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Humidor Double American Black Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Humidor Double American Black AleHumidor Double American Black Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
149
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
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21
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Enjoyed at the CC Tasting room. Big smoke aroma, a medium mouthfeel. Tons of flavour, interplay between the smoke, roast and hops. Lacey on a black body. Its like a shwartzbier on steroids, and good hops. Possibly best beer of my FL trip. A very good CC beer.

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On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Jet black, inky, and glass-staining. Well, plastic-staining. Looks as thick and viscous as anything black that CCB makes.

Smell - Cedar and tons of it. Gives it a grapefruit aroma that is difficult to discern from hops.

Taste - Bright and cedary up front. Chocolate malts push it out of the way, but the cedar comes back in the finish. Sweet in the back too with a boozy bite

Mouthfeel - Very thick. Low carbonation. Still doesn't drink as heavy as my description would indicate.

Overall - It's pretty much a stout. Similar to Humidor Zhukov. Less viscous, hoppier, and less chocolatey. I guess that's what they're going for.

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Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a full inch of light brown head that retains very well before eventually making its way down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of bubbly surface foam. Honeycomb-patterned lacing.

S- Oh dear lord. Magnificent nose of fresh cedar, hops and roasted malt. They all converge into a bouquet that's just about perfect IMO. It's peppery, sharp and inviting. There's also some caramel/brown sugar sweetness from the malt that just adds to the enjoyment and complexity.

T- Taste is much of the same. Powerful cedar twang on the palate with the hops and malt complementing. Alcohol is superbly well-hidden, though part of the flavor profile all the same, making this drink comparable to a fine cognac or bourbon that you would pair with a cigar. Also damn near perfect.

M- Sharp and slightly stingy from the alcohol, cedar and hops. I'm sure some age would fix that. Mostly full body and medium carbonation.

O- Thank you Cigar City for coming up with the brilliant concept for the Humidor Series beers. Who would've thought aging beer on cedar would lead to such deliciousness?

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On tap at BX Beer Depot's CCB Tap Takeover

Big time cedar in the nose and flavor - very aggressive. Chocolate, cocoa and tons of hops make this a very robust beer. Balanced with a restrained bitterness. Chocolatey cedar finish. One of the more interesting beers CCB has put out

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Humidor Double American Black Ale from Cigar City Brewing
4.21 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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