Barrel-Aged Sugarcoat | Cigar City Brewing

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4.22/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with malted milk powder and cacao.

Added by superspak on 04-08-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
pDev:
3.55%
 
 
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of ThickNStout
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottled acquired through the El Catador Club. Bottled 4/27/18. Served in a Cigar City teku. Enjoyed 1/13/19.

Pours black with a frothy tall cap of khaki head. The bubbles recede, leaving little more than a thin, broken belt around the edges and a couple small dashes of lace.

Smells of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, earthy wet wood and some malted milk.

Flavors are sweet with a kiss of booze. Dark chocolate cupcakes, bourbon glaze, burnt marshmallows, malted milk balls, caramel, coffee, wet wood and a warming alcohol presence.

Smooth fullish feel with moderate carbonation. The aftertaste is like bourbon-drenched malted milk balls.

Cigar City continues to validate my El Catador membership. Sugarcoat is another decadent dessert stout, this time drawing inspiration from Whoppers. I could see where the sweetness might be too much for some but I think it works well, delivering the right notes to hit their theme.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zraly
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle #4 El Catador. Jet black with a mocha head. Nose of charred barrel and candy bar wrappers. A big ol', boozy chocolate bomb with some molasses, vanilla bean, and the tang from really dark chocolate in the finish. Body is medium-full -- and given the flavors I could stand this to be a touch fuller -- but it's a tasty good time. This thing is probably out of the park in another six to twelve months.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soneast
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Last 750ML bottle from Edition #8 of the El Cat club that I’ve poured into my trim, lean, muscled body. I have a spare, after all. Body or bottle? Guess.

The skin of this beer is black metallic; it’s the color of your skin. Those nose is sweet fudge & sharp roast. With booze. Because what is beer without booze? Moose Drool, basically.

Sugarcoat is almost as nice as a touch-is-OK lap dance. Or so I hear. I don’t really know what that means. Or what most words mean, for that matter. The cocoa here is lovely, like licking a piece of chocolate chalk, that same intensity & consistency. Backing bourbon, knifey tannins, more Swiss chocolate…& nothing more. Who cares? Do you criticize Asia Carrera for only being hot? No. She’s Mensa level genius, did you know that? I could drink a lot of this.

So simple. Chocolate + barrel + what is obviously a kick-ass big base stout. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Viscous black with a puffy burnt tan foam that settles to a creamy thin collar.

Smell is syrupy charred dark oak and dark chocolate with burnt brown sugar, deep sticky vanilla and coffee.

Taste is milk chocolate malt balls--might as well come out and say WHOPPERS--with toasted brown sugar, marzipan, nougat, and raisiny oak. That little burnt char helps add a marshmallow aftertaste, until some hot liquor that's closer to brandy comes rushing in at the last second.

The slick, sticky medium body has a sharp, thin carbonation and a semi-dry tingly finish.

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Photo of grover37
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgator3
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into an El Catador snifter. Bottling date of 04/27/18 etched on the neck of the bottle. This is the 4th release of the 8th edition of El Catador Club.

The nose is sweet cocoa, roasted malts, vanilla and bourbon from the barrel. The taste has a lingering sweetness that starts out immediately and lingers well into the finish. The finish features a lot of warmth from the high ABV and some oak/bourbon notes from the barrel. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Overall, a really solid brew fresh that should improve with age.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of louisk319
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grackos
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sweet bourbon taste with very little lactose. Excellent.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Barrel-Aged Sugarcoat from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 20 ratings