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BA SCORE
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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
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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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 103 | Display Reviews Only:
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GatorBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-20-2011 17:55:39 | More by GatorBeer
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2011 02:53:56 | More by TasteTester
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-16-2011 04:39:48 | More by jrohrbacher
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wchris21

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-14-2011 14:01:02 | More by wchris21
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-13-2011 21:10:39 | More by nathanjohnson
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cosmicevan

New York

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

how can i open "either" without "or"...just seems like it would be a crime. thanks to G311 and biglobo8971 for this one.

a - opened the bottle and filled the darkness snifter. poured similar to the either, but a bit darker and with a bigger creamier head (could be the glasses somewhat tulipy lip though). even more stout looking.

s - nutmeg, vanilla, and caramel with roasted malts. the honey is there as well. much more subtle than the either. crisp.

t - again, a nice hoppy black ale...perhaps a bit more hoppy than either. more american barleywine than strong ale. some grape notes and roastiness...but more subtle than either.

m - big and bold...finishes a bit bitter and leaves a tingle. if any different than either...perhaps a bit thinner?

o - overall just as enjoyable as either, perhaps a touch less enjoyable for my tastes. seemed to me that either was more black strong ale and this was more black american barleywine. for an american black ale these 2 are definitely up there in my book.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 02:23:09 | More by cosmicevan
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-06-2011 02:29:31 | More by uturn
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vonburgey

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-02-2011 17:21:44 | More by vonburgey
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2011 05:00:37 | More by rab53
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UncleE

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-30-2011 16:10:31 | More by UncleE
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xpdrinker

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 15:01:42 | More by xpdrinker
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-22-2011 18:45:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-21-2011 16:28:17 | More by bob727
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-21-2011 16:21:02 | More by THECPJ
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2011 21:12:03 | More by DoctorB2B
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2011 18:49:25 | More by xnicknj
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-18-2011 20:31:01 | More by Rochefort10nh
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-15-2011 18:36:24 | More by thewimperoo
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-15-2011 00:52:38 | More by jh1982
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awalk1227

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-14-2011 16:45:42 | More by awalk1227
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-14-2011 16:20:41 | More by alalvarez75
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2011 14:47:15 | More by sideshowe
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kinda opaque body, no head on my one ounce taste.

Strong smell, slightly spicier, more herbal than Either, more hop character.

Taste is far mellower-- caramel, malty sweetness, oregano. Quite pleasant and tasty. Sweet (honey?), but balanced by a (subdued) hop presence. Plenty of hops in the aftertaste though. Compartmentalizes nicely, plenty in here to pick apart.

Slightly brigher, more carbonated mouthfeel than Either.

This is quite nice-- reminds me of DFH 120 in only the good ways.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 01:13:56 | More by zaphodchak
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hiphopipa

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown, not near black-distinctively pitch brown.
Has a thin tan head around the perimeter that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace around the glass.
Smells boozy and of burnt sugar, roasted molasses & chocolate.
Sweet up front with strong honey overtones. Thick & creamy with hefty carbonation.
Sharp hop bite at the end, but definitely taken over by the dark roasted malts and smoked cedar finish.

Delicious, awesome afternoon treat.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 18:12:17 | More by hiphopipa
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Drank alongside Either.

A: Poured a deep brown, almost black color. Had a small slightly off-white head on top with little retention and very little bits of lacing.

S: Nice malty aromas up front with some chocolate and roast, but the back end is dominated by some grassy/floral hops.

T: Much roastier and heavier on the chocolate compared to Either. There is a slight coffee flavor in the middle, but there is a nice transition featuring a hop kick with some floral and bitter hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth, and no sign of the high ABV.

O: A better ABA than Either was, in my opinion at least. Had more of a hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 18:53:54 | More by mdaschaf
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