Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing
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District of Columbia
4.11/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours black, thinnish, with a smattering of dark brown head which fizzles out to a ring almost immediately.
S: Dark melted chocolate and a bit of dark cherry, with pretty big but well integrated oak providing structure. Just a touch of roast in the background. Overall, very nice, like chocolate-covered cherries.
T: The roast is surprisingly prominent relative to the nose, but the dark velvety chocolate/cocoa and bright/slightly twangy cherries cut through and dominate. A bit of char, but barrel is basically absent. Wow, this is sweet. Like Southern Tier level, but a much thinner body.
M: Medium-light body—kind of thin but round and silky—and lightish carbonation. Alcohol is completely hidden, a nice feat at 15% (!?).
O: Flavors are nice, and the lightish body aids in drinkability. This is decidedly on the sweet side, probably best in digestif-sized portions for dessert, but which limits the overall drinkability. The barrel treatment is on the light side as well.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 01:29:25 | More by pmarlowe
Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.