110K+OT Batch #4 - Imperial Red Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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110K+OT Batch #4 - Imperial Red Ale110K+OT Batch #4 - Imperial Red Ale
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110K+OT Batch #4 - Imperial Red Ale110K+OT Batch #4 - Imperial Red Ale

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gtreid on 05-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter, beer is dark red, ruby, clear with a tan head of small bubbles, some lacing, decent retention, some carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is sweet, heavily malted, big red ale aroma.

Beer is medium to thick in body, strong throughout. Mild bitterness at the end, but really this is a big malt bomb of a beer. It is better than the #3 in the series but it would ahve been hard to be worse. Probably not a repeat for me.

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Photo of kirbmeist
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my sam adams pint glass.

This has a very deep copper color tone to it with a tannish head like the color of a pair of khaki pants. There was a good head retention and it is lacing pretty nicely.

The smell was decent but it was a little too malty and sweet smelling for me. I like to be hit with that hoppiness.

The taste was sweet and malty up front and the hops came through in a subdued but noticeable way on the back end. It was nicely balance but could of came through more on the hops to me. The 10% is also very well hidden in this and its starting to sneak up on me.

The mouthfeel was interesting. It was definitely thicker than most beers that i drink but it wasnt so thick that it was unenjoyable. It does seem to coat your mouth and work its way around all your taste buds.

Overall i thought this beer was pretty well put together and its providing me a nice buzz right now so thats always a plus. Only complaint was that it didnt fulfill the hoppiness it promised me but other than that its worth a try.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a semi-dark red color with a nice off-white head. Some spottylacing on the way down. The nose carries some nice pine hops with a bit of fruitiness and bread in the background. The flavor adds in some lights caramel. Good bitterness and a bit too much malt body. Much better than 110k batch 3, though I prefer Tocobaga.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige head. The aroma offers some booze, malt, toffee, candy, a general sweetness. The flavor is sweet and boozy. Lingering notes of cotton candy, toffee. Some hop character adds a touch of bitterness to balance the brown sugar quality. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Worth a try.

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Photo of Friskybeerrapist
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of meerkat2
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of woosterbill
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks to Matt for sharing this one.

A: Deep, clear ruby body with a frothy cap of tan foam. Decent retention, spotty lace. Nice.

S: Terrific caramel malt sweetness atop some solid fruity hops. Very good.

T: Starts out with piercingly sweet caramel, followed by some sweet tropical hops and some more caramel cloyingness. Way too sweet. Seriously.

M: Full, sticky, soft, and frothy. Nice.

O: I could see this becoming a decent Barleywine in a few years, but for now it's just way too cloying.


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Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium bronze color with slight haze and almost no head.

Smell is sweet and very hoppy. The hops are heavy on the citrus and light on pine. There is a bit of caramel in the nose as well.

I am very pleasantly surprised by the taste. I was expecting a hoppy monster but the hops are light to medium and there is a very sweet character to it, much like pineapple, various other tropical fruit, and apple. This is how I would picture a one year aged Dogfish Head 120, absolutely wonderful.

Mouthfeel is creamy from the foam and tingly.

One of the best Cigar City beers I have had.

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Photo of dolfan54fl
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: 2.5 finger head with excellent lacing and retention on brown with red hues murky body.

S: dark fruit, cinnamon and caramel malt.

T:very sweet, mostly fig... vanilla, molasses and mango fruitiness on a caramel malt bacground.

M: thick and a lot less carbonated than I was expecting.

Overall it looks great but the sweetness and oily mouthfeel werent very appealing to me. Not as boozy as I was expecting which is good.

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Photo of djtomain
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jbear68
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MrHirschybar
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle date of MAY0511 (likely past its prime). Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a murky dark brown colour. Settled completely opaque with one finger of espresso coloured head with fairly good retention.

S - Sweet toffee and caramel malts with some floral notes in the background. Not getting any hops at all.

T - A big caramel and toffee malt presence, almost reminiscent of a barley wine. There is a slightly noticeable hop presence and the ABV doesn't appear to be well hidden. Some light floral flavours in the background are present as well. The finish is dry and bitter.

M - Medium to full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

O - Clearly past its prime. This one would be interesting fresh. Wasn't memorable in its current state.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of indesertum
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours amberish black. nice pillowy head. retention and lacing are nice

apples, chocolate in the nose. maybe some pine

dark fruit, cherries, chocolate, granny smith apples, a little sour, a little bitterness in the finish. lots of dark rich malts at first

after 20 minutes out of the fridge it turns into a huge malt bomb. malt bomb on the nose, on the tongue. sweet cloying on the finish. just way too much here.

creamy texture, a little hot

somewhat enjoyable when temperature is lower. as it warms up it really turns into a huge malt bomb. not very enjoyable

i feel like most of cigar city's bombers taste pretty similar. this reminds me a lot of marshal zhukov and big sound only lighter, fruitier, and more acid

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110K+OT Batch #4 - Imperial Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 154 ratings
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