Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by sirdrinkwell:
3.25/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Prologue: I am reviewing the 2011-2012 version of this brew, which claims 11% ABV% as opposed to the 10% listed per Beeradvocate.
A-pours a murky, muddy, brown maple syrup into my Cigar City snifter with an aggressive creamy tan head that quickly rose to a couple inches. The head recedes slowly, leaving a nice sheen of lacing.
S-Super sugary sweet, molasses and fermented dried plum /apricot.
T-A sugar bomb overwhelms pretty much everything else going on here, but aside from this there is a yeasty breadiness, some spice, and the tiniest hint of hops crying out to be noticed
M-Thick, chewy, and sloppy.
O-I wish I had cellared this, because something is just not quite right as I work my way through this bottle. Not horrible by a long shot, but as I finish this thing I feel like I ought to go brush my teeth 3 or 5 times to ensure that I don't wake up tomorrow with a mouth full of cavities. Way too sweet right now. The smell leads one to think this could be brilliant, and I hope this brew will mellow with time.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2011 07:13:17 | More by sirdrinkwell
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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.