Bohr/Dirac Blend - Palm Ridge Reserve Barrel Aged | Cigar City Brewing

BA SCORE
100%
Liked This Beer
4.48 w/ 11 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 03-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
Liked:
11
Avg:
4.48/5
pDev:
6.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger mocha head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Sweet vinous aroma that's somewhat smokey with a decently integrated barrel character.  There's a wonderful spicy whiskey presence thats strong without overpowering the other notes.  This is complimented by hints of toasted oak and vanilla.  There's some nice sweetness underneath with some dark fruits and roasted malt.  Hints of plum, fig and raisin countered by chocolate, oatmeal and coffee bean.  Smells great!  This barrel treatment really improved the aroma of the base beer(s).

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a really nice barrel presence that's a bit strong at first but gives way to the other notes as it warms.  Lots of sweet, spicy whiskey and dry oak with subtle vanilla and coconut flavor.  Underneath there is some vinous fruit and peppery spice along with some sweet and toasted malt character.  Hints of raisin, plum, fig and other dark berries followed by toast, dark chocolate and robust coffee bean.  Dry finish.  Balance shows as it warns but it's still a bit whiskey heavy.  That being said, it was definitely one of the highlights of the day for me.

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hunahpu's Day 2012.

A - Pours black, light tan head, thin collar, wisps on top.

S - Barrel, chocolate, molasses, light roast, Palm Ridge. Really smooth barrel/booze notes, nice dose of chocolate and roast...just simply excellent to sniff.

T - Even better then the nose. Smooth Palm Ridge, chocolate fudge, roast, light dark chocolate, barrel. The booze is smoother on the nose and the barrel comes out a bit more as well. Finish is brownies and cream.

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

O - I had 2-3 pours of this one towards the end of the day. This was one of my favorite beers at Hunahpu's Day 2012. I would give my left arm to have this one again someday. Excellent stuff.

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Bohr/Dirac Blend - Palm Ridge Reserve Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 11 ratings
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