Decoherence
Cigar City Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12.9%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 6.93%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
206
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  131
Gots
  11
SCORE
100
World-Class
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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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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 206
Reviews by Jason_cs:
Photo of Jason_cs
4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark black. Has a prominent aroma of coconut, coffee, and bourbon. Tastes just as amazing as it smells. Has a great feel without being overwhelming. Overall one of the best, if not the best beer I have ever had. I wish I could have more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CaptCleveland
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

El Cat bottle, 3rd edition.

Black-brown, opaque elixir, thin brown rim, legs on the glass.

Right off the deep inhalation there's a lot going on here. Dark fruits, bourbon, oak, coconut, fudge flavors intertwine and tingle the senses.

A nice sip brings forth the dark fruits, dark chocolate, oak and bourbon. The lasting taste of brandy and coconut hover over a smooth. mild, blanket of roasted coffee.

Thick, chewy, fudge mouthfeel with the dark, jammy fruits lingering.

A well done double barreled brew that has many of the signature flavor notes that make CCB on of the best. Wish I had another bottle.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Popped this bottle at an epic Omaha, Nebraska bottle share. Poured into a teku. Everything about this beer was a highlight. Nothing negative to say. Shined in comparison to many other big boy BA Stouts. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Lapalou
4.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First try was from the bottle, but had a draft pour a few days ago at CCB. Pours dark and thick like most CCB stouts. Nose is sweet with chocolate and some nuttiness and sweet coconut. Thin tan lacing. Mouth is consistent with the CCB stouts, nice thick viscosity. Taste is sweet with booze from the brandy more predominate than the bourbon. Out of the bottle I felt the coconut was lacking, but recent pour on draft produced a nice coconut flavor on the backend. Not overwhelming or as big as some of the other coconut stouts, this is just a compliment. Same with the coffee. The beer is integrated really well, and has good balance. It's a little boozy and given that it should be consumed fresh to get the coconut, you can't really let the heat subside. Great beer, love that they kept the flavors in check and it drinks more like a BA beer than a dessert.

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Photo of danh53
4.77/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best looking barrel aged stout I've had, pitch black with the dark khaki head that lingers. Aroma is cocoa, coconut, brandy barrel, bourbon, and coffee. The highlight of this beer is the way the two barrels play off each other. Amazing barrel flavors with cranberry, dark cherry, apple, oak, and vanilla. I get an oily coconut cream throughout that adds sweetness and slick mouth feel. Coffee is in the background and that's a good thing. If this were coffee forward it might dominate the other adjuncts, but they got this one just right. Another home run for Cigar City.

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Photo of KidSalami
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rugbypsu
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh bottle drank on 12/1/2016

Look-deep dark brown, basically black, thick, medium lacing

Smell/Taste-evolves a ton as it warms, tons of sweet brandy, bourbon opens up, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, coconut, not much coffee, molasses....really great

Feel-creamy, not super thick and oily but really nice...a hint of booze, but crushable because of the great flavors

Overall-this is certainly not falling off as some ratings seem to be saying. Amazing beer and I want one to age. Well done CCB!

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Photo of lemmy187
4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BrianS52 BrianS52 BrianS52 BrianS52!!! What a pick! Sweet port and liquid goodness!!! BrianS52 BrianS52 BrianS52 BrianS52 BrianS52! What a mix, cigar city you did it again

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burgh1328
4.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of Mikaveli
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snig623
4.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I've had from CCB, very dark like used motor oil with no head. It has a very sweet fruity smell and tastes the same as it smells. Not really boozy, very enjoyable

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Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of monty79_1997
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mock_in
4.34/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of giediprime41
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an amazing beer!!!! Dark thick pour with minimal head, big thanks to BrianS52 on the hookup. One of the better coconut beers I've had and easily blows the Funky Buddha out of the water.

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Photo of ChrisTota
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Decoherence from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 206 ratings