Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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4.11/5
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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown AleCubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This rich brown ale is redolent with Cuban-style roasted espresso beans, sweet caramel and toffee and hints of dry nuttiness. Cuban Espresso is a popular drink in the Cigar City of Tampa owing to its many Sicilian and Cuban immigrants. The beans for Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale are roasted locally by Mazzaro's Italian Market and Deli in St. Petersburg to our exact specifications.

25 IBU

Added by tpd975 on 05-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,856
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,355
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
216
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 1,355 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmashAdams
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fabulous. I thought Founders Breakfast Stout was my favorite coffee beer but this is better. The coffee smell is rich and deep with inviting hints of sweet chocolate and vanilla. The taste is full and delicious. So much out out of a 5.5 abv. yb

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Photo of bhawk1
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 09/10/18

I’ll try almost anything from CC but especially when it has espresso-roast coffee in it! Love that it retains a lot of brown ale character. Has that sweeter, maltier flavor and body with a huge addition of strong dark coffee. Great finish and feel. Superb!

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Photo of DruC4
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fear4Beer
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

I've just had too many good beers. This one unfortunately falls into the forgettable category. The factor that destroys this beer is how watered down it is. It just ruins it. It tastes like a really good coffee but someone watered it down a TON.

I'll be optimistic. Since most coffee stouts are too heavy to be drank in hot weather this could fill that coffee niche. Don't drink this beer too cold either. If you drink it too cold it makes it taste even lighter.

This is a beer that a lot of people reviewing have simply wrong. The global review rating is much too high. Disappointed in some of you reviewers. This isn't an "exceptional" brew for either Brown Ale styles or even coffee stout like styles. Just forgettable and I'm probably the most fair reviewer you are going to see on this website.

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Photo of Satsuma
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow - they nailed the coffee stout here, smooth & flavorful

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Almost seven month old can gifted by @oach. Poured into Cigar City spiegelau. Big foamy head that dissipated quickly, no lacing, dark brown. Smell is straight up espresso bean and chocolate. Tate is roast coffee and malt, strong chocolate presence, mild vanilla. Minimal alcohol presence, great flavor, easy drinker. Super tasting at this age makes me wonder how strong it is fresh.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at CC.

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Photo of wjbent
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoPeL
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

About as good as a brown ale can get! Chilies on the nose and in the flavor, no heat. Rich dark chocolate, roasted cocoa, molasses, and definitely some hot smelling chillies. Flavor is super roasty malts, cocoa, and chili. Body is a little lighter than I'd like to make this complete

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Photo of BeerBeast
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,355 ratings