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Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing

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Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series)Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series)

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89
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JulianC on 11-22-2013)
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Aleks_P

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours dark dark dark brown or black with a thin, deep tan head a couple of millimeters thick that fads to almost nothing after a couple of minutes. Looks almost thick when poured.

Smell: The cedar tang is what I notice first but there is a lot going on here. Also picking up a lot of chocolate and smoky coffee scents.

Taste: Very interesting mix of tastes. Similar to the smell, the first thing I notice is that hint of cedar but immediately some of the traditional stout flavors with some sweet dark chocolate and coffee. After taking a sip the chocolate flavors remain. Sweet beer for the most part, but a heavy sweet (not a light sweet).

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, thick, and with very little carbonation.

Overall: I really liked this beer overall although it certainly was heavy. It was very creamy rather than dry, and the sweetness was not overpowering. The cedar gave it something extra and all worked well, definitely a unique blend of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 02:00:07 | More by Aleks_P
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Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.