Ghost Stories | Cigar City Brewing

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3.78/5
Very Good
227 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:
26
Ratings:
227
pDev:
14.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
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37
Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Arrives as black as a moonless night. A dark tan, creamy head, half an inch thick, rest loving on top. Retention is weak, dropping to a thickish ring fairly quickly.
Smell is rich with notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate fudge, a brown sugarlike sweetness and maybe some light raisins. Balance is good.
Taste is sweet, rich, full of chocolate fudge, roasted malt, light coffee with a whiff of toffee, whiskey and some indeterminate dark fruit. Again, well balanced.
Very smooth, full bodied, rich and warming. A great collaboration and a great brew.
Get it while you can.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

2/11/13. 750mL bottle - thanks, Jackson! How does this not have more ratings being bottled and all already? Deep brown pour, some ambers/reds under the light, mostly on the edges, under a nice, thick tan head that cuts to a murky ring but coats the glass almost completely in lace. Lightly sweet aroma that I suppose hints at marshmallow and chocolate (with honey) vaguely, but there’s a certain almost floral bitterness to the aroma that when combined with the light smokey tea definitely makes it smell like soap/shampoo/potpourri. The flavor, sadly, is much the same. There’s a definite sweetness with some chocolate, marshmallow, and honey, as well as malty beer aspects, but there is a lingering bit of a bitter potpourri aspect. I can’t place it 100%, but it definitely reminds me of soap/shampoo/candles in an overwhelming manner. The lingering mild oakiness isn’t helping the case and there’s also a touch of metal/peppers. I was ready to love this. I’m sad. :(

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a dfh glass

A black with a thick dense foamy tan head. Lots, no, tons of lacing.

S peanut butter, peanut powder, vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate.

T heavy peanut powder beginning, the middle has a sweet vanilla and marshmallow middle, the end has a chocolate covered peanut end. The aftertaste is too short for such a delicious beer, but it has a vanilla, sweet caramel and peanut end.

M thick, rich, creamy, smooth carbonation

O amazing. Another hit from ccb. Highly recommended.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from 750 to snifter
A- nice heavy dark similar to imp stout. Nice golden brown head with light lacing

S- first waft was remnants of last evening's campfire. Very earthy followed by alcohol and sweetness.

T- starts off with some smokeyness followed by the earthy date and raisin flavors. The flavors combine really well and hit you at once. It takes a few moments to let the smoke clear and the flavors settle out. Initially dark chocolate with dates and raisins. There is a mellow coconut essence that follows. There is another hybrid flavor I cannot put my finger on but probably the tea and honey essence. Doesn't taste like your average honey. Aftertaste is mostly dark chocolate and dates. Still a little young and hot and could use some aging.

M- very smooth - just right IMHO. Not as thick as CCB imperials can get.

O- tasty braggot, could use some aging. Great nose and mouth feel. A little sweetness but mixed with the bitter dark choc flavors and smoke - pretty well rounded. Not to mention this is a Collaboration between CCB and B Nektar (give credit where credit is due - two fantastic breweries).

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 227 ratings