Ghost Stories
Cigar City Brewing

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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Braggot
ABV:
10%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 14.55%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
201
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 06, 2018
Added:
Jan 11, 2013
Wants:
  43
Gots:
  37
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
RBSG 17 grand tasting. Expecting a smoked beer from the label, and instead found a nice sweet, savory braggot. Pit fruit, , savory spice, some vanilla too. Toasted marshmallows? Wonderful creamy feel, mild warmth, plums and melon. Slick and slippery.
Mar 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Nov 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Sep 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Aug 22, 2015
 
Rated: 2.98 by ricoslim from Florida

Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by cjgator3 from Florida

1.93/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Enjoyed a bottle of this at a recent bottle share. Glad I got to try this in a small sample because it is not my thing. Dark tea leaves and honey dominate the aroma and taste but just did not work for me with this beer.
Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very interesting. Had held up very well. Dark pour small tan head. The honey and tea are very present in the smell and taste. Very sweet. Vanilla is added in the taste. No smokey taste others have reported.

Really enjoyed this. Goes very well after the camping trip I just came off where we sat around the camp fire telling... ghost stories!
Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by joemochas from Florida

Jun 29, 2015
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Shared large bottle.
Camp Braggot Ghost Stories
Large shared bottle.
Rich flavor and aroma with a very full body.
Higher ABV evident.
A bit sweet until the end of the finish.
Smooth body but with some heat (alcohol).
Apr 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Mar 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by wethorseblanket from California

Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by suckaj from Florida

Jan 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by pmangold from Florida

Jan 12, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by trippnwo from Florida

Dec 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by goast8127 from Michigan

Oct 29, 2014
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Reviewed by Docrock from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into a Barrelworks Teku.

A: pours a smoky dark smooth chocolate color with a nice 1/2" mocha head. Decent lacing but the head diminished quickly. Have sat on this one for quite awhile due to early comments about it being too sweet.

S: like nothing I have smelled before, definitely a nice medium dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, a bit of tea?, and a touch of smokiness.

T: everything that was on the nose was present with a burnt chocolate aftertaste. Very complex and like nothing I have had before.

M: smooth and velvety. Carbonation was a little low but with the aging was not surprised.

O: wow, a very interesting brew. I really enjoyed it and as above like nothing I have had before. Smooth and not overpowering on the sweetness. Might be tough to drink a whole bottle but was fortunate enough to be able to share this one.
Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Oct 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.6 by MrBryson from Florida

Sep 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by HopsHopenstein from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nick_isthatstillcool from Florida

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by bleedsblu from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jbriggs7 from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by inspektor from North Carolina

Jul 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by huntermop from South Carolina

Jun 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hopsiam14 from Minnesota

Jun 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Jun 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kramerwtmf from California

Jun 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by VonZipper from New York

Jun 03, 2014
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Reviewed by WTKeene from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from an undated bottle extra'd by jp11801 into a Jester King wine glass. My first braggot!

Appearance: Deep, dark ebony with hints of red/brown coming through the light. A rather persistent the color of beechwood that fades into a thick creamy crown and leaves thick lacing too.

Smell: Smells dark, with a lot of clover honey notes over an oaky, herbal base. Vanilla and tea mesh together with the honey, hints of chocolate play in the background. Really unique compared to other beers I've had, but probably par for the course among braggots.

Taste: Honey, something vaguely vinous too. Rather boozy, light cocoa too. A slight hint of coconut perhaps? A hint of smoke, oak, and a bit of ashen tea too, maybe Earl Grey? Definitely something English. No bitterness that I can detect. Very unique. Reminds me of something between a stout and a barleywine, with a lot of honey added.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, with flavors of tea lingering quite a while. The body of the beer is on the thinner side, and the carbonation is higher than I'd like.

Overall: Definitely an interesting beer. Glad I got to try a braggot, but I'm not sure I'll be rushing back to try more any time soon. Wouldn't mind trying other takes on the style though, they could be very unique I'm sure.
Jun 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Schlafly33 from Missouri

May 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Apr 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Apr 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by jtladner from District of Columbia

Apr 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jegross2 from Illinois

Feb 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TriageStat from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by CGMLS3 from Florida

Feb 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jeffwright from Michigan

Feb 09, 2014
Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 228 ratings