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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 732
Gots: 117 | 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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Ratings: 493 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
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TonyJ815

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-10-2013 17:10:38 | More by TonyJ815
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flipdog0

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-10-2013 12:56:22 | More by flipdog0
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ripweblo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-09-2013 21:52:12 | More by ripweblo
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POTABLE83

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-09-2013 13:41:02 | More by POTABLE83
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

09-09-2013 05:05:43 | More by Devi0us
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-08-2013 14:22:47 | More by jbuddle
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-08-2013 13:27:19 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-08-2013 08:57:34 | More by RedneckBeerz
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JReites

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -14.3%

Poured from a 750mL bottle to a snifter

A: Dark, black coloring with a light tan head that fades quickly into the beer. A nice lacing is noted along the glass after each sip.

S: Strong bourbon smell up front. Not much cherry smell picked up until the beer warms up, and even then it is very light.

T: When the beer is cold/cool there is bourbon up front with a nice chocolate flavor on the back end. Not much cherry initially. As the beer began to warm the cherry started to come out. As the cherry came out the chocolate seemed to die down some. Overall the beer was not too sweet, and the flavors differed as the temperature changed.

M: Not much carbonation noted. This seemed to have a much thinner mouthfeel than was expected. Overall, it was very easy to drink, just seemed a bit thin for the style.

O:Overall, this is a very drinkable barrel aged stout. The end product is very smooth and easy to drink. I felt somewhat underwhelmed with the flavor compared to GI cherry rye, but still an excellent beer and I am happy I was able to snag a bottle to try.

09-08-2013 02:54:09 | More by JReites
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-06-2013 13:27:42 | More by Auror
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-06-2013 01:00:34 | More by bsuedekum
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buddhabelly91

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-04-2013 12:45:13 | More by buddhabelly91
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Beechner719

Florida

4.66/5  rDev +2.9%

This is an amazing beer. Poured from the bottle into a 12oz snifter. Pours dark black with a nice tan head. Smells of cherries and bourbon. The taste is a perfect combination of both of them. The beer just sticks in your mouth and is awesome. It gets even better when it warms up to room temp. The cherries start to take over. I preferred it this way. I would wait until it warms up.

09-04-2013 01:46:04 | More by Beechner719
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Armando_Perez

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-03-2013 23:42:33 | More by Armando_Perez
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ghscott

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-03-2013 13:11:20 | More by ghscott
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Michigan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-02-2013 21:29:59 | More by Michigan
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TampacraftJMB

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-02-2013 21:16:18 | More by TampacraftJMB
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djtomain

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-02-2013 20:55:03 | More by djtomain
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-02-2013 19:56:29 | More by cfaulman
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

09-02-2013 02:15:57 | More by mwbrady12
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-01-2013 16:13:11 | More by ManLoveBeer
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.71/5  rDev +4%

Appearance: Poured a dark black with a finger of khaki brown head that dissipates slowly, nice chunky lacing on the glass.

Smell: Chocolate, cherry, lots of sweetness coming through, absolutely delicious nose, touch of bourbon and oak as well.

Taste: Silky smooth with chocolate first followed by some tart sweetness from the cherry, great balance, a bit of bourbon and heat from the alcohol

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth with great creaminess and drinkability for its size

Overall: Stellar beer here from CCB, one of the best stouts I've had in some time, if not ever

09-01-2013 16:03:09 | More by Mikecap
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Mposha

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-01-2013 09:28:41 | More by Mposha
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%

750ml bottle poured into Treehouse tulip.

A- Pours a pitch black, not a ton of head, still top, not much lacing- just some spots here and there.

S- Perfect balance of bourbon, cherries, slight bourbon that is integrated very well, fairly aromatic.

T- Rich cocoa nibs, cherries dipped in chocolate, slightly boozey bourbon adding a nice sweetness. Very nice balance with a very nice balanced flavor profile, fairly rich.

M- On the heavier side, very drinkable- scary so for 15%, possibly the smoothest 15% stout I've had, nice carbonation for the style.

O- For a 15% stout this beer is pretty much unbeatable. The flavor profiles blend very nicely and while it seems boozey it drinks incredibly easy for 15%. Similar to 110K #6 but without the bourbon, cherries instead of raspberries, and slightly richer with a bit more body to it. Definitely worth checking out.

09-01-2013 02:54:15 | More by jaasen64
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CLanda

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

08-29-2013 08:16:41 | More by CLanda
Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.