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Dirac - Cigar City Brewing

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 72
Gots: 35 | 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:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in Collaboration with Mikkeller

Stout brewed with raisins and spice
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

750 courtesy of Dave long ago and shared with JP

Deep dark viscous looking pour...per usual, Cigar City stouts are always pleasing to the eye

Smells of sweet raisins blended with cinnamon and flash of booze

Strange...when the beer hits the mouth it starts thick and rich in feel but once on the tongue and through the finish it thins out rapidly leaves a much lighter than expected feel. Some red cherry in the middle along with cinnamon and a truckload of dark fruitiness..assuming the raisin. Unexpectedly smokey with a distinct ashy quality. Hides the alcohol fairly well. Not all that cohesive and, in parts, a bit flabby.

Feel is certainly a let down. I felt like the beer itself was disintegrating in my mouth. Odd by CCB standards and certainly has me questioning whether this bottle sat too long.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at Aniela's birthday by me. Served in a taster glass.

A - Dark mocha foam settles to wisps, a thin collar, and a brownish glass-coating film. Body is pitch black.

S - Roasted and charred malts, raisins, molasses, anise, dark fruits, nebulous spices, chocolate fudge, and a touch of alcohol. There's a slight aged, oxidative quality, but this has held up quite well.

T - The taste is less boozy, with more chocolate fudge, and lighter notes of anise, roast, and char. There's perhaps a hint of smoked malt in there for good measure. Seems more 'fresh' than the aroma.

M - Full-bodied, smooth texture, lower carbonation, and surprisingly low lingering stickiness for a Cigar City offering. Not much heat here; seems like there booze only pops up in the aroma. In any case, sufficiently hefty for 10% and spot on for the style.

D - Quite good, and definitely more Cigar City in flavor profile than Mikkeller. Nice mix of sweet and roast flavors and good depth of flavor. If you're sitting on this, drink up, as I don't think it's going to improve.

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Dirac from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.