweet. Like Southern Tier level, but a much thinner body.

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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.