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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to HoppyLuckyGoGo for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Bottled 7/17/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a tasty blend of cocoa and coffee flavors.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Appearance: Liquid crude with a creamy tan head that sticks nicely and leaves many traces behind

Smell: Roasty, with plenty of coffee aromatics; milk chocolate, as well

Taste: Chocolate and coffee, up front, with milky sweetness building through mid-palate; dark fruit flavors linger, underneath, with the coffee building dramatically into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I like the way that this beer packs a whole lot of flavor without a high ABV; would be great to see this added to the regular Cigar City lineup

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.8%

I got this as an extra a while ago, though I forget who sent it to me.

The cap popped with a hiss, and then...boom...explosive gusher, all over the table, and it didn't stop. I poured out two full glasses of foam, and still, Mt. Vesuvius. Finally got a small pool of dark brown liquid in the glass, topped with a huge chocolate brown head. I could tell right from the smell, not just overcarbed, but completely infected. Tangy fruits, sulfur, metallic. Taking a sip, I got metal and cardboard, rotten fruit, chocolate seemed like it was trying to come through, but nope...this was completely gone, and totally undrinkable. Big bottle of foam right down the drain.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Thick collar and a lot of surface wisps.

Smell - Buckets of coffee. A bit of an earthy smell. Nice chocolate.

Taste - Lots of coffee again. Slight acidity from it. Milk chocolate. Bitter malt in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated. Drinkable stout.

Overall - Very tasty. Good coffee. A lot of it, but good.

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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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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