Or - Cigar City Brewing
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4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
12oz bottle poured into a Night Shift wine glass.
A~ extremely black, with a small brown head and no lacing.
S~ dark malts flood the nose up front, followed by a little burnt coffee and some nice wood. ending with some sweet citrus.
T~ follows the nose so far but wow this has a lot more to offer! roasty dark malts up front which are quickly taken away by an amazing honey sweetness, followed by a bit of burnt coffee, all leading into a crazy bitter citrus hop explosion! meanwhile everything is coated in cedar, which Cigar City seems to be soo good at! (White Oak, Humidor IPA, etc...) and not a hint of booze!
M~ super smooth and refreshing! i'm gonna blame that on the pilsner malt in this version. really nice carbonation and more stout like than most stouts haha!
O~ this little series is fantastic! i definitely got lucky with the bottles that i received, they must have been aged probably because the hop presence is still in your face which is really surprising considering how old these are. i really love the HF influence here, this is very similar to Jim without the crazy honey (which definitely adds a lot) but just remember i'm a little biased cause i love black IPA's/hoppy black ales. oh! and yup its a HF colab. haha!
01-10-2014 04:15:57 | More by Skrip
3.63/5 rDev -11.2%
Notes from June 2012; tasted side by side with CCB either.
A - Similar to Either, this pours pitch black with very little head.
S - Quite a bit of cedar, roasted malts, and a slight sweetness, though less than Either.
T - Roasted malt, cedar and milk chocolate. A little drier and more pronounced and drier than Either, though I found it to be less enjoyable.
M - Mouthfeel is rather full with some citrus bitterness and a very dry cedar finish. More boozy than Either.
O - I liked Either better, but this was still a pretty tasty beer.
06-29-2013 14:26:36 | More by warnerry
Or from Cigar City Brewing
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