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Bohr - Cigar City Brewing

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88
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 17.44%
Wants: 60
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewed in Collaboration with Mikkeller

Stout brewed with raisins and spice

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-11-2011)
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Reviews by Jeffo:
Photo of Jeffo
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received both Bohr and Dirac in a recent trade with 50belair. Mikkeller and Cigar City make some of my favorite stouts, so I was really happy to get to try their collaboration project. Thanks a lot for the opporunity mate.

From a 750ml bottle into a snifter
Note: Drank both Bohr and Dirac in that order.

APPEARANCE: Thick as hell. Motor oil consistency. Doops father in law said it looked like cough syrup. Pitch black and sludgy looking pour yields a medium-thick, one finger, deep mocha colored head with good retention. Pitch black, viscous, body with medium carbonation evident. Head fades to a wisp and ring. A light, swirling wisp and thick persistent ring remain until the end, leaving some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, smoky malt, and some dark chocolate. Some charred notes, with some dark fruits, raisins mostly, and some definite spicy notes. Very roasted and smoky, however.

TASTE: This is extremely good. Roasted and smoky malts up front, with lots of coffee flavors. Very bold indeed. Definite dark fruits and the raisins are certainly evident. Dates and dark grapes add a certain wine like touch as well. Bold and lingering aftertaste is big at the beginning, but then mellows and lingers nicely. Finishes with roasted and charred malts, dark fruit and a touch of bitter chocolate and coffee notes. The spices make an appearance after the swallow as well. This is really good, complex stuff.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Nicely creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth, leaving s cool sensation in the mouth, and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A touch of heat lingers as well. Well measured.

OVERALL: This was awesome. I could definitely taste the roasted, charred Mikkeller in this one, but the spices and raisins, which I’m assuming CC threw into the mix, were a great touch. One of the better big stouts I’ve had this year. Both these breweries never cease to impress, so I was very happy to get the chance to try their collaboration. I think I liked this one slightly more than Dirac, as the fruity, grape, wine characteristics were very interesting on this one. Both were fantastic though, and I’d jump at the chance to drink them again. Thanks again for the hookup on these ones 50belair. Cheers!

More User Reviews:
Photo of jisom123
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this Side-by-side with the Nielsbohrium. We drank this guy first. Glad we didn't go the other direction. This beer is excellent, but not nearly as good as the Nielsbohrium.

This is a classic Imperial Stout. This would be a great measuring stick for the rest of the American double/IS.

I would love to have a fridge full of these guys.

If you see it, buy it.

Photo of mctizzz
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a deep black color with a tan head. Looks like a Cigar City stout should look.

The aroma is heavy on the chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Everything you want in a big, imperial stout is here.

The flavor is more of the same. I get an intense roasted malt character as well as a lot of chocolate and coffee. There is a little bit of raisin character and the alcohol is very well hidden. An excellent tasting and smelling imperial stout.

Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ehammond1
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

A thick, heavy, substantial body that's just about black as can be. The body of the beer appears somewhat oily and shiny, and doesn't leave much stick down the glass.

The aroma of this beer was it's best aspect. It was rich with bittersweet notes of chocolate, dark fruits, roast, and coffee. While all these aromas sound simply typical of the style, the chocolate aroma in particular was bold, authentic, and very expressive.

The flavor, while still certainly better than average, was disappointing after such an incredible aroma. The chocolate, roast, and dark fruit flavors were still there, but seemed just a touch muddled together.

Thick bodied with low carbonation. Very nice.

A fine imperial stout, but not one of Cigar City's finest.

Photo of daveytheformer
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of glid02
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

Pours black with a half-finger brown head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing and heavy legs.

Smells of robust roasted malts with good amounts of semi-sweet chocolate. Also present are hints of molasses and lighter hints of char and tobacco.

Tastes more herbal than it smells. Solid roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderate amounts of semi-sweet chocolate. Midway through the sip the flavor profile sweetens with the addition of dark molasses. Near the end of the sip floral and leafy herb flavors come into play, fading out into a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It’s got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was an interesting beer. Tried side-by-side with the Dirac this beer smelled more robust and went down easier however the leafy herbal notes were heavier and detracted from the flavors a bit. Still, a solid beer that’s worth a shot.

Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Msharapa
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of socon67
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Corsendonk chalice - Brewed in 2011.

A - Pours a rich dark brown, opaque with no visible carbonation of lacing. Pours syrupy thick.

S - A potent scent of raisins, spices, and chocolate. Very much like Quaker raisin spice oatmeal. Incredible aroma that after settling gives off a coffee smell.

T - Up front blast of dried fruit and spice. Next it has a coffee bitterness, and ends with a boozy warming taste.

M - This is a pure sipper and feels heavy. While smooth, it coates the palate like cough syrup. Not a gentle stout.

O - Very impressed with this one. The raisin flavor and spicy notes make this a tasty big stout. Very thankful to a good friend who brought this back from the CCB shop. Another reason to love this brewery.
(*My 200th review)

Photo of Desaparecido
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of mdvatab
2.3/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Received in recent trade. Got a bottle of Dirac last month, and thoroughly enjoyed it. (Also looking forward to trying the Niels bottle I got earlier this year.)
When I pried the cap off, I noticed some residue (possibly dried beer and rust) around the rim of the bottle. I also checked the bottlecap and noticed a bit of rust.
Poured from 750ml bottle into Bordeaux glass.

Aroma: A 1-2 punch of rich, chocolatey malt and a tart, almost metallic character. I also picked up some espresso beans and cocoa powder. The tartness kind of concerned me.

Appearance: Pitch black body, and one finger of dark tan foam, which falls slowly. Head leaves a nice layer of foam on inside of glass. Nothing wrong here.

Flavor: Similar to the aroma, unfortunately, but the tartness is a bit overwhelming. Upon checking other reviews for this one, I quickly confirm what I'd suspected. This brew was not meant to have a tart edge to it. It looks like an extremely unlucky time for me with one of my favorite breweries, CCB's, brews... Two infected bottles in the past week.

Mouthfeel: Body of the beer is full, and carbonation is medium-low. Infection results in tartness and astringency, which is not congruent with this style.

Overall: A big disappointment. Based on the other reviews for this beer, it looks like I just got unlucky this time. Really wish I could try a good bottle of Bohr, but I already burned through some considerable cellar capital to obtain this one. Will keep my fingers crossed that the bottle of Nielsbohrium I have lined-up for tonight is a good one.

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.58/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Viscous black body. No head while it pours, but a mocha head wells up at the end. Glass staining, like other CCB stouts.

Smell - Ouch, metallic and acidic. This smells way past its prime. Lots of dark fruits and raisins, but it's got a sharp acidic character. Dark chocolate and very dark roasted malts.

Taste - Equally harsh. Intense tang and metallic flavors. Raisins still strong. Dark chocolate, coffee, and very dark burnt malts. Acrid finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Sharp acidity. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Wish I'd rated it long ago. But it serves to know that this is no longer any good.

Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of trappistlover
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(sampled at Dak's Final Four tasting). Pours dark brown with thin khaki head. Aroma of coffee, bacon and smoke. Taste is roasty with sweet malt backbone and dark some dark chocolate. Full bodied and slick texture. Really nice beer. Glad I got to try this one.

Photo of claaark13
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DIPADude01
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of lionssoccer13
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer from Ibrew2or3... Dave is a cool cat.

This brew pretty much is identical to my regular Dirac review except without the fruity esters and with more hersheys syrup flavors and aromas..

I would lover to actually know what made them different.

All 4's.

Thanks again Dave... that was a historic tasting.

Photo of jegross2
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich dark black in color with a completely opaque and dark look to it. Rich tan colored head rose up to at least an inch and a half before settling down into a whispy cloud on top and tons of side glass lacing, perfect. The aroma was sublime, rich cocoa and coffee notes that swirled together effortlessly wth light hints of oak and rich sweet smells just swirling about it. As I took the first sip I nearly fell over. This is what I have been looking for in a big coffee stout. INSANE. Rich coffee flavors that were perfectly balanced against the rich oak and chocolate notes that I love in my oaked yeti. Smooth, seductive big bodied fel that made this a sublime sipper that offered no hint of the alcohol in it at all.

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Bohr from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.