Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing
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4.21/5 rDev -7.1%
Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.
Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, slight dark fruit, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice balance between the base beer and the barrel aged aspect.
10-28-2013 16:13:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.04/5 rDev -10.8%
Thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with who cares.
A - Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tall khaki colored head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of strong bourbon and intense caramel malt sweetness. Cherry, chocolate and vanilla creep in as it warms up. A nice mix, maybe a touch too sweet.
T - Starts off just like the nose with the intense malt sweetness and the strong bourbon burn. Once they die down a bit of the vanilla and chocolate come in with some light hints of cherry coming in toward the end of each sip. Finish is pretty sweet with some mild heat, lingering on the palate long after the finish. I was expecting more cherry in this one, just tastes like a normal bourbon barrel stout.
M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel for the most part, goes a touch watery toward the end. Not overly thick like most in the style, that said I think it needs a little more body to help it hold up all those bold flavors.
O - A nice enough stout. It has all of the flavors I look for in a bourbon barrel stout but I was expecting more cherry than I actually got. It just ended up being a regular bourbon barrel stout for the most part which is fine but not really want they were going for with this.
08-28-2013 03:27:14 | More by orangesol
4.43/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle opened on 11.20.13
A - Pours a very dark brown with a thin dark brown head that moves to the edges quickly.
S - Bourbon, chocolate, cherry.
T - Nice bourbon, then sweet chocolate covered cherries, very nice.
D - Heavy body with low carbonation.
O - Sweet chocolate covered cherries surrounded with bourbon. Very good beer.
12-29-2013 05:31:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.