Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Cubano-Style Espresso Brown AleCubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale
BA SCORE
88.7%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 1,335 ratings
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:
#1,924
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
1,335
Liked:
1,184
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
9.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
321
Gots:
209
Trade:
14
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,335 |  Reviews: 307
Photo of jaydoc
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jbwimer
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Chad threw this in as an extra. Hadn't heard of it, but always looking for the opportunity to try Cigar City beers.

A- 12 oz. bottle poured into a Bell's snifter. Half a finger of beige head disappears quickly leaving a ring around the glass. A very dark brown color with not much light getting through. Doesn't leave much lacing.

S- Really digging the nose on this beer. Not as espresso-forward as I had anticipated, but the coffee notes are certainly there. I was at a coffee roaster the other week and smelled a dulce de leche coffee bean. I'm reminded of it when I smell this beer. In addition, there is unmistakeable toffee and vanilla. The nose is so smooth. Very dessert-like.

T- Almost as good as the nose. I get a lot of the same notes as in the aroma, they just aren't as strong here. Wish there was more coffee. Caramel, toffee, and vanilla dominate initially, with the espresso coming through more so in the aftertaste. Can't read when this was bottled. Can't imagine it was too long ago seeing as all the other beers I received were fresh. Still quite enjoyable!

M- Mouthfeel is heavier than I expected. Especially for a brown ale sitting at 5.5%. It's no RIS, of course. But it's still medium bodied with light carbonation. Feels good sipping on this beer. And I sip because the flavors are really nice.

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Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Espresso, coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, roast, milk chocolate

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of MacQ32
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a mahogany brown light black coffee color with nearly a finger of chocolate color head,detentions a little weak as the head quickly dissipates leaving only a thin outer ring. Lacing is OK.

S - Just tons of roasty coffee beans, some sweet chocolate and almost vanilla type aromas

T - initial flavor is a little little underwhelming, mostly just over carbonation and some chocolate. towards the finish and through the aftertaste theres a really nice roasty chocolate/vanilla and espresso flavor.

M - lightish bodied. A bit too much carb

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 88.7% out of 100 with 1,335 ratings
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