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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (684) - - AUG 1, 2013
Thick black pour, same dark tan head with red hues as other Zhukov variants. Nose is big cedar, roasted malts, sweet chocolate. Taste is the same, huge cedar. The cedar is much more prominent than in the other Humidor beers I’ve had. Smooth and sticky, medium-full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2427) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle from international trade; pitch black pour, thin brown head, big roasted malt aroma, taste has chocolate, smoke roasted malts, some sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5256) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours pitch black in color with a medium sized dark reddish tan head. The aroma was a wonderful blend of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cedar, tobacco, ash and a hint of dark fruits. The flavor has much of the same goodness presented with a silky smooth mouth feel and full body. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, cedar, tobacco, ash and some dark fruits. Top notch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark tobacco wood, roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Heavy toasted chocolate malt and dark tobacco flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is one of the best standout beers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (1595) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
750ml bottle split with the wife. Pours deep dark amber with a milk chocolate head. Nose of massive chocolate, slight roast. Taste is slightly towards the sweet side o the scale. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate rounded out by a bit of wood. Body is thick and creamy. This beer is fuggin’ fantesicle. Forever ISO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Super earthy strong peppery spicy cedar nose, light acrid roast and espresso, dominated by cedar. Viscuous black pours, nice brown pour. Cedar pepper earth some tangy lactic tartness then roasted dark espresso, dark fruit. Dry finish with an acrid roast, cedar, and light tartness. Strong assertive beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
I dug out my Cigar City Humidor Imperial Stout, which I believe was the 2009 bottling. I’ve been looking forward to drinking this beer as a bottle of 2009 Marshall Zhukov was the best Imperial Stouts I’ve ever had and I was not disappointed. Outstanding port/sherry aged character, hefty malt sweetness, dark chocolate truffles, fig and date and a big rich mouthfeel are very uniquely complimented by the cedar aging time. The cedar is at once both sharp and slightly savory, keeping the sweetness in check and spinning a fantastic beer in a really unique direction. Just really blown away by how awesome this beer is, and I have to say it ties with my previous 2009 Marshall Zhukov experience as Best Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3627) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Opaque black appearance with a small brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, cedar, leather, vanilla, tobacco. Taste is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and leather

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2013
on draft, poured very dark brown with brown head...no lacing but like an oily texture. a big imperial stout with the aroma of roasted malts, chocolates, woody maybe oak. the flavor was again that oily type texture only seen in one other beer before but that was on purpose. but again you get the deep rich roasted malts, some chocolate, woody, sweet flavor with a backend bitterness that was very good. very good imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1313) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a fine bubbled dark khaki head in this glass - the nose is caramel and brown sugars, some fruit ester is present, there is a touch of spice, with some barrel treatment present. Yes, this feels like another cigar city brew to me thanks to the cedar treatment, i guess. The flavor profile presents more dark malts - caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cedar box wood, some smoke presents itself surprisingly. So I suppose the issue i find is that it’s a bit too cedar centric. Otherwise a fine attempt here


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