Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Bourbon | Cigar City Brewing

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4.08/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
El Catador Club Exclusive

A small amount of the 2015 version of our perennial cool weather strong ale was put into white oak bourbon barrels: A boozy nose of dates, raisins and red apple is complimented by light wood aromas and a touch of vanilla while the palate of this huge beer boasts molasses, brown sugar and maple syrup flavors and a drying, tannic finish from extensive aging in white oak bourbon barrels.

Added by mattreitz49 on 08-30-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
50
pDev:
8.09%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
Trade:
6
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Photo of emottram
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

El Catador Club - Bottled in 2016.

A - Pours a hazy, raisin brown color with very thin toffee colored lacing.

S - Raisins, dates, figs, vanilla, brown sugar, and molasses.

T - Maple, some woodiness, figs, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, raisins, figs, dates, and a substantial amount of warming on the way down. On the very end after the heat dies down a little there is some piney bitterness.

M - Rich, silky texture and very thick/heavy. Sits sugary and sticky on the lips, and coagulates on the tongue.

O - Old Ales aren't my gig but this one is solid and 'do enjoy the barrel aged personality of this beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring a prune juice color but filling to dark brown-copper, then nearly black, this has a dense, fluffy two-finger blanket that leaves some stalactite layers of lace.

Tobacco, prune, light barrel, dark grape, deep char, fine brandy, caramel, maple, and brown sugar. This is a complex, gut-warming beer that bucks the holiday beer trend and isn't trying to bludgeon you to death with the entire spice rack.

This is a well-crafted, mature indulgence that's great for a cold evening.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a fairly dark brown, with a small head, and no lacing.

This smells quite sweet, with a good level of bourbon, lots of dark fruit and berries, sweet caramel, and lots of woodiness.

This would be very hard to take down alone, but luckily I didn't have to do that. It's quite sweet, with delicious berry desert flavors, port and bourbon, raisins, and oak.

This is medium bodied, a bit slick but pretty drinkable anyway.

I could tell that is may be starting to decline, but right now, it's quite nice.

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Photo of monketeeth
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nose is spice and bourbon. Nice silky mouthfeel. Taste is........Whoa! Much better then expected after reading some of the reviews. This is really outstanding! Much better than the original. A very nice surprise.

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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into an El Catador snifter. Bottle dated 08/26/16 etched on the side of the bottle neck. Aroma is sweet malt and molasses with oak and bourbon notes from the barrel. The taste starts out with a quick and lingering wave of sweetness with a warming finish. This barrel aged version of Warmer Winter is thicker (more body) and more sweet than the non-barrel aged version of this beer. The bourbon barrels give it another added layer of complexity.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle. Deep brown with a big khaki head. Smells of bourbon, nutty malts, brown sugar, lots of booze and sugar. Tastes of bourbon, lots of oak. Strong caramel malt and brown sugar throughout. Bitter back end. Heavy and boozy. Very heavy. Very much a struggle to drink because of its size. Dessert in small quantities, but undrinkable in any quantity larger than that.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours two shades shy of black with a quarter inch, khaki-colored head that quickly disperses into a skim. Nose expresses cocoa, dark fruits, molasses and bready notes. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of sugar molasses and a hint of spice. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild, even carbonation. Overall, really quite tasty - could probably benefit form a little more time in the cellar.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml El Cat bottle into two Savor tekus with Lisa. Dark brown with big head and nice lacing. Smells of really sweet toffee, caramel, and molasses. Some bourbon, toasty oak, and a touch of booze. Taste is really sweet. Fig and bourbon hits first, big caramel in middle, and finish is a lingering oak - pretty dry finish considering the sweetness of the rest. Feel is chewy and thick, medium low carb. This is a great beer, right on the verge of being too sweet. Should hit its sweet spot over the next 3-9 months.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Bourbon from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 50 ratings