Kopi Con Leche Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 12-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, essentially black with a great two finger head of thick tan sticky foam. Awesome side glass presentation as well. This was one seriously good looking brew.

coffee, sweet cappucino like aroma with lots of sugar in it and very full. I really had a hard time believing this was a beer and not just a thick coffee looking liquid. lots of vanilla and sweet notes as well. Huge full flavor of creamy and sugary roasted coffee. No hint of anything else. For the style this was literally perfect.

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Photo of ditmier
4.55/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Handbottle via Ibrew2or3 - just an amazing gesture, Dave knew we had an upcoming Stout tasting and shipped this along with other brews as well, too generous, I gotta rate it...Pours dark as night with a small dk brown head..aroma is like a buffet, coffee and cocoa, marshmallow, charred wood...flavour is rich unctuous coffee, dark cocoa, tootsie roll (thanks toby), vanilla and caramel...smells so good you don’t really want to drink it, but you do, and then your glass is empty and you want to break shit because there is none left and you don’t live in Tampa and you don’t really know how lash out without attracting too much attention...yeah, that...

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From my backlog:

On-tap at CCB.

A - It pours quite black with a cappuccino-hued head and is visibly less viscous than other CCB stouts. Still, as I swirl it in the glass, it has 'legs'.

S - The nose is purely decadent coffee, roasted to absolute perfection, replete with generous amounts of bittersweet cocoa and caramelized sugar.

T - The flavor is unbelievably delicious, with not a hint of the potency apparent. Coffee notes are expressed with such lavish intensity that it defies the senses. There is also a big caramel and creme brulee nuance that adds to the luxurious nature of the brew.

M - The somewhat lighter mouthfeel and viscosity serves the brew well.

D - I wish CCB would do more of these treatments. Between this and Final Push, these are the two best coffee-anything(s) I've had.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.57/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ditmier proved why he is "The Champion" for breaking this one out over the weekend. Thanks Eric.. Too cool.

Pours with a deep brown head... good lacing and retention.

Nose is almost overly rich.. like putting your head in a bowl of warm coffee spiked brownie batter mixture..

Flavor is what I expect real natural "tootsie rolls" to taste like.. thick chocolate punctuated by nice coffee and just bits of spicy alcohol.. decadent and chewy body.. toasted sugars tie the chocolate and the roasty points together.

thick without ever being cloying.. I want this one as a "Death Row" beer... I am pretty sure that the executioners won't be able to find it... and if they do, I will be happy.

Thanks Eric. Nuff Said.


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Photo of Sean9689
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks goes to Alex for scoring this growler and Joey for surprising him with it. Very cool! Poured into tulip.

A - Pours black, mocha-colored head, some good lacing and thin cap remains after the initial pour.

S - Smells like dessert! Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some toffee, and caramel. The Kopi isn't in charge of this beer, rather, it's blended in to compliment everything else that's going on here. I just take taking whiff after whiff.

T - Tastes like dessert! Chocolate brownies, a glass of milk, and a cup of expresso all rolled into one. So rich and decadent, I just kept sipping more and more. No sign of the 12% at all.

M - Full bodied, smooth and rich, creamy finish.

D - One of my favorite beers of 2010. So good and just perfect for a cold Christmas Eve night. Once again, thank you Alex and Joey at CCB. A must-try when available!

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Photo of AgentZero
4.83/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big props to Alex who shared this uber-rarity with me.

A - Don't see a way to that this can get any better looking. Black as night beer with a fine brown head that rose up a finger or two depending on the pour. Dissipated to a nice cap and then ring. Left a brown coating on the sides of the glass as I drank it.

S - Chocolate, milk, and some great vanilla with present rich coffee notes. Although the name Kopi Con Leche made me think it would be coffee-forward, the coffee characteristics are more complimentary to the sweet milk/lactose and chocolate.

T - Not generally a huge milk/sweet stout fan but this is truly awesome. A milk chocolate taste in a rich stout with coffee on the end. Fantastic vanilla precense that you have to look for a little bit, but once you find it it's great. It comes out a little bit more as the beer starts to warm. There is some nice roasted/burnt notes here that I feel actually adds to the beer and gives it a little more depth. I don't know how to make this better. Great stuff.

M - Full bodied, a very present carbonation. Very thick and sticky.

D - I crushed this at 12%, and would have drank the whole growler if Alex had let me, but unfortunately other people wanted to drink some for some reason. In my 600+ reviews I've given out 15 A+'s, we'll make it 16 with this one. Awesome beer.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an imperial version of Café con Leche, but with Kopi Luwak coffee and vanilla beans added. Thanks Joey! Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of dark mocha foam that settles to a thick ring and solid cap that lingers. The sides of the glass are dotted with tiny splotches of lace, and a slick brownish film that takes multiple rinses to remove. The body is pitch black, with perhaps the faintest glint of brown at the bottom of the glass.

S - Huge chocolate and vanilla notes, with some fairly hefty roast, malted milk, and notes of earthy, dry roast coffee in the periphery. This is a milk stout first and foremost, with coffee as a supplemental flavor.

T - Tastes like a chocolate cake with caramel and vanilla ice cream filling. The coffee shows up in the lingering finish and imparts dry roast and light bitterness. This is one dessert of a beer. My only quibble is that a bit of that scorched malt character that I dislike in some other Cigar City beers makes a small cameo here.

M - Extremely smooth full body, lower but present carbonation, and a very sticky viscous finish - just like the sides of the glass. Drinks a lot like a chocolate milkshake.

D - This is awesome stuff. If this is any indication of the beers being made through the Mikkeller-Cigar City collaboration I'm going to have to hit up my Florida buddies post haste. Went down shockingly well for 12%.

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Kopi Con Leche Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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