Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series) - Cigar City Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev -0.3%
Another in a long list of thank yous to moose3285, who acted as my El Cat trustee...then proceeded to send me extras (including this one). 750ML bottle split with my smoked-beer hating wife. I told her it was a "cedar-aged english stout". True, right?
Pour is appropriately dark with enough carbonation to let me know this isn't chocolate milk. The nose is just like being entombed for a few centuries in a cedar chest, then waking up to have a cedar Ent leaning over you. Holy wood. Even for CC, this is an extreme amount of cedar. Luckily, I'm very fond of trees. No smell of beer.
Humidor Series Smoked English Imperial Stout is akin to licking a lightning-blasted cedar tree. The cedar mill in the nose is replicated in the taste at close to the same level, but the base beer at least gets in a few nicks. The CC trademark roast is still kicking, mixed in with a faint whiff of the smoke. Underlying sweetness that's close to chocolate. Thick enough in the mouth that it turns my slobber to dark sap. And I'm suckling hard.
One of the better one-dimensional beers I've had. The cedar has been laid on with a heavy hand the size of a front-loader, but it's delicious. Very good.
05-16-2014 02:11:05 | More by maximum12
3.26/5 rDev -18.3%
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Solid opaque blackness with a huge creamy and bubbly dark mocha head that persists forever. Huge cedar chest aromas are quite spicy. Some chocolate, caramel, light fruit. and roast deep underneath. The flavor is rich roasty chocolate caramel and molasses up front that is quickly shoved aside buy an ever intensifying spicy cedar flavor. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation, and a creamy sticky slick mouthfeel. Wow that cedar is really intense! I managed to finish my glass but it took a while. I don't think I enjoy the flavor or aroma of cedar.
04-27-2014 01:45:14 | More by johnnnniee
Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.