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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
91
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Photo of Sammy
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Sammy, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's place.

Bottled 1/4/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, herbal hops, and wood. Taste is much the same with a cedar wood flavor that lingers on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice woody presence in the aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.4%

djrn2, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

acurtis, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Texasfan549, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.4%

kjkinsey, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger tan head with excellent lacing on a jet black head.

S: excellent hops and malt balance with earthy hops, peat, roasted malts, cream and milk chocolate.

T: very sweet for what I was expected. Molasses, syrup, milk chocolate, roasted malts, earthy hops, cedar, with espresso bitterness in the finish.

M: creamy with light to moderate carbonation, thick body.

Overall: this one was just too sweet for me. Otherwise the balance between the black malts and hops is excellent. The cedar is well applied, excited to try this one.

kylehay2004, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours with a two finger head of tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head fades at an average pace and leaves thick lace on the glass.

S - Pungent, fruity, pine hops with notes of resin, mango, and sweat.

T - Spicy chocolate up front with caramel and some pepper. Lots of mango and pineapple hops in the middle with a transition to pine in the finish. Black pepper, pineapple, smoke, and resinous pine that lingers on the palate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a moderately sweet finish.

D - Wow, this is a really intense beer. Fruity, spicy, really hoppy with a lot of dark malt but oddly the hops push both the alcohol and the roast to the side. The cedar comes out more that it ever has for me in one of CC's Humidor beers and I like the way it works with both the hops and the dark malt. Get one if you can, it is well worth trying.

nickfl, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -2.4%

oline73, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mendvicdog, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

beernads, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

oriolesfan4, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -2.4%

InspectorBob, May 05, 2014
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

drewone, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

duceswild, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

BARFLYB, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Gonzoillini, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

sendbeer, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

ShanePB, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Rhettroactive, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Lare453, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Cigar City Tampa FL for 6$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation and there is some fantastic lacing. The head lasted for 5-6 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, coffee/chocolate, light woody notes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with coffee and chocolate. There is also a slight woodiness but not as much as I expected. It ends with a roasted malt aftertaste with some lingering hops.

Overall - One of the better Cigar City beers I've had.. although this is also one of my favourite styles of beer. I think the 750ml bottles cost somewhere around 15$ so I was glad I got to try it on tap for 6$.

spinrsx, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -2.4%

BGsWo22, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of maximum12
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to moose3285 for this one; I'm feeling woody, & this CC is never shy about bringing some serious splinters to their Humidor bottles. 750ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour matches the name, dark enough that even the edges are opaque. Sure 'nuff, the cedar bites the nostrils with several planks. Underneath is a vaguely herbal note, pine, toffee. An odd mix of smells that isn't exactly rolling out the WELCOME mat, but isn't off-putting, either.

Humidor Double American Black Ale - say that ten times fast. First thing that hits the tongue is that this 'black ale' is close to the viscosity weight class of Zhukov's, or, motor oil in the engine block at roughly -40 degrees; a feel I wasn't expecting, but the thickness is gorgeous. The actual taste, aided by the sludge, veers more towards super-hoppy big-stout territory. Small pine stand hits the palate, or a grove of cedars with pine needles. Roast is hard after both, bitter enough that it might involve hops, too. Mild chocolates. I'm hitting this way to hard for a big beer on a Tuesday evening.

OK, OK, I'll admit I've let this one languish in the fridge because, hey, who really likes "black ales"? Idiots, that's who. Oh, me now, too. At least this one. An excellent, kick-ass beer that manages to bring together flavors that normally repulse one another. Another impressive exercise from the CC wizards.

maximum12, Oct 09, 2013
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Humidor Double American Black Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.