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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

504 Ratings
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 741
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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3.88/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

JReites, Sep 08, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

Beechner719, Sep 04, 2013
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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.