Da Un Beso A La Botella
Cigar City Brewing

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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Foreign / Export Stout
ABV:
10%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.64%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
202
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 03, 2021
Added:
Aug 08, 2014
Wants:
  45
Gots:
  37
SCORE
96
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Notes: Imperial Foreign-style Stout aged in Rum Barrels
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
From CCB El Cat bottle share 12-2021
Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Another review from October 2018 and the 2014 Catador Club. Once again, another solid offering.

Pours black. Thin light brown ring of head, 1/4". Not as impressive of appearance as caffe americano rum barrel did. Aroma is cool, solid blend of coffee, roasted malt, like tropical rum barrel influence.

Taste has me digging the heavy roasted malt and rum barrel interplay. This now makes 2 CCB rum barrel beers I like, much less on the same day, so they are the masters. Props for the export stout style, so many only going for the gigantic imperial stouts these days. Slightly lower carbonation on this one. Has some Russian Imperial Stout like ashiness, but largely the yeast, hop and roasted malt driven bitterness is largely fitting and melding with the other aspects of the beer. Good equal parts roasty, bitter and ashy. Small hit of a cola like note with a slice of papaya in it. Cool how you can simultaneously have ashy and oily going but it does.

At the end of the day, I liked the beer, didn't love it, but put some respect on it, its a subgenre stout style you don't see too often, and it works.
Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by WormGod from New York

Jul 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by Jason_cs from Florida

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Jul 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by Samact from Vermont

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by Eziel from Ohio

Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by billab914 from Virginia

Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Snow_Bird from Florida

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured very dark with no light passing through. Had a tan head that went away fast. Could smell dark fruit and something sweet. Tastes like how it smells, no sign of a barrel.
Mar 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I've had the pleasure of enjoying this one a few times now, and it's amazing. I'm finding that I like rum BA stouts almost as much as bourbon ones. And this is up there as one of the best.
Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.54 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Dec 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Nov 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by emottram from Massachusetts

Nov 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by BeerBucks from New York

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by mothman from Minnesota

Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Thank you to Daniel for sharing.

Dark brown viscous body with a thin beige head. Lovely aroma. Rum character cuts through in both the nose and flavor. Graceful, elegant, drinkable. I have to go home now.
Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a 7venth Sun goblet.

A: Very dark brown and opaque, with low visible carbonation and minimal head formation.

S: Rum and accompanying spices, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. Leathery and tannic, but sweet maltiness comes to the fore.

T: Rum and chocolate up front. Sweet sticky malts with a noticeable roast character. Vanilla. Some oak tannins dry this out some, but the sweet flavors from rum and malts dominate. There's a touch of moist tobacco near the end, and then more rum burn.

M: A thick sticky mouthfeel, especially for a beer described as an Export Stout. The alcohol burn seems restrained for a barrel-aged beer. Low carbonation sensation.

O: A good beer, but rum on top of a sweet stout just wast my favorite. I though it comes across as lacking something - a balancing bitter flavor, or a fruit presence, or something. But I feel like it was as good as it could have been within the concept of the beer and the flavors present.
Sep 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Sep 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by papajohn56 from Florida

Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Deltoro from Florida

Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Tertullian007 from Missouri

Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

May 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by MLDucky from Texas

May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.52 by joemochas from Florida

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 2.39 by ohiobeer29 from Ohio

Mar 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by sendbeer from Georgia

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by fredmugs from Indiana

Feb 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by claspada from New Jersey

Jan 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by kplooki from Illinois

Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by stella77artois from New York

Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.74 by Winston3737 from Michigan

Nov 08, 2015
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A good stout all around with an obvious wood and barrel presence, fruit and sugar on the front of the palate, then chocolate and roast on the end, finishing with a boozy rum tail.
Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Nov 07, 2015
Da Un Beso A La Botella from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 222 ratings