Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.59 | pDev: 6.97%
Feb 14, 2021
Apr 12, 2016
Notes: This beer is a double-barrel aged coffee coconut imperial stout and it is actually a blend of an imperial stout aged in Brandy barrels and an imperial porter aged in Bourbon barrels. The blend is then aged on Buddy Brew roasted coffee beans and toasted coconut before being packaged in 750ml bottles.
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Reviewed by RobMichel from Maryland

4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Nicely balanced, with all flavors (coffee, coconut, bourbon, & brandy) present but none overpowering the other. Mouthfeel is perhaps a bit light, but the nose and taste are terrific.
Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Popped a bottle of this at Jesse's wedding 2017. Pours black. Brown head, 1/4". Aroma drops all kinds of coconut, bourbon and coffee all over the place, just turn after turn of these.

Chocolate malt, bourbon, coffee and coconut continue to power through, delicious roasted malt tempering it all. Really finds the sweet spot if you will, in that it isn't sweet, it truly is balanced, and not in a people just say that about a triple ipa because that sounds good, I mean the roastiness, the bourbon, the chocolate, the coconut, vanilla it all comes out to really provide a beer being pushed and pulled just the right amount.

They pair an amazingly thick ass imperial stout base and then just blast it through both brandy and bourbon, the bourbon dominates barrel wise, but the brandy seems to lend to some nice warm smoothness counter balancing it all.

Hate to say it, but this is a world class stout and right up there with double barrel hunahpu. Phenomenal.
May 14, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by YvesB from Belgium

Jan 05, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Oct 21, 2017
Rated: 4.85 by Tyecko from Minnesota

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by whitenads from Michigan

May 15, 2017
Rated: 4.71 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2017
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Rated by Fox82791 from New York

4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
older bottle, coconut was totally gone
Apr 11, 2017
Rated: 4.62 by jcugafsu from Georgia

Apr 07, 2017
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a taster.

Aromas are sweet, caramel, dark fruits, a little cardboard, milk chocolate. On the tongue is sweet vanilla-bourbon, caramel, not much coconut, toffee, finishes roasty . Nice thick body with low carbonation.

Wish I got more coconut here. Nice body and good flavor, but was expecting less sweetness and more coconut.
Apr 06, 2017
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Reviewed by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice beer. Pours very dark....minimal mocha head. Subtle coconut in the aroma. Taste is similar...subtle coconut. Really expected and wanted more. Feel is average....not too thick, not too thin. Overall, good beer.
Mar 30, 2017
Rated: 4.83 by pcshotsauce33 from New Jersey

Mar 15, 2017
Rated: 4.69 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by browniewithnuts from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by vziznznzyz from North Carolina

Mar 01, 2017
Rated: 4.69 by Dizzydsmith from Georgia

Feb 27, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by siege06nd from Virginia

Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by billab914 from Virginia

Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 4.63 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Feb 11, 2017
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.26/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown and completely opaque. You can see how thick this is when you're pouring. Forms a thin tan head that fades fairly quickly, and has only a small amount of visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate and coconut, coffee and bourbon. Oak, caramel and vanilla, with some dry tannins. Sweet malt body with a moderate roasty character. This smells nice, but not the coconut bomb of Last Snow on the nose.

T: Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Sweet brandy. A modest amount of coconut – not a huge amount here either. Sweet malts with residual oaky brandy and coffee in the hang. Ultimately the chocolatey sweetness persists the longest.

M: A heavy body with a thick sticky mouthfeel. Glass-coating for sure. Low carbonation sensation and the alcohol presence is modest for the style.

O: This was a good beer. I didn't find myself as excited about it as much as some others. I don't get huge coconut, but there is a nice coffee-chocolate-bourbon-brandy balance, and a nice barrel presence. A solid offering for sure.
Feb 10, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by kidzord from Illinois

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 4.62 by Matagal from Brazil

Jan 18, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by DIPAFAN from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutSnob40 from California

4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
So much sweet coconut on the nose. It looks and smells amazing. A lot of coconut, vanilla, roasted notes. Taste is typical Cigar City stout. Some weird savory flavor. Almost like a roasted, hazelnut, some soy... it's good, but can't be outstanding with the soy notes.
Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by SimcoeKid from California

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by NHbeerguy from New Hampshire

Jan 12, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by mock_in from Illinois

Jan 05, 2017
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Reviewed by ragnar3 from Iowa

4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from the bottle into a taster. A nice blend of coffee and coconut and barrel, the coconut was on the milder side but was happy to find it was not overwhelming. Great mouthfeel that set it apart from other similar beers.
Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by rugbypsu from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2016
Rated: 4.85 by solo103 from Florida

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by BreweryRun from California

Dec 15, 2016
Decoherence from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 207 ratings