Life Is Like... | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries & cacao nibs & aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by MatthewPlus on 08-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
621
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
760
Gots:
104
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Bunuelian
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbaker67
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pound
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevincredible
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ame127
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawner
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhawkvol
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with almost no head. Smells really nicely of chocolate and bourbon. Typical thick CCB mouthfeel, if ever so slightly thinner and sweeter than their other stouts I've had. I would never guess this is 15% alcohol. The chocolate is there. The barrel character is nicely integrated. I thought the cherry flavor was a little medicinal and overpowering at fridge temp but seemed to come into balance as the beer warmed. At the proper temp, this was an outstanding beer!

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4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hidden alcohol at 15% is pretty damn amazing, all thick chocolate covered fruit - I was in the minority of the tasting group when I said it was a bit too sweet for me. Probably just a preference thing but this was damn good. Awesome bourbon notes throughout the aromas and taste - definitely one to savor.

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Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mklisz
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andreizm
3.97/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of usmcbkk
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first sip I had of this last year was at TBBW, it was little tart but because it was warm. We had it chilled a couple days ago and it was phenomenal! Holy sweet cherries and bourbon and chocolate and deliciousness! Mouth feel was perfect, the nose was crazy candy cherries and I just couldn't get enough of this beer. I understand the decadence of it now!

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4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened at a share a few weeks back. One of the highlights of the night. Still smooth and rich. Hints of sweetness and cherries. Bottle was stored in a beer fridge since being purchased.

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Photo of NHbeerguy
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours typical CCB stout. Pitch black with very little head. Very still.

S- smell is slight bourbon and cherries. I can only imagine this fresh!!

T- oh ya!! So smooth and decadent. Very light bourbon, chocolate and cherries. So amazing!!

F- for a big stout it is so smooth.

O- I can see why people love this beer. It is so smooth with great flavors.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmangold
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Life Is Like... from Cigar City Brewing
4.48 out of 5 based on 621 ratings.
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