SNACK ATTACK! - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Rifugium:
3.34/5 rDev -19.7%
First had: on tap at Hawthornes, Philly, PA
Dark brown-black pour with a foamy tan head that receded to a thick collar, leaving some lacing on the glass. "Peanut butter cups, milk duds, black licorice, chocolate-covered peanuts and salted caramel." Well, that's a way to get your expectations up. Unfortunately, it wasn't like that at all. In the nose, dark malts and burnt peanuts, and that was it. Taste was about the same, burnt peanuts taking the foreground, notes of dark roasty malts, and a hint of anise and black tea. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, absolutely no doubting that this was a porter and not a stout, body was about medium, with a little bit of warmth from the alcohol coming through. Overall decent, but more so an ambitious attempt that ultimately fell short.
02-27-2013 23:42:30 | More by Rifugium
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
On tap at Churchkey.
Two fingers of tan head and a deep brown body. As someone pointed out, good head retention for something brewed with nuts/oily stuff.
Smells vaguely boozy, but some saltiness, and peanut is definitely present. I'm excited already.
Tastes like snacktime! Chocolate pretzels and salty peanuts, rich, thick and delicious. Amazing flavor that I'd call groundbreaking; after hundreds of beers reviewed, nothing was even remotely similar to this.
Kinda thin feeling, but not weak.
One of the most interesting beers I've had this year. Basically read the description. If you think you might like it, you will. If you think you won't, you probably won't.
06-17-2012 22:11:55 | More by zaphodchak
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
I had this on-tap at Churchkey. Served in a 4 oz snifter.
Appearance: Pours very thick and black with a finger of tan head. I was surprised how well the head hung around given the fact that this beer is brewed with nuts. Leaves some lacing.
Smell: Honey roasted peanuts with a mild roast and malt sweetness. I'm getting some dark chocolate and alcohol heat.
Taste: Creamy and very sweet. The peanuts add a lot of flavor to this beer. The salt and dark chocolate go together very well. There is a caramel note along with sweet malt and some alcohol. The peanut flavor dominates to the finish.
Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side with a tingle of carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I really loved the peanuts, salt, and chocolate together. Everything worked well if you ask me. I think this would be a really nice desert.
06-13-2012 02:44:22 | More by oline73
District of Columbia
4.7/5 rDev +13%
From tap to snifter at ChurchKey DC on 6/7/12
A: This looks good and as it should. Dark, elegant brown to black. A minimal small and creamy head tops the beer. As it falls, a thick mocha collar and sticky lacing follow.
S: The nose is pretty wild. Freshly shelled peanuts, shaved cocoa nibs, freshly charred bark and what comes across like oragnic whole milk. I can't say I've ever come across a beer that quite resembles this, and I'm floored by it's originality.
T: Complex beyond it's pay grade. Simply stunning and more importantly, it's delicious. Charred cocoa hits the palate up front, which morphs into chocolate covered peanuts (you know, Goobers) on the mid. On the mid, I get a bit of creamy caramel and black licorice. The finish is slightly salty, and there's a lactic creaminess to it that blends beautifully with the flavor profile. There is a shit ton going on here, and I can understand that this might not appeal to all. But to me and my palate, this kicks all kinds of sexy ass.
S: Not overly viscous, yet it's as smooth as a baby's bottom. Elegant. The beer is silky, it's complex in the mouth and it's nothing if not a pleasure to drink.
O: One of the more auscpicious craft brewing debuts I've encountered. If Bluejacket can continue making beers even half this good, then I'm pushing all in. This is a wonderful, out of control and extreme idea that actually turned out to be a massive if not polarizing success. Cheers to the trio of breweries involved with this SNACK ATTACK! My hats off to a job (more then) well done.
06-18-2012 04:27:08 | More by Rhettroactive
4.7/5 rDev +13%
This is good!
A: Very dark with creamy mocha head, little lacing.
S: Like a babe ruth, roasty, chocolatey, peanut butter.
T: Wow glad I tried this. Delicious, very robust with dark chocolates and a creamy peanut taste, a tad salty. Tiny bit of alcohol burn.
M:Typical cigar city mouthfeel, very full with a wet finish.
O: Great offering, a little different than most ccb porters but fantastic none the less. Hope they make this again!
06-21-2012 16:41:01 | More by Mposha
3.05/5 rDev -26.7%
Collaboration between Bluejacket, Cigar City, and Funky Buddha. On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.
Pours a fairly-dark brown with a tan head and a bit of lacing as it goes down the glass. Thin collar throughout.
The nose starts off with what is a really nice chocolate character. Just a bit of sweetness paired with some dark chocolate notes plus a bit of roast. After that, the peanuts come through, though their character lends more of a peanut-shell character than something like peanut butter.
The flavor takes the same progression as the nose, with the initial chocolate taste being quite nice when paired with the underlying malt, though quickly the peanuts and especially the salt take over, ruining the initial flavors. The salt really just doesn't work in a beer of this nature.
Body is medium with good carbonation and a nice creaminess, though most of the positives of the beer are washed away with salt.
Overall, I think this could have been a really good beer. My comment after half a glass was that this would have been a really good chocolate porter. The addition of peanuts might have gone either way, though probably would have been for the worse, and then the salt took it off the cliff.
06-08-2012 11:42:52 | More by Thorpe429
SNACK ATTACK! from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.