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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Sammy
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger tan head with excellent lacing on a jet black head.

S: excellent hops and malt balance with earthy hops, peat, roasted malts, cream and milk chocolate.

T: very sweet for what I was expected. Molasses, syrup, milk chocolate, roasted malts, earthy hops, cedar, with espresso bitterness in the finish.

M: creamy with light to moderate carbonation, thick body.

Overall: this one was just too sweet for me. Otherwise the balance between the black malts and hops is excellent. The cedar is well applied, excited to try this one.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's place.

Bottled 1/4/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, herbal hops, and wood. Taste is much the same with a cedar wood flavor that lingers on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice woody presence in the aroma and flavor.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of nickfl
4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours with a two finger head of tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head fades at an average pace and leaves thick lace on the glass.

S - Pungent, fruity, pine hops with notes of resin, mango, and sweat.

T - Spicy chocolate up front with caramel and some pepper. Lots of mango and pineapple hops in the middle with a transition to pine in the finish. Black pepper, pineapple, smoke, and resinous pine that lingers on the palate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a moderately sweet finish.

D - Wow, this is a really intense beer. Fruity, spicy, really hoppy with a lot of dark malt but oddly the hops push both the alcohol and the roast to the side. The cedar comes out more that it ever has for me in one of CC's Humidor beers and I like the way it works with both the hops and the dark malt. Get one if you can, it is well worth trying.

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3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of AlexFields
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours near-black brown with an impressive foamy coffee brown head, leaves lots of thick lacing. Looks great.

Smells of citrusy hops, orange and peach and also lots of chocolate and coffee. More hop forward than malt. Smells great too.

Taste is not quite what I expected. Tons of chocolate, some grassy bitter hops, much less citrus than the nose. Some floral notes too. Aftertaste is bitter, both hop bitterness and dark malt bitterness like unsweetened chocolate. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel is excellent, very thick and creamy, almost like a milkshake. One of the thickest examples of the style I've had.

Overall a very good beer. Would like more citrus and less grass in the flavor but it's great regardless. I love hoppy black ales and this is a great example.

7.9/10

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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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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