Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel AgedImperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lare453 on 10-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
282
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Wants:
263
Gots:
40
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of MacQ32
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - pours an incredibly rich brown. with a half finger of chocolate mahogany with OK placing and great retention

S - lots of sweet rich dark chocolate sweet cognac aromas

T - lots of deal fruit sweet vanilla cognac flavor. Finish is fantastically xhocolsty

M - thick and minimal carbonation. Very smooth

O - very close to a 5

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Photo of Photekut
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of kapkenobi
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TheBronze
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of cbutova
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gotta thank my cousin in Tampa for sending this my way around XMAS time last year. Reviewed from notes last Friday. Kept at 55-65F in cellar for those months.

A- Poured into a tulip with the blackest body like changing a card oil. a head that is literally almost black forms with a frothy texture. Decent retention and an ominous ring stays atop it. Lace is spotty.

S- Smells monstrously decadent. A large old ale like caramel sweetness and dark fruits are huge, like cherry truffle. Big fudge cocoa aspect to it. Some fruit anise oak cognac influence.

T- huge amount of dark fruit melding with and overpowering the cognac barrel influence . After this is the massive cocoa, chocolate, bitter black roasted malt stout, huge dessert like. Sweet aged caramel and slight oak. The cognac blends in nicely which is the best part about this.

MF- massively thick and sweet oily feel to this one. Haven't had a thick beer like this in a long time. Massive silky body with lower end carbonation. Some good alcohol heat.

Truffle dark fruit cherry bomb with the sweet decadent cocoa stout behind it. Nice meld with the cognac.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for Cam for sharing this scary beer.

Pour is black as black blacks. A dark brown head forms into a thick ring fast and stays that way. Ominous and glass-staining as expected from a Cigar City stout.

Big scent of fudge, bread, oreos, dark fruits (cognac), roast, cigar box and alcohol.

Huuge taste, puts the scent to shame almost. Chocolate fudge, truffles, and cognac galore. Roasted malt, leather. Great dark fruit flavors coming from that cognac barrel, though I'm not getting any oak. Big sweetness but complex. Very rich.

Super hefty mouthfeel with lowish carbonation, but a good amount of foamy action, not quite as dense as expected. Some heat but alcohol taste overall is low.

Ridiculously huge, sweet, heavy - but out of the many Cigar City imperial stouts that fit this description, this is definitely one of the better ones. Nice complexity and rich flavors, the cognac barrels really add alot here. I'm definitely good with ~5oz or so though.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of macrosmatic
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Bomber opened at CCB tasting room to share amongst five people. Poured into a CCB snifter.

A: Dark black, opaque, with a minimal brown ring of foam and no visible carbonation. Oily lacing on the glass.

S: Warm rich liqueur, chocolate, and boozy. Some vanilla and dry tannins in the background.

T: Sweet cacao, cognac, dark cherry fruitiness, vanilla and oak. Boozy but not particularly hot. Sweet with some alcohol warmth in the hang.

M: Thick sticky mouthfeel, very full-bodied. Significant warming alcohol, but again it doesn't seem hot. Low carbonation sensation.

O: Wow - this was very good. I missed the opportunity to have it on tap, so this bottle that's been in the cellar was the first chance I had to taste it. I can't imagine this tasting much better. Excellent beer.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cacostaj
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of THATGUY_BIGMIKE
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of bvdubn
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ediaz
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of SDean82
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a large wine glass.

Thanks to johnyb for this bottle!

Celebrating the Blackhawks' victory with a long-overdo opening of a cognac barrel-aged stout. It pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of brown foam. The nose comprises strong wood, light whiskey (I assume this is really cognac, but here it just comes across as straight whiskey), light roasted malts, and a hefty helping of brown sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a thicker roast character, a strong vein of vague sweetness, and a bit of molasses tossed in for good measure. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a nearly chewy feel. Overall, a very nice BA stout, one that took to the barrel very well. Good times.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of fullmetal1381
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of johntfox
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Imperial Sweet Stout - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
4.39 out of 5 based on 282 ratings.
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