Brewer's Brunch Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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272 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wiltznucs on 07-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.66%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
41
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of MDDMD
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoldRulerVT
2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Opened the bottle and it started gushing everywhere...sigh...
It gushed for 20 minutes...finally got some drinkable beer into the glass under four fingers of dark caramel head.
Aromas, are hard to pick up...some spice, some metallic...smells off.
Taste is similar, kind of tangy, some metal and bitter coffee. This isn't right.
Overall, this beer was a total failure in every respect.

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Photo of jrob21
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Another infected bottle it seems.

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Photo of yeaprolly
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The bottle gushed uncontrollably. Assume there's a problem with the bottle. Even after sitting for a lengthy period of time it was almost undrinkable.

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Photo of Getalegup
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage, foamy, smells of coffee grounds, a little acidic, maybe a small amount of infection?

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Photo of tjk135
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

About a third of the bottle foamed over. Mouthfeel was more like a can of pop than a beer. Taste was still excellent, dominated by dark chocolate and coffee.

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3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer4B
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
2.84/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle seemed to be infected

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Photo of baggedlunch
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matt23j
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Don for sharing! Quick review from notes.

Opened this over the sink and it literally did not stop gushing until a third of the bottle was left. We caught most of it with glasses but it was flowing out fast and nonstop.

Brown foam, brownish black body with good clarity.
Aroma was roasty with a slight sharpness that hinted towards an infection.
Taste was similarly roasty with nice accents of pipe tobacco and leather.
Body was medium but way overcarbonated and a little thin feeling as a result.
Worth a try, not sure if most bottles are infected, but be warned.

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Photo of chinchill
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lg. shared bottle at RBWG-2015.
Essentially black body with a thin head that reduces to a very durable ring.
Aroma is off, as i confirmed with another taster. The flavor holds up better, but there are some off notes in addition to alcohol esters and dark roasted grains. A bit too sweet as well.

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Photo of NHbeerguy
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fireslayer
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclekeith
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DucksFan16
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Rogorama
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SP1_FLA
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of trippnwo
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Brewer's Brunch Stout from Cigar City Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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