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Life Is Like... - Cigar City Brewing

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

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world-class

514 Ratings
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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 745
Gots: 116 | 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:
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into small tasting glass. I am sharing with two other buddies. Date of review is 7/12/14.

Appearance- Almost jet black, but not quite. Dark brow head that disappears right away.

Smell- Cherry and vanilla blast off straight away. Just a hint of sweet chocolate is present too. Bourbon is detectable, but taking a backseat to the cherries.

Taste- Literally perfect in every way. Just like in the nose, cherries and vanilla take you away. Chocolate and bourbon are there, but not dominant.

Mouthfeel- Thick and luxurious to say the least. It's really quite hard to put into words how amazing this beer is. It's like I bit into a chocolate covered cherry.

Overall- Top three best beers I have ever had. I had it at DLD for the first time and have looked forward to this moment ever since.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle acquired from Mike not too long ago and split 3 ways. Poured into a Cigar City Snifter
Very excited to try this one as everything I have has from CCB barrel aged has been absolutely fantastic.

A - Dark as night with very little head that slowly faded and didn't come back after stirring the glass up. This one stains the glass and pours with a medium thickness

S - Bourbon on the nose with hints of chocolate covered cherries. This is a really natural smell unlike some of the other berry BA stouts out there and really smells quite wonderful. Bourbon dipped chocolate cherries.

T - Taste follows the nose here with loads of milk chocolate here followed by the cherries that taste extremely natural. The bourbon comes through at the end but is extremely well hidden for 15%. Really does taste like chocolate dipped cherries that were soaked in light bourbon

M - Mouthfeel here is fine with such little carbonation which makes it very easy to drink. Goes down smooth as hell and coats the mouth.

O - Definitely my latest WOW beer that made me rethink fruit BA stouts. This is on another level compared to the BC Variants

Will definitely be seeking this one out again.

drmcleod10, Jul 10, 2014
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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.