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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

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | FT: 9
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JulianC on 11-22-2013)
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jho3325, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jbwimer, Jun 29, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/21/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, cedar, tobacco, light char/molasses, light leather, light raisin/plum, and roast/smoke earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, smoke, cedar, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, cedar, light char, tobacco, light char/molasses, light leather, light raisin/plum, and roast/smoke earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, smoke, cedar, tobacco, light char/molasses, light raisin, light leather, and roast/smoke earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, cedar, smoke, and light fruity ester flavors; with a good roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, smoke, cedar, and light fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TXhomebrewer, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dmorgan310, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

maximum12, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

npala86, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Jamison85, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

HoppyBastard2, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

captainbearcat, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

macrosmatic, May 05, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

johnnnniee, Apr 27, 2014
Smoked English Style Imperial Stout (Humidor Series) from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.