Monday, August 11, 2014
Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale
I saw one four pack of Cigar City's Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale a few weeks ago and decided to grab it. I didn't remember if I had tried it before or not. Apparently, I wrote this back in 2011 when they were still bottling this beer. This time, it's in a wrapped can that lost all the charm of the label art. Boo! Brewed with vanilla, cacao and coffee beans. 5.5% alcohol.
Great aroma: rich chocolate, wonderful coffee and a nice sweetness. Big mocha and chocolate flavors come first, riding a wave of creamy smoothness. Great texture! Coffee is present but not too big, especially considering the beer's name. Hints of vanilla also make an appearance as does a light roast.
Body is on the low end while carbonation is low but fine. Nice flavors, though I honestly prefer the regular Maduro Brown Ale without any added twists.