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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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570 Ratings
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 783
Gots: 107 | FT: 8
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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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

Photo of jaymo18
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Stunning. As good as it gets.

Amazing complexity and structure. Perfect balance between cherry, chocolate, and bourbon as it moves across your mouth. No artificial sweetness and not syrupy at all. Finish is dry baker's chocolate.

Easily the best milk / sweet stout that I have ever had.

Photo of Sarge3130
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best adjunct stouts ever made. Period. Better than cherry rye.

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Out of a CCB snifter. This is truly an awesome brew. Sooooo chocolately, not overly sweet or syrupy. Boubon nose is just about perfect. Cherry blended in well, unlike BC Cherry Rye cherry cough syrup. Drink it with some chocolate because they pair rather well.

Photo of pk18
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freemanj
4.13/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SurlyUtopia
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thebrewracho
3.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Too sweet

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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.