Cigar City / Terrapin Southern Slice - Cigar City Brewing
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3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a deep, deep ruby with barely any head.
Sweet sweet aroma of nuts mixed with alcohol. Hints of grape.
This is like a monster doublebock. Maybe a quadruplebock? Sweet flavors of a doublebock, with nutty flavors to boot. Reminiscent of pecan pie, but it's not a sweet mess. Restrained, if such a thing is possible in a 10 percent beer.
Thick and syrupy body.
Overall a nice treat. Not a beer to drink every day, but then Terrapin and Cigar City didn't mean it to be one.
08-14-2014 14:38:52 | More by Shaw
3.56/5 rDev -9%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep brown. Medium khaki head. Settles to a thin collar. Then nothing.
Smell - Lots of vanilla. Nutty. Chocolatey. Brown sugar. Boozy.
Taste - Buckets of vanilla. Very sweet. Brown sugar. Caramel. Sweetness dies down into a nuttier flavor. Drops off in the back end. Boozy nutty finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Big and boozy.
Overall - Tasty. A little bit of a mess, but tasty.
07-19-2014 23:15:46 | More by Alieniloquium
3.55/5 rDev -9.2%
Thanks, I think, to moose3285 for hitting me with this brew, since it is his God-given task to provide me with all of the Cigar City that i can drink. And he's doing a damn fine job. 750ML of weird split with my wife.
The pour is darker than I expected, ruddy red, minor carbonation, opaque. Adjuncts pump up the nose: big vanilla, minor nuts (pecans, I suppose), caramel, & breadiness that I'm going to attribute to pie crust. Plus some unidentifiable stuff that's most likely a combo of unlikely flavors & nose-candy.
Southern Slice: slick marketing, or does this really taste a bit like pie? I believe it does. The pecans are up front but not aggressive - thank goodness - & there's nice hanky-panky going on between the nuts & a sweet caramel. Vanilla arrives mid-palate & accents the caramel, & grows as the beer warms, but still isn't as strong as it is in the nose. Jason Bourne must have done in the lager yeast, 'cause it's vanished, overwhelmed. This is a heavy dessert beer that could be served as an, a, uh, what the hell's that word? Apertif? Digestif? Whatever. The Food Network ain't my thing. Though eating is. I wonder how that works.
The pecans on the label alarmed my girlish palate, but they were used to good effect. I don't need to drink this every day or, well, any day, ever again, but it's interesting. 'Good' seems like to dull a descriptor, but there it is. Good beer.
07-16-2014 02:02:11 | More by maximum12
Cigar City / Terrapin Southern Slice from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.