Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Imperial Milk Porter will be available beginning in late July as a Limited Release offering.
Just as its straightforward name would lead you to believe, Imperial Milk Porter is a high gravity Porter brewed with lactose. Weighing in at a hefty 8.3% ABV, this “sweet and silky” brew offers its drinker aromas of “milk chocolate, fresh ground Arabica coffee and molasses” alongside flavors of “rich chocolate . . . complimented by a touch of dark fruit and toffee, while a snappy roast quality cuts through the beer’s sweetness.”
“So, what you’ve got here is a high gravity porter brewed with lactose. It tastes like ‘finding a $20 bill in your coat pocket’ complemented by notes of ‘catching a foul ball at a baseball game,’ while the finish is pure ‘that satisfying feeling of popping bubble wrap.’ It’s good.”
– Cigar City Brewing’s official description of Imperial Milk Porter
Imperial Milk Porter is available now – the week of July 22, 2019 – in the Tasting Room at Cigar City Brewing and is scheduled to enter distribution “in the coming weeks.” You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Cigar City’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Imperial Milk Porter from Cigar City Brewing
Release – Limited; late July 2019
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 8.3%
IBUs – 55
Featured Ingredients – Roasted barley & lactose
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.cigarcitybrewing.com/beer-finder/