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Or - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

165 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 26
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
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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GatheringBrews

Vermont

4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Much like it's companion beer, Either, this one pours a dark black/brown with a strong tan head.

Stronger hop character in the aroma, but still hints of malt, dark fruit that unique touch from the cedar.

Slightly drier mouthfeel and finish with much more pronounced hop flavor and less emphasis of the earthiness of Either. However, there's still a unique tart from the cedar. Feels much more like a black IPA to me with the resinous backbone and drier finish, but still well balanced for such a big beer.

Drinking them side by side allows for a good comparison of the differences, for sure. Enjoyed the Either, but preferred the Or, only because it really hits home as a BIPA to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 02:06:56 | More by GatheringBrews
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-25-2014 04:49:37 | More by arlingtonjoe
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2014 16:01:53 | More by Rogorama
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Skrip

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 04:15:57 | More by Skrip
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1up

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-06-2014 02:19:57 | More by 1up
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-10-2013 12:22:59 | More by rondufresne
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-03-2013 22:32:06 | More by leitmotif
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-27-2013 02:19:51 | More by zestar
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-16-2013 04:50:08 | More by jegross2
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-01-2013 16:26:59 | More by Ciocanelu
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-31-2013 20:02:39 | More by jaasen64
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TheDoak

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-18-2013 02:04:04 | More by TheDoak
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-13-2013 13:31:24 | More by duceswild
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-13-2013 04:34:56 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-12-2013 13:27:10 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2013 12:21:45 | More by oriolesfan4
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bum732

Lesotho

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-11-2013 01:38:11 | More by bum732
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-06-2013 00:14:57 | More by ADTaber
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DaTimBennett

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2013 03:11:52 | More by DaTimBennett
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pathman

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.2%

07-05-2013 01:51:13 | More by pathman
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warnerry

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 14:26:36 | More by warnerry
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-10-2013 20:52:07 | More by chippo33
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-16-2013 21:16:42 | More by InspectorBob
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MatthewPlus

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-15-2013 14:40:47 | More by MatthewPlus
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cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-26-2013 06:48:18 | More by cyrushire
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Or from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.