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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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583 Ratings
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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 779
Gots: 105 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: MatthewPlus on 08-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries & cacao nibs & aged in bourbon barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 583 | Reviews: 54
Photo of Chris-1911
4.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.87/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Kind of disappointed. Got olive juice and briney notes out of this. Not sure on how it was stored, so would like to try another to see if it lives up to the hype on the second go-round

Photo of LehighAce06
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of aasher
4.16/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leaversuch
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Drift
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A very awesome stout. Tastes like Chocolate Covered Caramel Cherries. Its the best way to describe it for me. I had very little hope at first with this beer, but it is def an awesome stout.

Mild Carb. It pours our like motor oil, thick and lucious. I can only say I wish I had more of this tasty brew.

The color is pretty dark and a light brown head.

Photo of Beermonter
4.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SCanthony
4.96/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of matt23j
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrankHammer
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of d5001986
4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into Darkness Goblet.
Enjoyed for my 29th birthday.

Pours a rich inky black with small mocha head. I don't get a lot on the nose, booze and a little cherry. Flavor is very rich but balanced. Smokey and chocolatey, with the cherry and bourbon on the more subtle side. This is a 'sweet' stout, but it's not disgustingly sweet as many tend to be. I'm actually amazed at how this drinks, it goes down far too easy for a 15% abv. Body is heavy and a little sticky, about as smooth as a beer can get. Overall meets the hype and a privelage to enjoy.

Photo of Dactrius
4.2/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dolfan907
4.88/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4.81/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of illinikap
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Suds_Suds
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow.. a delicious chocolaty mouth-feel; the tartness of the cherry cuts the sweetness ever so perfectly for the finish. I want more with every sip.

Photo of MyakkaRiver
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chart813
4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.