Ghost Stories | Cigar City Brewing

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3.78/5
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228 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
228
pDev:
14.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
37
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of stevoj
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.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricoslim
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cjgator3
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.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
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!

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Photo of joemochas
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
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).

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of suckaj
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trippnwo
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Docrock
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.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MrBryson
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jbriggs7
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 228 ratings