Friday, August 29, 2014
Cigar City Brewing Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Ale with Vanilla, Cacao & Coffee Beans added
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Cigar City Brewing Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale - Ale with Vanilla, Cacao & Coffee Beans added.
From the Cigar City Brewing website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours brown with a creamy khaki colored head and good lacing.
Aroma: Espresso, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and a slight toasted malt scent.
Taste: Espresso, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, toasted nuts and malts.
Overall: Extremely tasty and flavorful, Cigar City Brewing Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale is another stellar beer from one of my favorite breweries. This 5.5% ABV offering is a must try for fans of the style or for those willing to be convinced that you DO like this style. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
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