Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by kpanter:
4.66/5 rDev +2.6%
A - dark in color with a light brown head which fades quickly
S - wonderful bourbon and chocolate aromas. as it warmed some, faint cherry smell came through some, but not as much as I'd hoped for
T - Starts out with big chocolate notes with bourbon mixing in as well. Not as much cherry as I would have liked initially. I let this warm for a bit, and yes! There it is! The cherry starts it off, and layers in so well with the chocolate and bourbon. A tad bit of heat here, and the bourbon does kick in towards the end. But this is simply delicious, and a wonderful dessert stout.
M - perfect. but what did you expect from these 2 brewers? It's not overly thick, which I rather like in this style of stout. It has a smooth velvet-like mouthfeel.
O - Phenomenal. Another homerun from CCB & Mikkeller, and truly a great dessert beer. Definitely let this warm up, as you get much more cherry flavor. Once it warmed, this beer really impresses with the layers of flavor on both the nose and mouth. I think the brewers hit the nail on the head for what they were going for on this one.
08-18-2013 01:13:14 | More by kpanter
More User Reviews:
4.99/5 rDev +9.9%
Bottle from Proof. Poured into a snifter. Pitch black and opaque. Deep brown head with same collar. Decent legs, and head was thick and yummy. Aroma is of sweet/dark cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, a smooth/woody bourbon. Taste is wonderful. Exact same as smell. Mouthfeel is viscous, fully coats my mouth, and is exactly what I want. Super fantastic beer. Dessert in a glass!
11-06-2013 01:38:56 | More by mverity
4.84/5 rDev +6.6%
Poured from bottle into small tasting glass. I am sharing with two other buddies. Date of review is 7/12/14.
Appearance- Almost jet black, but not quite. Dark brow head that disappears right away.
Smell- Cherry and vanilla blast off straight away. Just a hint of sweet chocolate is present too. Bourbon is detectable, but taking a backseat to the cherries.
Taste- Literally perfect in every way. Just like in the nose, cherries and vanilla take you away. Chocolate and bourbon are there, but not dominant.
Mouthfeel- Thick and luxurious to say the least. It's really quite hard to put into words how amazing this beer is. It's like I bit into a chocolate covered cherry.
Overall- Top three best beers I have ever had. I had it at DLD for the first time and have looked forward to this moment ever since.
07-12-2014 23:35:52 | More by frenchblood21
Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.