Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Porter | Cigar City Brewing

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4.21/5
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36 Ratings
Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Milk PorterWhiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
El Catador Club Exclusive.

So, what you’ve got here is a high gravity porter brewed with lactose and aged in whiskey barrels. It tastes like “free upgrade to first class on a ten hour flight” complimented by notes of “your boss telling you to take the rest of the day off”, while the finish is pure “brand new underwear that fits just right”. It’s good.


Added by mattreitz49 on 07-30-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
36
pDev:
6.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle. Black body with a big khaki head. Smells of strong whiskey, oak, and nuttiness. Tastes more approachable, but still dominated by whiskey. Oak and nutty malts. Some milk chocolate. Mostly whiskey. Not heavy or sweet, but boozy. Just a little bit of a twang. Not a beer I need to have again, but nothing wrong with it.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Featuring that stark CCB black body, the head is large, tall and foamy, of a dark tan color, and settles to a lumpy froth that clings in wispy arms. It takes quite a while to die off, which it does completely, except for a thin gold chain.

Smell is quite the surprise to me, in that it exudes dark--and not milk--chocolate, with plenty of whiskey and maple-esque oak, as well as a touch of peppered nuts.

Taste immediately brings on that distinct sting of sweet peppery whiskey, followed by a smooth dark chocolate and raisin with hints of maple, coconut and Vanilla Coke. A waxy oak comes out in the swallow, and then, as it warms, a kind of nutty milkiness actually does arise. However, letting it come to room temp is ill-advised in this rare case, as it becomes too similar to a rum cocktail than the beer it starts off as when chilled.

The medium-thin body is silky smooth, and delicately cut by a crisp, crinkly fizz that leads to a dry finish.

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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pours see through brown with a half finger of khaki head. Looks black in the glass
S: chocolate and whiskey jump out first with some black licorice present too
T: nice sweet chocolate and whiskey barrel. Sharp flavors vs rich and smooth
F: medium thickness, smooth but with lots of carbonation.

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Photo of qcghost
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the brewery back in Dec 2017. One of the best Imperial Porter/Stout type beers I've tried. ABV was listed as 11.8% which was hidden very well by the combination of vanilla/caramel sweetness and roasted malts.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Bottling date of 07/18/2017 etched on the neck of the label. Poured into an El Catador snifter. The nose is dark chocolate and whiskey from the barrels. The mouthfeel is on the medium-fuller side, smooth, creamy, and perfect amount of carbonation. Not overly sweet, not overly boozy, nice barrel character, just a solid barrel-aged imperial milk stout all around. Really good fresh, I'll hold on to my second bottle for a few years to see how it develops in the bottle.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Porter from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 36 ratings