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Cigar City / J. Wakefield - Going Going Back Back To Tampa Tampa | Cigar City Brewing

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4.42/5
Outstanding
8 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aromas of coconut macaroons and Arabica coffee dominate the nose of this Imperial Stout. The palate delivers strong fudge, raisin pudding and toasted coconut quality balanced by a soft bitterness and an assertive bourbon flavor. A light roastiness and moderate carbonation help accentuate both the bourbon barrel quality and the base beer's complexity.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
6.56%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Sabtos
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark black with a short mocha blanket settling to a thin ring leaving some sporadic spots of lace.

Aroma contains more of the coconut than taste, but it melds very well with the barrel and turns into a vanilla frosting smell with notes of dark chocolate fudge.

Taste is delectable. Baked gooey brownie with charred edges and hints of luscious coconut. This all somehow remains mature and complex with plenty of vanilla barrel character.

The full, viscous body has a delicate but lifting, fulfilling carbonation that swallows semi-dry with a light sting. It's unbelievably brownie and fudge-forward even on the exhale.

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Photo of cd34
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amguerra305
4.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours thick and pitch black with bare but a hint of head that almost leaves no trace of its existence behind. The nose on this beer is outrageous! It smells almost like a vanilla ba stout as the notes of the coconut and barrel produce a strong vanilla like sweet smell. Little bit of chocolate on the back end of the nose. Although the taste is great it falls just short of what the nose hinted was there. A little sweet on the front end with a nice chocolate back bone. Much more chocolate at the beginning with the coconut sweetness building as it warms. Very poignant bourbon flavor as well. The body on this beer is spot on; thick chewy sticky stout. This is a divine stout!

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Photo of user785335
3.79/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cigar City / J. Wakefield - Going Going Back Back To Tampa Tampa from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 8 ratings