Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
#2,222
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,340
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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320
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Ratings: 1,340 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of South2NW
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a can from a friend in Florida. I'm a big coffee fan so I was looking forward to this one.
A - Pours black with a thick, light tan head. Lacing is massive on the glass sides.
S - Aroma is all.....coffee.
T - Great coffee flavor, and just when you'd expect some bitterness the vanilla and cacao kick in.
M - Carbonation is less than average. Flavor really sticks to your mouth.
O - I really like this beer. I don't normally have beer for breakfast, but this would be the one to have.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brew, nearly black; minimal head.

Lots of coffee on the nose.

Surprisingly nutty on the palate. Of course, there's plenty of coffee and caramel, as well. Quite a bit of toasted malt, as well as some char.

Very drinkable, lively and smooth.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh 12 oz can.
Poured with a large beige head.
Smooth medium body and medium carbonation.
Plenty of good coffee flavor but not too much, allowing roasted grain flavor to join in. Coffee does dominant the aroma.

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Photo of jonwiseman
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the finest examples of the style that I've ever tried. I expect nothing less from cigar city. Look is almost black. Smell is chocolate coffee. Taste is sweet mocha. Mouthfeel is light cream. Excellent porter

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Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaketaz
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my go-to coffee beers, prominent coffee flavor but still mellow and easy drinking. Though rare nationwide it's somewhat common on tap in Florida, where live and where Cigar City is headquartered. The closest point of comparison is maybe Stone's Coffee Milk Stout, but with a darker roast coffee. I like that it's heavily flavored but still lends itself to drinking a lot of it. I would probably take this over the regular or even the vanilla Maduro any day, being a coffeeholic. It's usually pretty affordably priced as well so no reason not to give it a try if you like dark flavored beers.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of meanmutt
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Marius
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at CBC 2016 - day 2. Dark brown with a small beige head. Chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Very nice.

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Photo of monty79_1997
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ericat78
3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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

Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,340 ratings