Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 127
Gots: 152 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A old ale with american hop varietals that has a complex citrus and caramelized toffee aroma and underlying notes of chocolate.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012-2013 Vintage
750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a completely opaque deep deep dark reddish brown color, mahghony, a thick creamy light tan yellowish head with a good 1/2 inch or so of retention, thick sticky lacing. Looks nice.

Smells pretty rich and sweet, all about the malt and the dark fruits. Plums, raisins, dates. A bit of an olive juice component is in there. A bit of alcohol comes in as it warms.

Thick and sweet, all about the malt. Lots of them same dark fruits, a nice nutty flavor, rum soaked and candied dark fruits, maybe even a hint of wood. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish, but it doesn't stand up against the big sweet malts and is quickly overtaken.

Almost syrupy sweet, a fine carbonation, heavy bodied.

One of the better straight up old ales I've had. This in any kind of barrel would most likely be amazing. I've yet to have a bad beer from CCB.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look: A great caramel color. Definitely a prelude of things to come. The head was about one finger, that went down to a constant thin layer, that leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: My first thought was olive. There was a clear olive smell, but then it transitioned into a smokey caramel. Maybe bits of coffee in there as well.

Taste: Again, like the smell, it was one thing, then moved onto another. At first I definitely tasted the citrus. After that, the citrus gave way to a very sweet caramel. Smokey caramel at that.

Feel: This to me, is a very sweet beer, so my initial reaction is to not keep it in my mouth very long. Carbonation is medium, and it has an overall thickness to it. I wasn't head over heels about the feel myself. It wasn't terrible, but just felt odd.

Overall: I'm not experienced in Old Ales, but this one will keep me trying others. It might be just a bit too sweet, but in moderation I don't think it'd be a problem with me. I loved the changing of smells and taste, I found that to be one of the fun moments of the beer.

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Warmer Winter Winter Warmer from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.