Storming Of The Floridablanca | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dfhhead25 on 12-18-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
48
pDev:
6.48%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark raisin brown color with thin lacing with lots of legs on the side of the glass, nice viscosity.

S - Anise / black licorice, rum, oak, some smokey dark roasted malt.

T - Licorice, rum, some dark fruit, and oak tannin.

M - Full bodied and silky.

O - Glad to have tried this Catador Club beer.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown and nearly opaque with a dark tan to brown head that fades to a ring of foam after a minute or two. A low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate malts, rum, and oaky vanilla. Leathery, and mild dark fruit. I don’t get any particular licorice on the nose at least. But pretty decent.

T: Chocolate, rum, and oak. Roasted malts and vanilla. There’s a yeasty sweetness with a mild fruity character. A mild sweetness mid-palate that I think is the licorice or anise. Leathery sweet malts mix with the rum. This stays fairly sweet through the swallow, with just a touch of roasty bitterness.

M: This has the body of a substantial porter, but don’t know what to compare to “average” given the vagueness of style. The alcohol flavors are integrated nicely, and fairly low carbonation sensation.

O: I liked this way, way better than I expected to from the description. I do wish it was a little thicker, but this is a beer that rum barrels work with nicely. Nice chocolate sweetness to the malt body. I guess on consideration, I don’t know what licorice root (vs licorice) is supposed to taste like. But this was pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of Soneast
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L Dark brown with a dark mahogany tint to it. Light brown head that subsided quickly with no lacing.

S Sweet figs and raisins, chard oak, dark rum and molasses.

T Tasty but sweet. Oak, figs, dates, raisins, chard wood and molasses up front with oak and more dark fruit in the middle followed by a hint of dark rum and just a little bit of licorice.

F Thick, creamy and slightly oily with a nice moderate carbonation.

O A fairly complex brew with well hidden ABV. A unique sipper with a nice slight warming and unusual floavor profile. Glad I had the chance.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark shiny red-edged black with a thin tan ring.

Smell is sticky dark fruits such as cocoa dusted fig with molasses and bourbon.

Taste has a substantial wood and char presence with a hint of maple in the bourbon. Walnut flavor is then introduced to this dry, savory yet semi-sweet monster with a cocoa and Raisinette swallow. Yet, the middle is slick and sticky, and since I have the just released Madeira barrel-aged Barleywine right next to it, I can definitively say this has a more chocolatey, almost Stout-like profile by comparison, with hints of cigar in the finish.

A mild to light, thin carbonation runs through a medium-light body.

CCB shows yet again how well they excel at the Barleywine and Strong Ale game!

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of giediprime41
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imperialking
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tan head. Black in color.

Rum, spice, oak, vanilla, licorice root, caramel, chocolate, figs, molasses.

Medium bodied. A little roast.

This is an okay beer.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into an El Catador glass. Pours a dark black color that doesn't let any light in with a dark tan head. The aroma is sweet, roasty and full of rum and oak from the rum barrels used in the barreling process. The taste features a lingering sweetness, maybe a hint of the licorice notes, and a warming character in the finish from the high ABV and barrel.

I'm thankful that the licorice isn't overpowering as I'm not a huge fan of licorice. The licorice notes do become more prevalent in the nose and taste as the beer warms but I still don't think it's overdone. Overall, another solid barrel aged beer from Cigar City.

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Photo of Farnswurth
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Storming Of The Floridablanca from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 48 ratings