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Humidor Double American Black Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

sblank, May 28, 2013
Photo of mattsdenney
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

mattsdenney, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

velcrogrip, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Rogorama, May 21, 2013
Photo of nesarebad
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 oz. bottle date January 2013. Might be a little too old for the style but think it should hold up quite well.

A - Pours almost bitch black with a voluminous two finger tan head. This beer looks great, delicate lacing lingers throughout my glass as I drink.

S - Faint hints of cedar, citrus-y hops and a faint touch of dark chocolat-y and roasted malts. Nothing here is overpowering, shows some good balance.

T - Sweet and hoppy on the front-end. Roasted malts and alcoholic bite in the middle. Finishes with a touch of cedar on the tongue, which is quite pleasant on the palate and is actually the most pleasant experience of tasting this beer.

M - If having a 'balanced' mouth-feel exists, I think this beer hits it. I think the flavor profile could stand for a little more malt-backbone, but that is not detracting from this beer. The cedar notes on the back-end round out the uniqueness.

Overall, this is a wonderfully crafted beer. In the limited experience I have had with cedar aged beers, Cigar City really knows what flavor profiles work. Would have again and would be interested in seeing what some age could to (with the hoppyness muted).

nesarebad, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

pixieskid, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

mhaugo, Apr 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mendvicdog, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

duceswild, Apr 06, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, almost black. Any hue is slight red but really opaque. 1.5 finger chocolate milk colour head fades to a foam in a couple minutes.

S: Pine, citrus, chocolate, licorice, tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple. Tar, slight woody smell in the after scent, definite cedar.

T: Nothing like it. At first I get all the thickness, sweetness, resinous, syrup with pine, then the cedar shines through along with the chocolate, tar, and licorice qualities. Smooth finnish without the long bitter hop burn that many doubles have. Black pepper in the back comes out after several sips.

M: Thick, in a really thick way, syrupy, resinous, oily, very low carbonation.

O: A masterpiece. The cedar scent and taste lingers and draws me back. Definite sipper, hides the alcohol in a very real way. Syrupy, sweet but not destructively so, quick finnish making it a desirable beer to keep drinking.

patre_tim, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Greenplastic615
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So, I've had this one a few times and really, really love it. This review based on a bottle I had last night, split with a few friends over board games (nerds!) :)

A - Pours black with a two finger khaki head. Looks like a black IPA should.

S - HUGE cedar notes, with some piney hops, and some roasty malt. The cedar is almost unbalanced in the smell, in a good way. I love cedar though, so I'm biased.

T - If you took a brewed a big double black IPA and transferred it into a giant cigar humidor for secondary fermentation, then bottled it, it would taste like this. Big wood notes that are right in line with the aroma. No way I'd peg this at 11%, there's no booze at all in the taste.

M - Appropriate for an 11% black IPA. Not really sure what else to say.

O - I wish this was available all the time, or at least made into a seasonal release. Black IPAs are a tricky style to execute well in my opinion, and Cigar City really nailed it. Would gladly drink again (and again).

Greenplastic615, Mar 21, 2013
Humidor Double American Black Ale from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.