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Either - Cigar City Brewing

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very good

159 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 24
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 11-12-2010)
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JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Single finger tan head on a jet black body. Aroma is very strong with vanilla, cinnamon, oak, bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate all prevalent. The malt is less apparent with bourbon, coffee, vanilla, chocolate and some mint notes dominating. full bodied, smooth and moderate carbonation. Complex and strongly flavored with the hops fairly mild and almost noncontributory to the flavor.

kylehay2004, Apr 09, 2012
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tugg407, Jan 06, 2012
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IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

reviewed from notes about a week ago.

pours a brown tinted black with very little head, but leaves lots of lacing.

lots of pine, leafy hops (mint leaf, some tobacco, some herbal) a bit of citrus, and plenty of roasted malts.

some peppercorn (freshly cracked) comes through surprisingly. odd, but not unpleasant. Piney grassy, mint-leaf hops added to the dark malts that stick subtly behind that, though they make their presence felt.

almost full-bodied with average carbonation and a slight resin left on the finish.

a well-balanced black ale that brings in some unique hop flavors to add to the roasted malt flavors. very nice collab.

silentjay, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%

thanks to G311 and biglobo8971 for this one.

a - opened the bottle and filled the ccb snifter. poured a golden crisp brownish black that settled with a really attractive shine. thin fizzy head that was gone quick. very stout looking.

s - nutmeg and roasted malts with a blast of vanilla and wood. the honey is there as well. smells like a big stout.

t - nice hoppy black ale. great strong ale notes and flavoring...grapes, mmmm. there is a good enough amount of roasted malts and bittery chocolate to offset the hops and make for a tasty beer. i'm not a huge fan of this style, but this one is pretty good.

m - big and bold...finishes a bit bitter and leaves a tingle.

o - overall i dug this one...a lot. great roasted malt and superb balance with the hops. cannot wait to try the OR when i finish this one. i think that it is misclassified. this...to me...is a strong ale and a kick ass one at that.

cosmicevan, Dec 09, 2011
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Molson2000, Nov 18, 2011
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Either from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.