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Or - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 23
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: CampusCrew on 11-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

trying to try these two (either and or) separately, objectively and without prejudice on different days.

the pour on this one is beautiful. deep black with a huge dark khaki head that lasts forever and laces very well.

aroma of tobacco and mint leaf with plenty of piney hops (though I know this has been in the bottle a while) with tons of wood and earthy character, some cocoa and molasses behind that.

leafy hops again come out first, sweetened a bit by some caramel/molasses flavored malts and bittered up again by some dark roasted coffee/chocolate malts characters. alcohol present throughout, but blended well with the leafy hops and roasted malts flavors.

not quite full bodied, but with a pleasantly light carbonation level and a leafy/yet bitter aftertaste with a touch of roast lingering.

very well balanced beer. I'm not sure how long ago this one was bottled, but at this time, the beer is drinking very well and the balance is remarkable. for such a strong beer, there is no harshness, but some decent complexity. impressive.

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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.

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