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El Murciélago - Cigar City Brewing

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 15
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Cream Ale with cumin and lime peel added aged in tequila barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-09-2012)
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter.

A: Pours a very hazy orangish to light brown, with a thin tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Tequila, wood dryness, sweet malts with some caramel character, sweet toffee and creaminess, yeasty, and some ethanol heat.

T: Creamy caramel sweetness, bready malts, tequila, vanilla, oak tannins, and some curry spices. The hang stays somewhat sweet with ethanol and mild residual spices as well.

M: Fairly heavy body, carbonation sensation on the low side, and the alcohol is noticeable but not terribly hot at this point again in the bottle.

O: After more than two years in the bottle, this turned out pretty nicely. A nice malty sweet beer, balanced by the mild spices and somewhat muted tequila (less than I remember when fresh). I didn't get any lime flavors out of the beer at this point. Overall, quite enjoyable.

06-23-2014 23:37:44 | More by macrosmatic
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Schlais

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-20-2012 05:40:37 | More by Schlais
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5YearWinter

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

02-12-2014 20:56:52 | More by 5YearWinter
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Drank at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of cumin, with a little bit of bread and some cedar thrown in. This beer is completely unique and I have never smelled anything similar to it. The flavor is also unique. I get a lot of agave syrup and orange notes, as well as some cream, sugar and cinnamon. There is a ton going on in both the aroma and the flavor, and every sip brought me more and more flavors. I have no doubt that if I had another glass, I would come up with even more characteristics. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

04-17-2012 04:53:01 | More by Mora2000
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-21-2012 23:49:41 | More by fo1ksguitar
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-12-2012 19:15:44 | More by mjtiernan
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-30-2013 01:43:28 | More by TKEbeerman
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-12-2012 01:08:15 | More by SPRichard
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johnyb

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-03-2014 21:50:35 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33%

04-21-2012 12:43:36 | More by acurtis
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-26-2013 18:26:16 | More by Beerontwowheels
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biniek13

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-16-2012 17:31:48 | More by biniek13
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Deshon2688

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-30-2012 17:12:53 | More by Deshon2688
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-31-2013 01:38:01 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

Had during the 2nd Annual Redneck Racin’ & Tastin’ while tailgating at the dirt track race! Big thanks goes out to BRoss242 for this one! Served from bottle into a NoDa snifter. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised sweet malt, pepper, lime, wood, sweet alcohol, and cumin. The flavor was of sweet malt, cumin, sweet alcohol, pepper, and lime. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Holy cumin Batman! I am a big fan of cumin when it comes to cooking and this brew carries this aspect over into liquid form! All of the other aromas and flavors going on here definitely make a statement and mix really well with the cumin aspect which was definitely the star of the show. This brew actually made me quite hungry. Too bad I didn’t give in like the others at the dirt track and eat a bologna sandwich. You guys make me sad… Oh yeah, the brew…. Try this thing!

06-12-2012 13:05:57 | More by thagr81us
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reddfrogg

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-02-2012 16:20:14 | More by reddfrogg
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lionssoccer13

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-26-2013 16:06:36 | More by lionssoccer13
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours clear golden with a nice foamy white head... decent enough lacing.

Nose is chock full of cumin... agave/tequila are lesser players... a bit of lime zest puts the whole thing together with a pretty heavy hand of pale malt.

Pretty sweet from front to back... the cumin again comes in right up front and lingers through the finish... agave/tequila are there but not really that heavy... limes are there as an afterthought.

Light carbonation accentuated a heavier body... No real booziness, but not really that drinkable IMO.

all 3.5's

04-13-2014 05:16:05 | More by JohnGalt1
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jsanford

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +18%

Pours a hazy dark amber with a thin white head that settles to a slight ring. Rich aromas of buttery grain, tequila, caramel, and coconut. Really nice. Florida-inspired flavors carry through to the taste, lots of coconut, tequila, sweet malt, caramel, and lime peel. Smooth and creamy, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Somehow this beer evokes Florida perfectly, I get sunscreen, sand, palm trees, and coconuts. Really unique and interesting.

04-22-2012 16:27:43 | More by jsanford
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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-17-2012 01:15:36 | More by LiquidDegenerate
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JohnQVD

New York

5/5  rDev +34%

06-03-2012 16:24:44 | More by JohnQVD
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manutdfan

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-18-2013 19:17:10 | More by manutdfan
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%

Poured into a humidor series tulip glass. Pours an orangey amber hue with a big light tan head that stands up. Slightly hazy.

Aromas of lime peel, tequila, if I concentrate, I can pick up the cumin, I think. It's an interesting mix. Not sure I can pick up any of the base beer notes.

Flavors lean hard on the tequila, with lime peel rolling in over the top, like a shot and a bite, no salt. No hops to speak of, no real malt character. It comes in layers, there is the initial tequila smack, followed quickly by the lime, then a hint of malt, then the tequila again, with a hint of cumin coming as you exhale. This is so beyond "beer" I'm not even sure what to call this.

Mouthfeel is medium, with tons of hot tequila alcohol warming the whole inside of your mouth, like a slow burn. There is a slickness after the swallow that has a salty "feel" to it.

Overall, this is an incredibly complex and flavorful beer. Although I don't drink tequila anymore (too many bad memories), this is surprisingly nice. You gotta try this at least once.

04-14-2012 03:37:03 | More by JamnesCameron
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-15-2014 01:16:12 | More by hopkrid
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El Murciélago from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.