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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%


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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shand

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-08-2013 17:29:30 | More by shand
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-20-2014 01:00:49 | More by nmann08
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice brew, a good depth to it for a sweet stout.

Pours a jet black with a tan head and no lacing. Pretty solid look. The smell starts off with a heavy whisp bourbon and barrel, but then another sniff opens up to the cocoa, a nice unexpected smokiness, roast, vanilla, and malt.

The taste follows suit with notes of sweet espresso, lactose sugar, acrid cherry, cocoa, a bit of oak, and again a slight smokiness. Nice refined balance to it all....feel is decent but sort of thin mouthfeel, less burn than I expected.

A good but not great beer, it's not super notable but very solid.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 00:56:49 | More by Dreadnaught33
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sarge27

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-19-2014 08:07:55 | More by sarge27
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-19-2014 07:40:38 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-16-2014 02:52:32 | More by funkyaudio
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Gunch52

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-14-2014 20:21:43 | More by Gunch52
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-13-2014 04:48:29 | More by mvdillman
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jburns301

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-13-2014 03:07:31 | More by jburns301
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fourbetter for this bottle, rec'd in a meth-style furtive hand-off in a cold Wells Fargo parking lot. 750ML bottle that makes me a bit perky just looking at it.

Poured expertly by my little one, this is La Brea Tar Pits black. Little if any evident carbonation. Nose is big Belgian chocolate, vanilla & bourbon, sweet malts. Don't pick up any of the cherries, but I'm sure they're only a taste away.

If Like is Like a Cigar City stout, sign me up for a couple more go-rounds, & I'll skip my snail & cow phases. Nothing comes to the fore: I can taste everything & it's all in beautiful balance, a word I normally despite. The bourbon barrels are luscious, drying, lending vanilla & an alcohol sucker punch. Sweet malts lend the beer that trademark CC stout thickness, like 7% of the liquid stays behind from each sip to coat everything it touches (are my teeth black?). Chocolate in the nose is less distinct in the taste, but twined with a stronger cherry zing. A beer where the lack of bubbles doesn't hurt it at all: I could drink this out of a fishbowl. Please?

I expected this to be excellent & I am not disappoint. This kicks very shapely ass, & it's within a gentle lick of being a top-shelf brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:51:06 | More by maximum12
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California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Georgia

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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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North Carolina

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.