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Cigar City / Funky Buddha / BlueJacket - Snack Attack | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City / Funky Buddha / BlueJacket - Snack AttackCigar City / Funky Buddha / BlueJacket - Snack Attack
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
El Catador Club bottle #2

Style: Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Vanilla, Cacao Nibs, Peanuts and Salt
ABV: 11.2%
IBU: 39

A wonderful confluence of collaboration, barrel-aging and reviving an old hit. Snack Attack was originally brewed in 2012 as a three-way collaboration with an up-and-coming Florida brewery called Funky Buddha and a brewery-in-planning called Bluejacket D.C. Fast forward six years and Funky Buddha is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and Bluejacket D.C. boasts an incredible production facility and one of the coolest brewery spaces in the country to enjoy a beer.

The beer is inspired by different candies and concession stand goodies. The original 2012 release was brewed at Cigar City Brewing and released in Florida and Washington, DC, and was not barrel-aged. This second go-around is aged in American whiskey barrels and boasts a very similar recipe. Again, our brewers are going for "candy": peanuts and cacao nibs give a pronounced "peanut butter cup" flavor, the salt plays with some of the specialty malts to lend a salted caramel quality, and Belgian-malted barley brings to mind chocolate-covered raisins.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
pDev:
5.39%
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
4
Trade:
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of maximum12
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The Cigar City 750ML bottles show up, & I can’t quit them. Another on headed to the toilet by way of my intestines. Split with my wife.

The black stream gives off a whiff of candy bar, which is the point, right? My wife yelled “Snickers!” as she stuck her face in it, so she agrees. Peanuts galore, chocolate, hint of barrel. Seems good.

Snack Attack begs the question: how do they do this? Peanuts, peanuts, peanuts, say it with me, rhyme with it, peanuts. Roasted peanuts cut with cocoa, with a pinch of sea salt. Faint, weak barrel right before a finish of mild, smooth vanilla. Then some peanuts. Big, thick, satisfying, this is a gulping stout. Bold & stunning.

If I had a sufficient stash, I’d give up dinner & just start soloing a bomber of El Cat every night. This is the third bottle we’ve popped & all three have been excellent, but this one tops even those efforts. El Cat #9 is shaping up to be epic.

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Photo of sendsilk
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 7irondave
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Stark tar black with a thick and vibrantly pinkish mocha foam slowly fading to thin wisps surrounded by a thick collar.

Roasted Spanish peanuts explode off the nose right away, giving way to salted pretzels and milk chocolate. This is insane!

Taste is total Snickers! Thick up front yet light and fluffy with a velvetty body and a sticky semi-dry finish, a mild heat of whiskey gives way to Milk Duds and chocolate covered pretzels before turning back to splintery oak and developing salted caramel as it warms. Delicious!!

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerBeast
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThickNStout
3.95/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador Club. Bottled 11/14/18. Served in a Cigar City teku. Enjoyed 1/25/19.

Pours midnight black with a tall cap of dense, deep mocha foam. The head recedes slowly, leaving a thin band but little else.

Aromas are initially rich and inviting. Whiskey-soaked fudge, caramel vanilla cream, chocolate covered peanuts, wet wood and a little roasty malt character. As it warms an earthy peanut skin note becomes more than a little distracting.

Tastes boozey and decadent. Peanut skins, dark chocolate, strong whiskey, cooked caramel, licorice, wet burnt wood, frosted cereal and some faint candied dark fruit.

Mouth-coating, full feel with velvety carbonation. Boozey, bittersweet aftertaste of peanut, whiskey and malted milk balls.

Cigar City’s collaboration edition of El Catador continues, this time reprising a movie theater snack-inspired stout first brewed about 5 years ago with Funky Buddha and Blackjacket. Whiskey Barrel Aged Snack Attack is a boozier, even more decadent version of that creation with rich fudge, woodsy whiskey and plenty of roasted peanut flavor.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopkrid
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cigar City / Funky Buddha / BlueJacket - Snack Attack from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 18 ratings