Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown AleCubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter. Barely any foam appeared. The beer was a dark brown in color. Towards the finish of the beer, it was more of a tinted light brown.

Aroma was basically pure coffee. I cannot describe anything else. The aroma is really up front. Maybe some notes of roasted malts.

Taste like espresso poured into beer! CCB does not keep this coffee presence to a moderate. Its there in your face. At the first sip of the beer there did seem to be something missing. The coffee was pretty much dominant. Could not really detect the malts from the brown ale. Eventually it came in as I became used to the coffee presence. Note to people who do not drink coffee: this might not be the beer to try. It's robust and almost complex in the coffee flavor. The beer has a light bodied mouthfeel.

Overall the beer is fantastic however the coffee seems to mask the flavor of brown ale. It's almost like iced black coffee. I love coffee but still want to taste the beer. A great beer for any coffee lover!

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Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,334 ratings.
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