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

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89
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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jivex5k

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-08-2013 14:28:43 | More by jivex5k
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +21.3%

A- pours thick black with a thick brown head
S- tobacco, smoke, roasted malt, pepper
T- smoked malt, tobacco, wood and oak, dark chocolate, charred meat, campfire
M- thick creamy mouthfeel, no heat from the 11% bill, low to medium carbonation
O- I love smoked beers especially porters/stouts and this one stands next to the best of them.

01-06-2014 23:20:51 | More by AdamF625
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Lasering

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-01-2014 02:05:31 | More by Lasering
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KG710

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19%

07-26-2014 07:13:58 | More by KG710
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19%

06-26-2014 03:08:41 | More by hollywood_15063
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-24-2014 17:25:39 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +13%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. This has at most a couple months of age on it, as it was released recently.

Appearance: Pours a deep, deep brown (near-black) and leaves a couple fingers of deep tan/mild brown head. Good looking beer.

Smell: Big aroma: Roasted malts, smoked malts, coffee, smoked meats, wood, dark chocolate. Very enticing aroma. Not unlike cooking meat over a wood stove.

Taste: Big smoked malts, candied bacon, dark chocolate, coffee, straight smoke (very interesting), cedar. Nice big flavor, but also fairly easy drinking. Lovely woody finish.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium to thick, creamy body.

Overall: A really different and delicious stout. I love the smokiness to it, its subtle and really well balanced. This would definitely be a go-to if it were easily available. An impressive brew for sure.

02-20-2014 23:27:36 | More by Resuin
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sfr26

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-05-2013 04:46:50 | More by sfr26
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-24-2014 00:47:19 | More by pathman
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NikD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-31-2013 04:39:21 | More by NikD
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jkd03c

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-24-2013 02:45:29 | More by jkd03c
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travisdiener32

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-01-2013 03:26:10 | More by travisdiener32
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T_Hass

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-11-2013 17:15:43 | More by T_Hass
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Jaywalsh20

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-30-2014 12:27:02 | More by Jaywalsh20
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schimschim

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-25-2014 18:20:07 | More by schimschim
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twax

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-29-2013 07:01:58 | More by twax
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Bartos

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-16-2014 16:23:33 | More by Bartos
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Brenden

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +11.8%

#3 1/24/14

A thick dark brown with a likewise dark brown head, this beer looks like many imperial stouts out there. It does show some give at the edges. The head's retention is good, though it doesn't exceed half a finger's height. Structure is strong, though, and lacing displays it with sturdy patches.
This is a big and robust beer, dry but with lots of richness to it. There's a ton of roast giving way to smoked woods in the middle that remain into the finish. Nut comes through underneath bigger flavors including chocolate in the front and a hint of tobacco leaf from front to end. It finishes woody and dry with notes of ash or cedar. I can see lovers of big American versions not liking this as much as what they're used to with the dryness, but the integration and use of the dryness in flavor and feel is quite masterful.
Speaking of, yes, the body's dry, but it's also rich and smooth with a light crispness in a good, firm body with the strength to carry through from the beginning of the first sip to the end of the last.

01-25-2014 21:25:20 | More by Brenden
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.44/5  rDev +11.3%

Bottle from the brewery. Pours thick and black with a big two finger, very creamy looking, dark brown head. Aroma is big strong bittersweet chocolate with some smoke, lots of roast, a bit of dark fruit. Smells excellent. The flavor comes with huge huge dry cedar wood, shines like crazy. Big chocolate notes, roast some fruit but very subdued, and plenty of smoke lingering. The smoke isn't at the forefront but it is definitely there and plays seemlessly with the cedar and chocolate. The cedar comes out in this unlike any other humidor series I have had before. Thick and viscous as any CCB stout, medium carbonation, nice bitter and sweet balance. Really neat beer.

11-26-2013 00:51:11 | More by BMMillsy
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.41/5  rDev +10.5%

Appearance - Murky, black/deep brown, brown frothy head stains the side of the glass.

Aroma - Cigar smoke, tobacco, nutty chocolate.

Taste - Similar to nose. Tastes like a liquified (half smoked) cigar dipped in chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Oily, thick, slightly chewy.

Overall - If you like cigars, beers, chocolate, and alcohol, drink this.

12-30-2013 01:59:33 | More by KVNBGRY
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roadhouse

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

Very dark pour with a tan head. Aroma strongly of cedar with a hint of smoke. Really nice and unique. Toast doesn't contain quite as much cedar and smoke, it is just a hint. Instead there is chocolaty roast with just a hint of smoke and wood, then a dose of hops on the finish. A very nice velvety mouthfeel with a medium body, but it drinks more like a 7% percent beer than an 11% beer. Really nice.

12-15-2013 02:33:38 | More by roadhouse
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-03-2014 21:55:57 | More by johnyb
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cjgator3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-15-2013 03:35:48 | More by cjgator3
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-17-2014 06:30:03 | More by cyrushire
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-01-2014 23:54:20 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.