Cafe Con Leche Stout
Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #55
Ranked #1,382
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Apr 24, 2021
Jan 03, 2009
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Notes: Sweet, roasty and always invigorating, traditional Latin American cafe con leche coffee can be found nearly everywhere in our hometown of Tampa, Florida and serves as the inspiration for our Cafe Con Leche Sweet Stout. The beer is made with bold, strong coffee beans to emulate the most characterful Cuban espresso and lactose, a milk sugar that adds sweetness, body and flavors reminiscent of scalded milk. We’ve also added cacao nibs to further enhance the satisfying chocolate quality of the beer. Despite it’s assertive flavors and full body, our sweet stout is deceptively low in alcohol, making it the perfect accompaniment to a late-morning plate of eggs, bacon and tostadas.
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3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, minimal tan head. Aroma of roast malts, coffee, cocoa and lactose. The flavour has a slight fruitiness which makes it very drinkable, and has otherwise the same elements as the aroma. Not too sweet, moderate hops.

Apr 24, 2021
4.5 by jcb7472 from Florida on Jan 22, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Zythophile from District of Columbia

Bottle Date: 2018
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Super dark brown color, and minimal light at the edge. Very fine head with little lacing.

Sweet woodsiness and very dark coffee are the main scents. Maybe there are some prunes and figs, but the coffee just dominates everything.

There's a little more to compete with the coffee in the taste. Red bell pepper is one of the first tastes I get. Dark wood (like mahogany) and non-savory Brazil nut. The lactic element is there, but it takes some searching. It becomes more vegetative as it warms up, and that taste is akin to green coffee beans. Bitterness is less than suggested by the nose.

The aftertaste has the dark coffee returning, and it almost espresso strong. Weight is moderate for the type, and alcohol is minimal. Not a lot of carbonation.

May 10, 2020
4.24 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 23, 2020
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4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ShawnyBellJive

Yeah man another great breakfast/early morning/sunrise/3rd shift brew could drink this till the sun comes up bro

Nov 06, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Just a very very smooth and tasty brew. Everything works well that Cig City put into this beer.

Aug 04, 2019
4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 14, 2019
4.37 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Mar 29, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jglenn73 from New Jersey

Draft on nitro, a little bit too sweet but good nonetheless

Mar 15, 2019
4.09 by DaveCash from New York on Jan 20, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey


A: silky black/dark brown color with a solid tan nitro head

S: huge hit of coffee beans and milk. Milk chocolate and roasted malt behind that. More coffee to finish

T: follows the nose very close. Roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate and roasted malt upfront. A touch of sweet lactose on the middle of the tongue. Finish is dry and coffee

M: medium, silky nitro mouthfeel

O: awesome beer. Sweet and roasty with nice coffee flavors. Nice balance and easy to drink

Jan 12, 2019
3.93 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Dec 28, 2018
3.75 by archero from Texas on Dec 28, 2018
4.31 by JamesBondGA from Georgia on Dec 23, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by WickedBeer from Alabama


Dec 23, 2018
4.37 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Dec 13, 2018
4.29 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Dec 02, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lucular from Maryland

Had on nitro pour at Lures Bar & Grille. Looks great, nice dark pour with a pretty tan head. Smells awesome - roasted coffee, chocolate, dark malts, maybe some vanilla. Unfortunately the flavor and feel are kind of watery. The flavor is similar to the taste but severely lacking (although I do pick up some scalded milk as the description promised...yay). At 6% abv I didn't expect this to be so watery despite the nitro pour.

Nov 29, 2018
4.31 by robotic_being from Florida on Nov 25, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by npolachek from New York

L: Had this at Blind Tiger in NYC on tap. Dark pour with decent head.

S: Coffee, Malt, Cream.

T: Subtle taste of lactose and hops. Pretty mild.

F: Smooth with medium body,

O: Solid milk stout. Watch out with the drinkability especially if doing a large glass. This could put you over.

Nov 20, 2018
4.35 by DavidFLetts from Florida on Nov 08, 2018
4.23 by dsshuck from Delaware on Nov 06, 2018
4.03 by Dr_Fox from Utah on Nov 02, 2018
3.9 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey on Oct 19, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Jrosso from New Jersey

The smell and taste of coffee really comes through. You also get a slightly bitter finish as well as a chocolate flavor from the cocoa nibs. Fantastic beer

Sep 18, 2018
4.21 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Aug 05, 2018
4.06 by clake from Vermont on Jul 22, 2018
3.65 by Willmagz from Florida on Jul 20, 2018
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jul 19, 2018
4.35 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Jul 05, 2018
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 24, 2018
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Jun 01, 2018
4.05 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey on May 28, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a snifter glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of coffee, roasted malt, cream, hops, chocolate, and lactose.

T: Tasted of a tinge of hops (in the finish), a lot of cream (this really affects the consistency), a fair amount of chocolate, a bit of lactose, lots of roasted malt, and some coffee notes. Not quite as powerful as I would have thought, but the flavor has a subtle charm. Lots of chocolate and cream make this worthwhile.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a super smooth, if dry, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very solidly made milk stout, the kind that sneaks up on you. Drinkable.

May 02, 2018
4.29 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 23, 2018
4.15 by chossboss from Oregon on Apr 21, 2018
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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

On-tap at Hoptinger in downtown (Riverside) Jacksonville. Cool spot. As expected, a massive, frothy head. A delicious sweet milk stout! Has all the qualities you want, with lots of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Perfectly smooth and silky body/finish. Really happy I tried this, bc the weather certainly didn’t dictate drinking a stout. Replaced the early afternoon weekend coffee well.

Apr 14, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Dark beer with a quickly fading head. Left a few globs of lacing. Smells sweet and roasty with a ton of coffee. Tastes nice and sweet with coffee and lactose. This is a pretty great coffee milk stout.

Apr 11, 2018
4.46 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Apr 08, 2018
4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2018
Cafe Con Leche Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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