Dirac - Oak Aged | 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)

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Added by FLBeerGuy on 03-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.92/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had the opportunity to experience this beer in Cigar Cities new tasting room. It's an Amazing beer that should be made more often.

Nice vanilla and chocolate aromas came up after the woody scent.

Intense flavor of dark fruits, coffee, and dark chocolate. Not bitter or boozy. Not very similar in taste to other Cigar City stout variants. To me anyway. More on it's own platform. Could be from the age on it. Just had balance to it with everything going on. Mouthfeel was in between thick and thin.

Not jet black in appearance.Though to me this is not much of a factor to enjoy it.

Not an extreme amount of carbonation to it either. Just the right level.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a free near pint of this beer because the keg kicked right when I ordered it. Sweet. served in a plastic pint glass (I quickly poured it into my snifter). Beer is black with a thick brown head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate to high carbonation. Nice retention.

Aroma is roasty and sweet with hints of oak.

Beer is medium in body and sweet with a nice bitterness at the end, not a dry finish but there is some subtle vanilla and other oak characters. Very drinkable stout for being so late in the day / game. I really enjoyed it and I'd have it again.

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4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Sean for hooking this up.

A - Black beer, small mocha head. Didn't stick around long and left nothing on the sides.

S - Lots of oak, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla. Really just a great blend of flavors with a burnt/charred malt backbone that resists being too burnt. As Alex indicated, this does remind me a bit of some Mikeller beers, with the char and sweetness going.

M - Taste is a lot of char and wood, mixed with molasses, dark fruit, and then chocolate. It's pretty good, but you have to enjoy the char aspect of these beers to love it.

M - Smooth, fuller bodied, lower carbonation.

O - Really good, liked this a bit better than the regular Dirac and would love to have it again.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted side by side with Bohr and regular Dirac. From notes.

Looks pretty much the same as both Bohr and Dirac.

Again quite similar to Bohr and Dirac. Compared to Dirac the oak lends a nice spice, and also some vanilla notes.

The taste differs quite a lot from it's non oak aged counterpart. Spicey oak, raisin, baker's chocolate, vanilla, roasty notes, some dark fruits and fudge brownies. Quite layered and complex.

Mouthfeel is pretty much the same as regular Dirac. I didn't note any differences.

Definitely the best of the 3. Oak aging added a lot to it.

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my homie, JW for the growler. This was the only one I didn't get a growler of at the release and I was regretting it. Poured into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours black, mocha head, no cap. Just blackness.

S - Booze, dark fruits, oak, molasses, caramel. The booze is smooth and the sweetness is very nice. The oak is right up front and adds to the complexity.

T - Dark fruit, chocolate, oak, booze. The oak is prominent, and from the name of this beer, I wouldn't expect otherwise. There's a slight char that adds in a positive way. The finish is sweet with chocolate and dark fruits.

M - Full body, rich, smooth, light carbonation, creamy rich finish.

O - The combo of oak, dark fruit, and booze are wonderful. This beats the pants off of the regular Dirac. Doubt I'll ever have this one again unless they saved some kegs at CCB for the next Hunahpu's Day. Who knows. Excellent beer.

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Dirac - Oak Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 41 ratings