Warmer Winter Winter Warmer | Cigar City Brewing

Warmer Winter Winter WarmerWarmer Winter Winter Warmer
BA SCORE
3.88/5
607 Ratings
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerWarmer Winter Winter Warmer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A old ale with american hop varietals that has a complex citrus and caramelized toffee aroma and underlying notes of chocolate.

Added by cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,103
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
607
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
174
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 207
Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into chalice glass. Pours cloudy burnt orange with an average tan, orange tinted, head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is dominated by caramel, toffee, maple, and more caramel, with a touch of vanilla, and a lightly burnt note as well. The flavor is a bit more of the bitter burnt note dominated by caramel, toffee, maple, and that same touch of vanilla. The body is full with average carbonation and a long caramel and lightly bitter finish. Overall, a pretty good winter warmer and glad to have tried this one out.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one is served from a 750ml bottle into a Stella Artois snifter. Pours a rather ruddy, muddy, brownish red color. Not exactly pleasing to the eyes. There is a nice, huge and rocky caramel tinted colored head of great retention.

Fruity in aroma with pineapple, some banana, plums, raisins. Loads of caramel backbone in the aroma. Not much hop aroma.

Flavors are a bit muddled. Nothing seems to fit together well. More pineapple and mango in the flavor. Toffee, alcohol really swoops in on this one, slightly boozy. Not very cohesive; quite jumbled. I don't know how else to explain it except that things seems disjointed. Perhaps this one is too young.

Not a huge fan of this one. I like the full body and chewy mouthfeel, but nothing really stood out with this one.

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Photo of mixed_master7
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Bonis
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MagillaGriller
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of thegerm87
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of chubby2u
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly chilled 25.4 oz. bomber into a 12 oz tulip. 2012-13 vintage.

Look- Medium amber with a reddish tinge. Two fingers of dense eggnog foam. Gobs of sticky lace

Smell- Mild, white raisin, vaguely perfumelike, bubblegum, light treacle, savory spice. Swirling brings out a sweeter, nutty, cherry aroma. Subtle and many-hued.

Taste- Similar to the aroma. Cherry, mint, aloe in light syrup, candied orange peel, maple, milk chocolate, toffee, quite sweet but never overly so. Hints of roast and a vague hop presence defy my expectation. Vaguely woody towards the finish. Lingering nougat. Alcohol is there but not as overt as anticipated. Pretty nice.

Mouthfeel- Full, sticky, smooth. Light carbonation, syrupy feel. Substantial. I'll re-cap the rest for tomorrow.

Overall- An interesting brew, definitely a barleywine feel. Big, bold, lots of layered flavors. It could be lighter, but that's obviously not what it's going for. Absolutely worth picking up, I wish I had a few more to hold onto.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a two finger high dense beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of citrus in the nose. As the beer warms up, these become stronger and toffee also becomes very apparent.
T: The overall taste is rather sweet and has flavors of toffee along with notes of chocolate and hints of citrusy hops. The combination of toffee and chocolate make the taste resemble a Tootsie Roll.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: The citrusy aromas are quite unusual and interesting for the style. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste, although the amount of sweetness is what will make you need to sip this beer.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Warmer Winter Winter Warmer from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 607 ratings
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