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Cigar City / Max Lagers Black Ash - Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City / Max Lagers Black Ash
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 20.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Max Lagers of Atlanta GA.

(Beer added by: FATC1TY on 12-21-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

03-11-2014 14:31:36 | More by Kevinhcraig
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

03-11-2014 02:33:31 | More by khargro2
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

03-09-2014 00:58:58 | More by qcbrewer
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As black as it can be, not a chance of light to get through, with a one finger caramel head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Incredible predominant aroma of blue cheese and charred wood.
Interesting flavor of blue cheese, a bit of dark chocolate, spices, charred wood, smoke, finishes with charcoal, not quite peat, a bit of coffee, subdue citrusy and black currants.
Full body with low carbonation. Sticky feeling.
Great beer, very complex with unusual surprising notes. Recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 03:52:38 | More by FLima
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Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Virginia

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1.48/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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Serving type: bottle

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Cigar City / Max Lagers Black Ash from Cigar City Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.