Aromas of fresh-ground arabica coffee, vanilla beans and woody spiciness dominate the nose in this imposing Imperial Stout while the palate finds strong flavors of fudge, espresso and raisin pudding balanced by moderate wood tannins. Vanilla sweetness combines with vanillin from white oak use to age both the beer and the coffee to ease any rough roastiness or rough flavors.
Steeped in the unique culture and history of Tampa, Florida, Cigar City Brewing began handcrafting award-winning beer in 2009. Cigar City Brewing’s ales and lagers bring to mind the sun and citrus for which Florida is known, while taking cues from the cigar industry upon which Tampa was built. Behind all of Cigar City Brewing’s liquid is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion.