Cafe Con Leche Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tpd975 on 01-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,050
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
350
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Ratings: 350 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrosso
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of lemmy187
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clake
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Willmagz
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dshansen1184
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kkmiller76
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has fresh roasted coffee beans and toasted malt, really well balanced. Taste follows with a good balanced between roasty coffee bitterness and background malt sweetness. Medium body and carbonation, really easy drinking.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into Teku glass

One finger frothy brown foam cap settles to dense islands of brown foam, some lacings

Aroma of roast coffee, cocoa nibs, roast malts, whiff of sweetness

Coffee taste, bit of the chocolate , don't pick up much of the milk sugar sweetness

Roast espresso taste lingers on the tongue, medium mouthfeel, medium sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pitch black, one finger mocha head. Nice lacing all along

S - Very nice espresso smell, some cocoa, clean and efficient smell

T - Follow the smell with some mineral character, some Tobacco. Very balanced. Nothing comes over another thing. Quite drinkable. The lactose gives a velvety character

M - Velvety but sharply carbonated

O - Very drinkable, never cloying, this stout delivers the perfect amounts of depth to a great sessionable ale

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draft at The Vine on March 17, 2018. Milk stout infused with Cuban Espresso. Smell is coffee. Taste is coffee, condensed milk and light vanilla. Feel is full in body with a silky finish.

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Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle liberated during our raid on Tamp two weeks ago. We brought along an entire empty suitcase for beer. It was good. Split with my coffee-addicted wife.

Black. Seriously, why do we play this “appearance” game? Nose bring roast, full stop. Underwhelming.

Café con Leche does indeed taste like a coffee drink that’s been Starbucked to death (& probably cost $9.49). Enough lactose to qualify for breast milk runs screaming all the way through, from first impression to the finish. Roast is far more subtle, milky milk chocolate even more so. Just a hint of hazelnut. Creamy creamy. This is vanishing faster than the aforementioned breast milk does.

This doesn’t plow virgin ground, but it’s a damn good beer.

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