Cigar City Good Nightmare Mekong


“Good Nightmare Mekong: even your mama wants a taste, and she doesn’t drink.  Imperial stout with coconut, coffee, and cinnamon added.

Pesadilla en un vaso.  That means “nightmare in a glass”.

Brewed in collaboration with The Answer from Richmond, Virginia and Cigar City Brewpub from Tampa, Florida.

Final Rating: 4.4/5
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Cigar City snifter glass. Acquired as an extra in a trade.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with a one finger light brown head that reduces fairly quickly to leave a ring of foam. No lacing.

Aromas are sweet and dessert-like – vanilla and light coconut upfront, caramel and sweet chocolate I’d almost guess this was barrel aged due to the sweet bourbon-like vanilla and caramel notes.

On the tongue is sweet chocolate vanilla upfront, followed by coffee and maybe a tinge of coconut, burnt sugar, finishing super roasty which I really dig. No sign of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium body, silky and velvety. A little light. Easy drinker with low carbonation.

Overall a solid brew – I would have liked more cinnamon or coconut, but it was tasty for what it is.


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