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:
#3,853
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,355
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
216
Trade:
13
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Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Disappointed in this one, mostly being that the mouth-feel was very thin.

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Photo of sposter4
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. One of the best brown ales I've had. Nose comes in heavy with espresso and vanilla. Taste is rick ,black cold brew coffee with a shot of chocolate and vanilla added. Lighter body makes it very drinkable. Great beer

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Photo of bigdog3838
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of Big_V
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | 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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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,355 ratings