Tiramisu Sweet Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ktrillionaire on 08-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of sendsilk
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of derekfilcoff
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of EJLinneman
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Jimmy's No 43 on Seventh Street in NYC.

Had this on NYC craft beer week. I saw that Cigar City was having a specialty night here for one of the nights so I had to come in.

I sort of knew what to expect with this because Cigar City always nails it when they create a beer that's based on baked goods.

Appearance: The bar wasn't lit very well, but it was of color of a normal stout. Dark, but not viscious. I was able to see light through it.

Smell: Incredible. Very sweet with a chocolate milk smell. There was hints of sweetened coffee.

Taste: VERY slight bitterness at first, but followed immediately by an almost juicey chocolate taste with coffee notes in the finish. As it warmed, the coffee and chocolate became more apparent and any bitterness faded completely (although there wasn't much at all to begin with).

Mouthfeel: VERY drinkable. In comparison with other dessert beers, this is probably one of the most drinkable. Not thick or heavy at all, but satisfying. I don't think I'd even pair this with a food because it's tasty enough by itself.

Overall: I would love to have this again. If you see this anywhere, I highly recommend trying it.

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Photo of jsanford
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at BA Hunahpu's release. Poured into a CCB Snifter.

Poured a dark black with a fluffy mocha-colored head. Huge aromas of coconut, espresso, chocolate, caramel, and cream. Yeah, this smells like tiramisu! Taste is very much in line with the nose, basically liquid tiramisu. I'm surprised at how drinkable this is, I'd expect it to get overly cloying but I could drink the hell out of this. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a touch-over-medium body and decent carbonation. Overall a real treat, this could give Southern Tier's Blackwater Series a run for it's money easily!

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Photo of Heatwave33
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap at CCB into a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Black and beautiful!

Smell: Very sweet notes with a slight alcohol presence.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, cream and alcohol. Unbelievable! Just like having tarimisu in a snifter.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with a slight dry finish.

Overall: I live tarimisu and when I saw this on the board in their tasting room I had to try it. It was like a perfect tarimisu in a glass. My favorite brew at cigar city. Highly recommended! Cheers!

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Photo of hopking311
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep black pour with medium tan head.. sits about 2mm around edge of inner glass.

smells sweet caramel, maybe a little indicative of licorice, custard like.. hmmm.. maybe I am skewed from over indulgance at my favorite one and only gastropub..muhu ha ha ha ha Kickbacks..

I digress..taste sweet dessert like, rich smooth ... definately feelin that tiramisu

Overall well done and drinkable dessert beer.. makes for a very nice after dinner treat.. pairs well with the Bananas foster or cheesecake bites...

Cheers CCB and Steve at Kickbacks.. Nice work!!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: no head to speak of. Very dark with no light getting through.

S: mild roast and vanilla.

T: cake icing comes to mind immediately and brown sugar with vanilla and buttery notes.

M: thick bodied and moderate carbonation.

Overall: These sweet beers are good to try but not so much to have regularly. The cake icing flavor was surprising and interesting. Not bad overall.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Black body, small medium-brown head of foam that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lace.

S - Nutty caramel, molasses, and vanilla mix with a hint of chocolate.

T - Sweet, sugary notes of caramel and molasses up front. Some anise and bready malt notes appear in the middle. The beer finishes with a vanilla pastry note that borders on uncanny.

M - Thick and syrupy body, moderately low carbonation, and a very sweet finish.

D - It's a very good thing that they gave this beer a name that clearly marks it as a dessert beer, because it would be a shock to the system otherwise. The sweetness is domineering, but despite the dark color the beer has a strange, bready, pastry like quality about it. I don't so much get tiramisu as I am reminded of cream puffs; just a lot of buttery crust and vanilla creme filling... weird but very nice. It should be cloying and over the top, but it is surprisingly drinkable somehow.

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4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Jacksonville Kickbacks dinner. I beleive this was brewed for the dinner and Steve Flores helped design the recipe. loads of flavor, not overly sweet, lots of smores like flavors. I tasted alot of graham and vanilla/chocolate. amazing beer and idea. well done.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This little treat was whipped up by the ultra-fabulous talent of Mr. Ben Romano, CCB's Pilot Brewer. JFC is it ever good. The brew pours a sinister oily black hue and is capped with some very dark bubbles, showing more legs than lace. The aroma and flavor of this brew are essentially the same; that of German Chocolate Cake. Every nuance of the aforementioned baked good is accounted for, from the delicious chocolate and sweet caramel, to the nutty (pecan?) flavors, and finally the delectable coconut notes... The beer is so creamy and sublimely sweet, the texture is so enhancing in its silkiness, the whole thing is outstanding. I am flummoxed at the spectacularity of the brew that sits within this glass. I really feel like no adequate description can quantify a beer this good, but it'll have to suffice to say that I think this among the most delicious libations I've ever encountered.

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Tiramisu Sweet Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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