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Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

472 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 114
Gots: 121 | FT: 7
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-09-2014 11:31:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2014 21:53:48 | More by Hanzo
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-03-2014 07:00:28 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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TheosTheories

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-02-2014 22:26:33 | More by TheosTheories
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mscudder

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-27-2014 04:00:01 | More by mscudder
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-26-2014 20:51:59 | More by marleyr
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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02-17-2014 04:08:28 | More by Baab200
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-15-2014 12:50:56 | More by 2dogbrew
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Thickfreakness

New York

4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2011/2012 bottling

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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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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ricecracker420

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decadent sweetness and layer upon layer of bold complexities gives this larger-than-life beer an allure that will talk any hop-head to the malty side of the fence.

Ok, sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, if for only a beer or two- the ale pours with a viscous but creamy pour. As the lavish mahogany-hued ale slowly settles into the glass, a slow rise of ultra-dense foam eventually caps the beer in what looks like creamy meringue. Hazy and rusty beneath, the ale is redish-brown and nearly opaque. Its foam stance is persistent and sticky with lace while the beer trails.

Rich aromas of toffee, maple and molasses evoke mouthwatering stimulation while a savory toasted caramel character gives something a bit more robust. Heavily bready, the deserts of coffee and rum cakes seem to rise from the malty matrix. Seemingly spiced like rum as well, light cinnamon, allspice and clove seem to rise from the sting of alcohol and wraps around its dark fruit esters seamlessly.

As as that savory malt sweetness greets the early palate, its that coffee cake richness that clings to the taste buds. Hearty molasses, toffee and maple seems slightly buttery, heavily caramelized and very bready. Dark and dried fruits resemble plumb, raisin, cherry, apple and prune in somewhat fruitcake-like fashion. Sometimes coating the mouth like heavy whipping cream, the spicy alcohols slice right through all that richness with that same spiced rum character that the nose relied upon.

Heavy and dense, the beer's chewy mouthfeel lays a thick coat upon the mouth with a slow and lumbering finish. Its utter creamy texture is slow to separate its creamy carbonation and leads to a bready-sweet mouthfeel even deep into finish. Spicy warmth is the ale's only balance as the ale trails with dark rum once again.

Warmer Winter is the epitome of cold weather beer- it's hearty, rich, and most importantly- potent! ...and stacked inside a 22oz bottle, a warm up is on the way!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 17:39:14 | More by BEERchitect
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a very rich color of chocolate brown with a thin layer of tight knit foam. The nose was strong with barley malt and sweet chocolate with a underpinning of dried fruit. The flavor was a barley bomb with huge amounts of dry yet sweet barley malts. The sweetness eased into chocolate with a soft prune finish. The feel was slick and full with almost no carbonation. Very good barley wine, maybe not BCBW but really good.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 23:42:50 | More by KYGunner
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2014 03:01:53 | More by Agentveba
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.