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Humidor Double American Black Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Humidor Double American Black AleHumidor Double American Black Ale

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BA SCORE
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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 24
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Enjoyed at the CC Tasting room. Big smoke aroma, a medium mouthfeel. Tons of flavour, interplay between the smoke, roast and hops. Lacey on a black body. Its like a shwartzbier on steroids, and good hops. Possibly best beer of my FL trip. A very good CC beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Jet black, inky, and glass-staining. Well, plastic-staining. Looks as thick and viscous as anything black that CCB makes.

Smell - Cedar and tons of it. Gives it a grapefruit aroma that is difficult to discern from hops.

Taste - Bright and cedary up front. Chocolate malts push it out of the way, but the cedar comes back in the finish. Sweet in the back too with a boozy bite

Mouthfeel - Very thick. Low carbonation. Still doesn't drink as heavy as my description would indicate.

Overall - It's pretty much a stout. Similar to Humidor Zhukov. Less viscous, hoppier, and less chocolatey. I guess that's what they're going for.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a full inch of light brown head that retains very well before eventually making its way down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of bubbly surface foam. Honeycomb-patterned lacing.

S- Oh dear lord. Magnificent nose of fresh cedar, hops and roasted malt. They all converge into a bouquet that's just about perfect IMO. It's peppery, sharp and inviting. There's also some caramel/brown sugar sweetness from the malt that just adds to the enjoyment and complexity.

T- Taste is much of the same. Powerful cedar twang on the palate with the hops and malt complementing. Alcohol is superbly well-hidden, though part of the flavor profile all the same, making this drink comparable to a fine cognac or bourbon that you would pair with a cigar. Also damn near perfect.

M- Sharp and slightly stingy from the alcohol, cedar and hops. I'm sure some age would fix that. Mostly full body and medium carbonation.

O- Thank you Cigar City for coming up with the brilliant concept for the Humidor Series beers. Who would've thought aging beer on cedar would lead to such deliciousness?

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On tap at BX Beer Depot's CCB Tap Takeover

Big time cedar in the nose and flavor - very aggressive. Chocolate, cocoa and tons of hops make this a very robust beer. Balanced with a restrained bitterness. Chocolatey cedar finish. One of the more interesting beers CCB has put out

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750mL bottle from Lueken's Liquors online. 11.99. Bottled 1/4/13. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours black with cola edges under the light and a dense half finger of vanilla head that leaves dark sheets of lace galore.

Smells of pine, roast, citrus and cedar.

Taste is big and bold with bitter hoppy pine, grapefruit rind, French roast coffee, cream, cedar,dark chocolate, oranges, vanilla, smoke, tobacco and a little pepper. A bit of alcohol burn on the back end but it blends in with the coplex, sweet roasty, hoppy bitterness. Really interesting and quite tasty.

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ThickNStout, Feb 23, 2013
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Humidor Double American Black Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.