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Amplitude - Cigar City Brewing

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 23
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged for 1yr in bourbon barrels with Peruvian cacao nibs.

(Beer added by: wiltznucs on 12-10-2013)
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%

Thanks to my cousin Sonny for bringing this up from Tampa. Full review notes taken a few nights ago.

A- Very close to stout black pour to a pint glass with just a bit of extremely dark brown around the edges. Light tan head builds up to about a finger with decent retention. Cap falls to a small foamy ring that leaves spotty lacing but not very much.

S- Super interesting and unique, not really like anything I can think of at the moment. Intensely rich chocolate is responsible for a lot of the aroma. Some barrel influence but on the milder side and quite laid back, oak vanilla and slight bourbon, toasty nutty caramel malts.

T- Bourbon barrels upon up somewhat here lending a decent hint of whiskey and vanilla but still on the milder side for a barrel. Super rich chocolate all throughout, base beer brings nice brown sugar, molasses, toasted malts, tons of cereal grain feel. It is like a bowl of cereal with chocolate on top. Hints of caramel, dried fruits like raisins, figs and plum.

MF- Moderately thick bodied with a slightly silky overall texture and a tiny bit of creaminess. Carbonation is on the lower side which is somewhat distracting to the overall experience but the richness of the flavor helps out. Finishes with a slight alcohol warmth.

Huge chocolate and a decent barrel feel lead to a unique brew. The doppelbock base blends in well with these things and it all rounds out nicely. Great yeast and malts with some nice barrel balanced in.

02-19-2014 01:23:19 | More by cbutova
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Amplitude from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.