Dirac - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Met up with another BA (capra) at the good life and noticed this was on tap. Asked around at how it was and heard only positives I plaved my order. Beer showed up in a snifter with a gorgeous brown head and deep dark body. Odor was a gentle chocolatey malt, but the taste is where it came to life. Much like ten fidy reminds me of eating chocolate cake, this beer made me think of eating a hersjey bar. Deep strong chocolate. Kind of thick and oatmeal stoutish, very filling, very delicious and the abv is really well taken care of. I am really surprised that people aren't shouting the praises of this beer from the rooftops since in my book, it is a homerun and a beer I look forward to drinking again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2011 03:51:36 | More by cosmicevan
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4.21/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2013 02:02:43 | More by MasterSki
Dirac from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.