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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 755
Gots: 114 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries & cacao nibs & aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: MatthewPlus on 08-15-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

spycow, Jan 01, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

djrn2, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

nmann08, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Texasfan549, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kjkinsey, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

ygtbsm94, Feb 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kylehay2004, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Knapp85, Apr 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

SocalKicks, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

nickfl, Oct 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

oline73, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

mendvicdog, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MarkyMOD, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

InspectorBob, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

drewone, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

imperialking, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

yourefragile, Apr 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

orangesol, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

duceswild, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Gonzoillini, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.