SNACK ATTACK! | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our collaboration with Bluejacket and Funky Buddha. Here’s what to expect when drinking: peanut butter cups, milk duds, black licorice, chocolate-covered peanuts and salted caramel.

Added by yourefragile on 06-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by russwbeck:
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4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Imperial Porter w/ Key West Sea Salt, Cocoa Nibs, Lactose Milk Sugar & Honey-Roasted Peanuts. Brewed in collaboration with Cigar City and Funky Buddha


Black pour with a huge brown head. The retention and lacing are phenomenal. It's a great looking beer. 5

It smells a lot like roasted peanuts and vanilla. Amazingly I can still smell a lot of the roast and chocolate from the porter base. The aroma is so similar to roasted peanuts it scares me. 4.5

The vanilla is bolstered by the lactose, which makes this feel a lot like a milk stout. Very sweet, but you're bombarded by the roasted peanuts. The very back end is highlighted by porter characteristics, but it's picked up by the sweetness from the lactose. A strange and wonderful taste. 5

As I said this feels a lot like a milk stout. The finish is very dry, and the beer feels thick on the palate. Low carbonation. Extremely drinkable, it's really like a peanut butter sandwich. 4.5

How will this brewery top this beer moving forward? I have nobidea, but I can't wait to see. This was a great first run, really one of the most interesting beers I've ever had. 5

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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Churchkey.

Two fingers of tan head and a deep brown body. As someone pointed out, good head retention for something brewed with nuts/oily stuff.

Smells vaguely boozy, but some saltiness, and peanut is definitely present. I'm excited already.

Tastes like snacktime! Chocolate pretzels and salty peanuts, rich, thick and delicious. Amazing flavor that I'd call groundbreaking; after hundreds of beers reviewed, nothing was even remotely similar to this.

Kinda thin feeling, but not weak.

One of the most interesting beers I've had this year. Basically read the description. If you think you might like it, you will. If you think you won't, you probably won't.

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Churchkey. Served in a 4 oz snifter.

Appearance: Pours very thick and black with a finger of tan head. I was surprised how well the head hung around given the fact that this beer is brewed with nuts. Leaves some lacing.

Smell: Honey roasted peanuts with a mild roast and malt sweetness. I'm getting some dark chocolate and alcohol heat.

Taste: Creamy and very sweet. The peanuts add a lot of flavor to this beer. The salt and dark chocolate go together very well. There is a caramel note along with sweet malt and some alcohol. The peanut flavor dominates to the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side with a tingle of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I really loved the peanuts, salt, and chocolate together. Everything worked well if you ask me. I think this would be a really nice desert.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap to snifter at ChurchKey DC on 6/7/12
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A: This looks good and as it should. Dark, elegant brown to black. A minimal small and creamy head tops the beer. As it falls, a thick mocha collar and sticky lacing follow.

S: The nose is pretty wild. Freshly shelled peanuts, shaved cocoa nibs, freshly charred bark and what comes across like oragnic whole milk. I can't say I've ever come across a beer that quite resembles this, and I'm floored by it's originality.

T: Complex beyond it's pay grade. Simply stunning and more importantly, it's delicious. Charred cocoa hits the palate up front, which morphs into chocolate covered peanuts (you know, Goobers) on the mid. On the mid, I get a bit of creamy caramel and black licorice. The finish is slightly salty, and there's a lactic creaminess to it that blends beautifully with the flavor profile. There is a shit ton going on here, and I can understand that this might not appeal to all. But to me and my palate, this kicks all kinds of sexy ass.

S: Not overly viscous, yet it's as smooth as a baby's bottom. Elegant. The beer is silky, it's complex in the mouth and it's nothing if not a pleasure to drink.

O: One of the more auscpicious craft brewing debuts I've encountered. If Bluejacket can continue making beers even half this good, then I'm pushing all in. This is a wonderful, out of control and extreme idea that actually turned out to be a massive if not polarizing success. Cheers to the trio of breweries involved with this SNACK ATTACK! My hats off to a job (more then) well done.

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4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is good!
A: Very dark with creamy mocha head, little lacing.
S: Like a babe ruth, roasty, chocolatey, peanut butter.
T: Wow glad I tried this. Delicious, very robust with dark chocolates and a creamy peanut taste, a tad salty. Tiny bit of alcohol burn.
M:Typical cigar city mouthfeel, very full with a wet finish.
O: Great offering, a little different than most ccb porters but fantastic none the less. Hope they make this again!

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SNACK ATTACK! from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 76 ratings