Cubano-Style Espresso - Cigar City Brewing

Cubano-Style Espresso

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Overall: 7.66/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Brown Ale

ABV: 5.50%

IBU: 25

Season: Rotating

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  • Color: Ruby-Brown
  • Pours clear while the vigorous pour into my pint glass brings on a huge, half glass or more, tan, compacted foam. Retention is well above average with the foam frothing up even more. Lacing.

    Aroma is nut and roasted malt while coffee rides softly on their backs.

    Taste seems to follow. Nutty and roasted malts create a sense of sweetness. Espresso arrives in the middle to the end creating a good sense of bitterness in the finish. Maybe a bit of tobacco in the middle.

    Medium body with a low amount of carbonation. A sense of dryness and creaminess is there too.

    I definitely don't get the espresso as it seem many have. I would like to taste the base beer but this beer is okay, not great. I have had the bottle for three months so maybe some of the espresso fell out. Having a hard time with words here as I want this beer to better than my taste buds are allowing. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 19:19:38
  • Tasted: Sunday, April 03, 2011
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • This brown ale is brewed with a heaping amount of Cubano-style espresso beans,vanilla and cacao nibs. Rich coffee notes dominate this beer, while still being balanced by a smooth malty backbone. Pairs well with arroz con leche and, of course, a delicate shot of Cubano espresso.

    Brewed with a proprietary blend of coffee beans produced in tandem with Buddy Brew Coffee in Tampa, Florida.
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