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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:
#1,991
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
1,336
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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317
Gots:
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Photo of PostRockandCats
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can to a nonic.

L: Medium brown. Somewhat clear. No head; just a thin, khaki ring.

S: Medium roast Coffee beans (not dark; I have some old school Bustello here and that's WAY darker. But that's fine- it works well with the beer.) with some medium, nutty malt. A wee bit of hops at the end, but very little. Some pleasant light burnt notes at the tail end, as well. A nice amount of creamy vanilla throughout.

T: Nutty coffee with some burnt notes at the end. A little malty. Not at all hoppy. Just sweet enough to make for a balanced beer without being actively sweet. Nice bit of chocolate bitterness from the cacao nibs at the back with some fruity vanilla throughout. There's kind of an instant coffee taste in here.

F: Medium feel with a med-high carbonation.

O: Lovely. Wish it were year round.

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

Photo of NT99
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CraigTravor
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophead81
4.98/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Totally awesome. Tasted just like coffee.

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

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

Photo of JohnG190
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Creosote
4.82/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jayhunter357
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Ironstutz
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Can from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a deep ruby brown with minimal quickly disappearing head. Huge freshly ground coffee aromas dominate. Honestly thats all I can find in the aroma. Big coffee flavors with bits of caramel vanilla ans chocolate. Again huge coffee flavors dominate. Great beer flavored iced coffee.

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Photo of Drifter1
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of helios7
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mick303
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bucs1fan77
4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best I've had

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,336 ratings
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