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:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of standardcherry
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle.

A: Pours completely black with about 1 inch of mocha-colored head. It receded immediately though. Looks very thick as I poured it.
S: Lots of fruity sweetness, chocolate and dark malts. It has almost a slight "wine" scent.
T: Dark chocolate bitterness balances with fruity sweetness. Oak, chocolate, vanilla. A warm boozy in the finish. Very well balanced though, booze is well hidden.
M: Extremely thick and viscous. Full bodied with low carbonation. Very smooth.
O: Excellent beer, can't wait for CCB to make more.

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Photo of Etan
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle.

A: Pours out a viscous black body with a thick chocolate-colored head. Petrol consistency.

S: Sweet vinous cognac notes from the barrel jump out first, followed by aromas of roast and fudge and a bit of lactose.

T: Grapey glucose, oak, vanilla, baker's chocolate, raisins, boozy warmth, lightly charred grain in the finish. The barrel lends a lot of sweetness, but there's also some balancing bitterness and roast from the base beer.

M: Very thick-bodied with light carbonation. Chewy, to say the least.

O: Very good beer. It's nice to see brewers experimenting with barrel treatments besides the usual bourbon, and it's especially nice when the beer is so successful.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jbuddle
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ber12
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Stouttyme
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of shuajw
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of arniepnminne
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Brew33
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Urbancaver for scooping this one up for me.

The beer ours jet black with a very dark brown, bubbly head that dissapates quickly. A really unique head.

The aroma is sweet to say the least. Burnt sugars, roasted malt, chocolate syrup, a little bit of wood and char. Man, this is pretty tasty. Sweet on the front end, but a smoky, charred character and some dry wood run right through the middle. The finish is long with a some fusel alcohol and cognac. A nice beer. Complex, sweet, smoky, charred, rich, and somewhat taxing on the palate after about 12 oz.

The body is heavy, damn near perfect actually. Low carbonation makes the beer coating in the mouth but never too much. Overall a tasty beer. I'd like to try more Cognac barrel aged beers and I enjoyed this one a lot. Thanks Cam.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Photo of metalgdog
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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