Bohr | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in Collaboration with Mikkeller

Stout brewed with raisins and spice

Added by womencantsail on 02-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Hunahpu Day 2013 pour #4. Listed as 2011 vintage. Makes sense. Pours black with tan head. Roasty, hoppy chocolate smell, heavy on the roasted grain. Hmmm. Sour roasted grain taste, very sweet, too. There is some bit of chocolate, but it is mostly this big roasty flavor that does not jibe with the sourness. Heavy mouthfeel as with other stouts, but cut through a bit by the sourness. Not sure I am into this one. The flavors don't seem to meld well. Thick mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. I wonder if this keg they were pouring was contaminated.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.58/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Viscous black body. No head while it pours, but a mocha head wells up at the end. Glass staining, like other CCB stouts.

Smell - Ouch, metallic and acidic. This smells way past its prime. Lots of dark fruits and raisins, but it's got a sharp acidic character. Dark chocolate and very dark roasted malts.

Taste - Equally harsh. Intense tang and metallic flavors. Raisins still strong. Dark chocolate, coffee, and very dark burnt malts. Acrid finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Sharp acidity. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Wish I'd rated it long ago. But it serves to know that this is no longer any good.

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Pours black as night with a finger of dark tan head. Head fades to a ring. Smell is sweet with smoke and roast. Some mild dark fruit as well. Taste isn't nearly as sweet as Dirac. Mild smoke with more sweet fruit than the smell. No real spice here. Thick body, but less than Dirac.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip. Figured the members of Plan 9 Burlesque would enjoy a beer named after Neils Bohr.

A - Dark mocha foam quickly settles to a thin collar, leaving a few stray wisps and no lacing - just a brownish film. Pitch black. Not quite as imposing as Zhukov's, but fairly similar.

S - Big molasses, raisin, dark fruits, milk chocolate, a touch of rum-evoking spices, and some burnt malt and tar in the periphery. Alcohol is well-hidden after roughly 18 months of cellaring.

T - The taste is quite similar, with hefty doses of molasses, raisins, baker's chocolate, light nutmeg and rum spices, a touch of char and smoke.

M - Big and viscous, with lower carbonation, and not much alcohol presence. Dry and smokey texture that seems to lack the stickiness that most Cigar City stouts have.

D - This was pretty enjoyable stuff. It's not mind-blowing, but it's well-made, fairly balanced, and hides its alcohol well. There's a bit of smoke and tar that's reminiscent of Mikkeller stouts, but it's dialed down by a factor of 10 here and works pretty well.

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Photo of corby112
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a viscous, dark black color that's completely opaque with a one finger dark mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Looks incredible!

Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with a balanced of roasted and sweet malt notes as well as some dark fruit and sweet booze. Subtle peppery zest followed by roasted dark malt, chocolate, coffee bean, toast and oatmeal. There's also some lactic cream and lighter chocolate malt notes followed by vinous raisin, grape and fig.

Medium bodied with a prominent peppery spice presence up front that's countered by a complex malt bill, vinous fruit and boozy sweetness. Slightly viscous with pepper, ginger and and clove followed by roasted chocolate malt, tobacco, toffee and robust coffee bean. The roasted character is countered by sweeter malt notes, lactic cream and dark fruit notes. Hints of raisin, plum and fig give some needed sweetness toward the end of the palate which is followed by subtle boozy heat. Still, the high ABV is relatively well maxed, making this complex sipper easier to drink than expected.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

A thick, heavy, substantial body that's just about black as can be. The body of the beer appears somewhat oily and shiny, and doesn't leave much stick down the glass.

The aroma of this beer was it's best aspect. It was rich with bittersweet notes of chocolate, dark fruits, roast, and coffee. While all these aromas sound simply typical of the style, the chocolate aroma in particular was bold, authentic, and very expressive.

The flavor, while still certainly better than average, was disappointing after such an incredible aroma. The chocolate, roast, and dark fruit flavors were still there, but seemed just a touch muddled together.

Thick bodied with low carbonation. Very nice.

A fine imperial stout, but not one of Cigar City's finest.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ehammond1 for sharing this one during our post Churchill's tasting!

Pours a thick opaque black with no head whatsoever. No lacing on this one. However, there is a thin sticky film that clings to the glass if you swirl the beer around. Smell is of dark roasted malt, dark fruits (especially raisins), and some spice aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, dark fruit, and the spices. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a thick and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in 2011.

Appearance: Pours out a black body with a sporadic, toasted khaki head.

Smell: The Bohr version smells rough, roasty with an addition of charred toast, cherrywood smoked raisins, and a few stray cocoa nibs.

Taste: A fairly sweet taste of bittersweet chocolate, like a spoonful of Smucker's chocolate topping. Very, very low hint of vanilla bean. A sly sliver of shoyu. A whisper of tartness accompanying the raisiny flavor. Noted touches of earthiness. The bitterness present seems more a product of the roasted malts. Warming alcohol throughout. Fruity, sweetish, roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: You know, it's a decent, collaborative stout. Now then, pass the Hunahpu’s!

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Photo of Brabander
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We had this beer at tasting two weeks ago at my cousin Peters place. Great beers and great fun.

This beer was poured in my Essen Christmasbeerfestivalglass (what a word for wordfeud!) Got thos bottle in a trade with MCLK!

Overall this beer disappointed me. I hear a lot of good things about this brewer and i had one or two bottle which were (very) good bus also some which were naaah!

The positive i can say about this beer is that the smell is really super. This is how a stout should smell.

The taste is too flat and that is a pity.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer from Ibrew2or3... Dave is a cool cat.

This brew pretty much is identical to my regular Dirac review except without the fruity esters and with more hersheys syrup flavors and aromas..

I would lover to actually know what made them different.

All 4's.

Thanks again Dave... that was a historic tasting.

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Photo of kirok1999
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cheesemoose for getting this for me in a trade.
Pours black with a rising head that looks like a brown sponge. Think and leggy in the glass, coats the side like a heavy coat of paint.
Smells a bit metallic, just hints of chocolate, deep and dark malts, but very little sweetness or spice. I expected a hit of sweetness from the raisins. Guess I should stop expecting stuff.
Taste is complex, and again, not at all what I expected. First sip is dark and musky, like bittersweet chocolate smells. Very little sweetness, I really don't notice raisins at all. There are some dark fruits but not enough to bounce out at you. The spice, whatever it is, lends a nice complexity. It brings out the other notes of the brew, mild coffee, chocolate, dates, just a hint of alcohol and some caramel.
Very thick and creamy and nice to sip on a cool evening, which is exactly what I did. Well constructed and complex and all in all, a good stout.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.13/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

From 750mL bottle to snifter on 11/13/11 at a small tasting with friends
*From notes

A: As it should, though it's a bit more of a rich brown then it is black. A good pour yields a 1.25 finger head that's creamy and tight.

S: Raisinated dark vine fruit.

T: At least it begins well. Rich cocoa kicks the fore into action. But one this hits the mid-palate, it's over, as it all kind of comes off like a raisinated, oxidized splatter-ass shit-show. In so many words, this is fucking awful.

M: Rich enough. It ain't Hunahpu, but it'll suffice.

O: I was stoked to break into this, as I supplied the entire three part series to the tasting group. And wouldn't you know that both this and Dirac tossed major tranny salad. I really can't say if this had merely fallen off, or if the doo-doo flavor profile was intended. Either way I don't really care, as I hope this is warning enough to steer clear of this train wreck.

Hands down the worst CCB or Mikkeller brew I've ever had.

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Photo of billab914
2.04/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. Shared at a recent small tasting. It poured black in color with a thin, bubbly head sticking to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a big raisin like flavor to it, it's almost like smelling a box of raisins only with more tartness. A little dark chocolate comes out, but it's not enough to save it. The dark fruit and raisin flavors just didn't work at all for me with the tartness. It was just very strange, and not very appealing.

The taste seems to have a strong liquid raisin and prune juice like flavor to it. I get some notes of roasty coffee and bitter chocolate trying to come through, but they are definitely overshadowed. A tart, very slightly sour dark fruit flavor mixes with some harsher tannin like flavors towards the finish.

The mouthfeel is thick with lower carbonation. Overall this was pretty much undrinkable for nearly everyone that tried it. I drain-poured at least half my sample after making some notes. Liquefied raisin is all I could think of while tasting it. Pretty bad overall.

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Photo of mdvatab
2.34/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Received in recent trade. Got a bottle of Dirac last month, and thoroughly enjoyed it. (Also looking forward to trying the Niels bottle I got earlier this year.)
When I pried the cap off, I noticed some residue (possibly dried beer and rust) around the rim of the bottle. I also checked the bottlecap and noticed a bit of rust.
Poured from 750ml bottle into Bordeaux glass.

Aroma: A 1-2 punch of rich, chocolatey malt and a tart, almost metallic character. I also picked up some espresso beans and cocoa powder. The tartness kind of concerned me.

Appearance: Pitch black body, and one finger of dark tan foam, which falls slowly. Head leaves a nice layer of foam on inside of glass. Nothing wrong here.

Flavor: Similar to the aroma, unfortunately, but the tartness is a bit overwhelming. Upon checking other reviews for this one, I quickly confirm what I'd suspected. This brew was not meant to have a tart edge to it. It looks like an extremely unlucky time for me with one of my favorite breweries, CCB's, brews... Two infected bottles in the past week.

Mouthfeel: Body of the beer is full, and carbonation is medium-low. Infection results in tartness and astringency, which is not congruent with this style.

Overall: A big disappointment. Based on the other reviews for this beer, it looks like I just got unlucky this time. Really wish I could try a good bottle of Bohr, but I already burned through some considerable cellar capital to obtain this one. Will keep my fingers crossed that the bottle of Nielsbohrium I have lined-up for tonight is a good one.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a dark brown murky color with a tan collared head. Roasty, dark fruits like raisin, and leather in the nose. Sweet upfront with notes of dark fruit, tobacco, leather, with a slight bitterness in the end. Some dark chocolate notes as well but minimal compared to everything else. Some booze notes.

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Photo of seeswo
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle enjoyed next to Neilsbohrium and Dirac.

Pours black with a tiny brownish head that becomes a tiny brown ring of foam quickly. The nose is dry, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa with big spice and raisin. Smells fine. Taste is a bit dry for my preferences, and is noticeably lacking the rum that brings the Neilsbohrium together. A bit of spice, malts, dark fruit, coffee, cocoa. The mouthfeel was fine - medium with medium carbonation. Bohr was probably my favorite between Bohr and Dirac, but I didn't really appreciate much of a difference. This beer really needed the rum barrels.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep black with no head, but a dirty brown ring at the glass edges. Coats the glass well - high viscosity.

Smell -- Dark roast malt, coffee-like roast, cocoa sweetness, fig and raisin. Overall: rich and moderately complex.

Taste -- Quite roasty with more dark fruit sweetness than was evident in the nose, dark chocolate, and more raisin.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with mild carbonation. If it was a little thicker the light carbonation would probably have been more forgivable.

Overall -- Really not bad, though I wouldn't go so far as to say that I was amazed by it.

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Photo of jisom123
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this Side-by-side with the Nielsbohrium. We drank this guy first. Glad we didn't go the other direction. This beer is excellent, but not nearly as good as the Nielsbohrium.

This is a classic Imperial Stout. This would be a great measuring stick for the rest of the American double/IS.

I would love to have a fridge full of these guys.

If you see it, buy it.

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Photo of Brittmb29
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cigar City Take Over at The Funky Buddha in Boca Raton, FL. Bohr on draft in a 12oz snifter (from notes)

A- Black opaque body w/thin rim of brown bubbles no lace, more slick against glass.

S- roasted sweetness, alcohol followed by mild hops and fruity scent.

T- roasty mild chocolate with milky sweetness from beginning to end, balanced with with citrus flavor in hops and dark fruit from raisin.

M- moderate carbonation. medium w/ slight clingy feeling during sip dries but some beer flavor lingers.

never thought this would be one of the super secret brews at the takeover! very lucky to try on draft since a bottle probably wouldn't have been possible.

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Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Absolutely no light gets through, but retains a great foam ring around the glass.

S: A lot of roast barley and smokiness from the Black Patent, and also some Raisin

T: A lot of smokiness, with some raisin and fig along with some minute dark chocolate.

M: Nice carbonation, and great smoothness

O: This is not as good as Dirac, but still pretty good. Honestly Dirac was a lot better; Bohr was a lot smokier and not as sweet. Both were very different.

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Photo of socon67
4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Corsendonk chalice - Brewed in 2011.

A - Pours a rich dark brown, opaque with no visible carbonation of lacing. Pours syrupy thick.

S - A potent scent of raisins, spices, and chocolate. Very much like Quaker raisin spice oatmeal. Incredible aroma that after settling gives off a coffee smell.

T - Up front blast of dried fruit and spice. Next it has a coffee bitterness, and ends with a boozy warming taste.

M - This is a pure sipper and feels heavy. While smooth, it coates the palate like cough syrup. Not a gentle stout.

O - Very impressed with this one. The raisin flavor and spicy notes make this a tasty big stout. Very thankful to a good friend who brought this back from the CCB shop. Another reason to love this brewery.
(*My 200th review)

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Photo of russwbeck
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starting my Bohr/Dirac/Nielsbohrium tasting!

A: Black motor oil pour with a wonderful brown head. It doesn't last long, but I revelled it as it lasted.

S: Lots of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Really strong smell.

T: Not as big as I was expecting. The chocolate is muted. Basically all coffee, lasts on the palate for a long time.

MF: Dark, heavy, well carbonated, a bit boozy.

O: I liked it. Not terribly balanced, but it makes me look forward to the other two in the set!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich dark black in color with a completely opaque and dark look to it. Rich tan colored head rose up to at least an inch and a half before settling down into a whispy cloud on top and tons of side glass lacing, perfect. The aroma was sublime, rich cocoa and coffee notes that swirled together effortlessly wth light hints of oak and rich sweet smells just swirling about it. As I took the first sip I nearly fell over. This is what I have been looking for in a big coffee stout. INSANE. Rich coffee flavors that were perfectly balanced against the rich oak and chocolate notes that I love in my oaked yeti. Smooth, seductive big bodied fel that made this a sublime sipper that offered no hint of the alcohol in it at all.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a deep black color with a tan head. Looks like a Cigar City stout should look.

The aroma is heavy on the chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Everything you want in a big, imperial stout is here.

The flavor is more of the same. I get an intense roasted malt character as well as a lot of chocolate and coffee. There is a little bit of raisin character and the alcohol is very well hidden. An excellent tasting and smelling imperial stout.

Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted side by side with Dirac. Review is from notes.

Appearance is pretty much the same as Dirac.

Nose is again pretty darn similar to Dirac. It's slightly more roasty, and has less of the raisin notes.

Again pretty similar to Dirac. Differences include additional carob notes, and it's more roasty.

Mouthfeel is again pretty similar to Dirac. It's a bit more dry though, and the alcohol is hidden a tad better.

Pretty similar to Dirac. I liked this slightly less than Dirac, but not significantly enough to rate it differently.

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