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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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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 22
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Reviews by mattsdenney:
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4.1/5  rDev 0%

Bomber purchase in DeLand, FL. Brought back to Nashville (along with many other CCB beers).

A: Pours thick, dark pitch black. Thick dark brown sticky head. Oily, looks heavy.

S: Scents of piney hops, coffee, caramel, smoky malt, and dark chocolate. Smells excellent.

T: Fantastic taste. A perfect balance of bitter hops, sweet caramel, and strong coffee all mixed with a heavy boozy backbone. This one is strong and it lets you know it quickly. Reminds me of an RIS infused with heavy hops. All around great flavor.

M: As expected the mouthfeel is thick and oily. Very heavy and almost syrupy which is exactly what I would have expected.

O: Overall yet another excellent brew from CCB. I am yet to be disappointed and am really enjoying this particular offering.

05-26-2013 02:49:42 | More by mattsdenney
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-24-2013 02:26:00 | More by mverity
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-12-2013 04:24:14 | More by mctizzz
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-02-2013 00:40:11 | More by wo87810
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-11-2013 19:51:39 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-03-2014 12:52:27 | More by johnyb
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-17-2013 03:20:56 | More by acurtis
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Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

01-21-2013 03:03:37 | More by Sammy
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5/5  rDev +22%

03-02-2013 22:31:03 | More by troegaarden
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-19-2013 20:38:35 | More by Lucho
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

01-26-2013 06:08:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

01-25-2013 00:47:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-25-2013 06:18:22 | More by cyrushire
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-06-2014 23:20:53 | More by dvmin98
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-24-2013 02:19:21 | More by awdturboiv
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-26-2013 16:12:40 | More by lionssoccer13
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-17-2013 01:46:43 | More by Goodwire80
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-31-2014 00:15:58 | More by HoldenDurden
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-10-2013 16:38:33 | More by user785335
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North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +13.4%

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?

02-11-2013 21:14:03 | More by Immortale25
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

01-25-2013 18:52:20 | More by scottyshades
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-23-2013 04:32:51 | More by mikediesel124
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-30-2013 07:42:46 | More by BobSacamano12
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4.39/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

Smooth, velvety, oily medium heavy body with moderate-to-mild carbonation. Cedar, pine and roast aftertaste with a tinge of boozey cooling.

The cedar adds a very distinctive element to a well done base American black ale. Far superior to the Humidor Jai Alai for my tastes. An intricate dichotomy of hops and roast that is made that much more facinating by aging on cedar spirals. One of the best ABAs I've tried and another strong entry from the beer wizards at Cigar City.

02-23-2013 05:14:17 | More by ThickNStout
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-08-2013 02:40:16 | More by mendvicdog
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Humidor Double American Black Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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