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Cafe Con Leche Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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Cafe Con Leche StoutCafe Con Leche Stout

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tpd975 on 01-03-2009

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to tpd975 for hooking me up with this special treat, you rock brotha!

12 oz. hand bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours an onyx black with a full two finger brown colored head that dies down to a thin layer of foam. Some spotty chunks of lacing stick to the sides of the glass as well. Smell is freshly roasted coffee beans, strong espresso, and a dash of lactose. Some chocolate and caramel malts in the nose as well. But really, the aroma is ALL about the coffee and boy is it. Taste starts off with bold and bitter roasted coffee, smokey grains, and dark chocolate. The big coffee flavor calms down slightly midway and towards the end with some brown sugars and lactose flavors. But once again, the flavors are really all about the insane espresso/coffee. Medium body with a slightly dry feel in the mouth and a soft carbonation. This is just an all out coffee beer from start to finish. So far I've had two beers from these guys and they're flat out awesome, looking forward to the last that Greg sent me; Say Sun, son! Thanks again man!!

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at CCB in a 12oz snifter. I noticed that this site has the ABV listed at 6% but it is definitely 8%, which is why it was served in a smaller glass.

I'm going to be rating this high but should probably go even higher. This brew looked great in color and head. It smelled great but I have seen a few better, but not many. I was creamy, thick,and perfectly balanced. I didn't want to leave but had to fly home. If you like a stout that has some kick and isn't watery, this is one that shouldn't be missed.

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4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On nitro tap at Tall Paul's (FL).

Pours essentially black with a very creamy tan head that has excellent retention and a full coat of lacing on the glass - perfect.

Smell: coffee with faint roasted malt and chocolate.

Taste: Dark roasted grains under cafe con leche, as one might expect from the name. A bit too sweet.

Feel: very smooth; medium-light body.

Overall: recommended for fans of sweetened cafe con leche.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of 6 samples at the tasting room 1/29/14

This beer is black, like oil but not as heavy and viscous though certainly thick, rich and robust in appearance. It's nitro creamy, the silky tan head leaving a broken sheet of lace almost all the way down the glass. It's a real beauty, with a balance between thick, rich and strong against soft and creamy; it looks like it works to me.
Café con leche to perfection; this beer really is like drinking coffee with milk in it. It's not like average, pretty good or good coffee, either. This smells and tastes like high-grade, premium stuff like I could barely get from kopi. Somehow this beer is brewed so that the ingredients used and how they're brewed give so much flavor, and the roast managed so well to at once serve to remind me this is beer while adding to the fresh coffee effect. This is fresh just-ground premium dark roast with a little milky sweetness and so much creamy flavor that I swear there must be half-and-half in it. It's beautiful, it's silky, it's roasty, it's a little nutty, it's just barely smoky, it's smooth as anything, and it's one of the most delicious stout of any kind I've ever had the pleasure of drinking.
The body is full but leans the direction of medium without losing anything. The roast adds a dryness that contrasts with the otherwise silky smoothness of the nitro. It's not a perfectly smooth flow on the tongue, but it's fantastic nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Cafe Con Leche Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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