Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
4.73/5 rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours with a huge ruby/tan head into my Bruery tulip. This raisin colored beauty takes a while to fade down and leaves just spots and touches of lacing hanging onto the glass. Amazing legs that stick like honey to the sides of the glass and drip away slowly. Killer carbonation for an Old Ale.
Rum soaked raisins, brown sugar, molasses, toffee and caramel, dried cherries, little hints of orange zest, all spice, star anise, cinnimon and fruit cake. If I didn't want to sip this so badly, I could keep my nose deep inside this glass all night. This is sooo rich and delicious. Little hints of mint, basil and pine.
Exactly like the nose tells you. This is Grandma's Rum Raisin Fruit cake in a glass. Brown sugar, molasses cookies, Dried cherries covered in caramel and dipped in milk chocolate and zested with fresh blood orange rind. This is a BIG beer, and it's damn near perfection for the style. It's so rich, sweet, and unbelievably delicious. I wish I had some Oatmeal Raisin cookies right about now.
It has a nice touch of tingle on the tongue, but that could just be the 11%abv. Not completely oily, but really coats the tongue nicely. This is an Old Ale/English Barleywine at it's finest. Great caramel feel with a subtle citrus/spice zing.
I need more of this!!! This was a perfect bottle to open on this winter night. Amazing in every aspect.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 04:45:30 | More by Thickfreakness
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3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
~25ml portion of a 2013/14 bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Bottled on date: 8 Nov. 2013.
Pours a murky dark brown, leaving hardly a trace of sediment in the bottle.
Aroma: sweet and roasted grains, alcohol esters, cooked peaches and other fruits.
Flavor: sweet, bordering on too sweet, with plenty of soft and dark fruits, some alcohol esters, dark bread, chocolate, fruity hops, and hints of toffee and brown sugar.
O: Distinct, complex and interesting. Would likely benefit from some further aging.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 00:00:04 | More by chinchill
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.