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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 713
Gots: 115 | 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:
Imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries & cacao nibs & aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: MatthewPlus on 08-15-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 16:13:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -17%

09-21-2013 23:10:29 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -17%

04-20-2014 01:00:49 | More by nmann08
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -17%

02-20-2014 20:09:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-02-2014 01:27:36 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

01-02-2014 01:37:51 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6%

01-01-2014 21:00:32 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6%

04-27-2014 00:49:55 | More by Knapp85
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SocalKicks

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

10-25-2013 04:37:27 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-18-2014 12:56:58 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -11.5%

07-18-2014 14:46:49 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

08-21-2013 00:05:09 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.5%

11-15-2013 17:59:29 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-07-2014 07:17:05 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

04-06-2014 01:44:23 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -17%

10-27-2013 02:02:08 | More by zestar
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 03:27:14 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-10-2013 14:07:59 | More by InspectorBob
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-21-2014 16:37:52 | More by duceswild
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-27-2013 06:54:01 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

10-16-2013 00:25:46 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

03-21-2014 14:57:01 | More by mdaschaf
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

11-05-2013 01:39:50 | More by Zaphog
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6%

10-28-2013 14:32:21 | More by drummermattie02
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 05:31:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
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