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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3146) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle with thanks to juiceisloose! Pours deep opaque black with a small deep brown head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa, and, what is that? Oh yeah cedar and woody notes. Interesting. Flavor is the same, little sweetness here, more roasty and woody with medium bitterness. Full body with a soft, silky mouthfeel. CCB really knows how to work the palate with their impys. Nice beer, but not earth shattering.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2595) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
HOly Cedar, Batman! poured like zhukov, pitch black and oily. nose was like smoking some salmon on cedar planks just a big chewy wood presence. taste was even bigger. I certainly would have to split t his one a few ways. So much cedar that itís almost overwhelming but really refreshing overall. would love to get more of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
750ml bottle. Rating #266. Dark inky black color with the darkest brown head that Iíve ever seen. Big aromas, light anise, raisins and molasses and roasted malts. Dark chocolate bitterness, not much hop presence with a lot of coffee in the finish with a bit of ash in the exhale. (2856)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (725) - - 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 Iíve 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 (2865) - 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 (5408) - 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 (10653) - 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 (1706) - Moving to Jax, Florida, 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 fugginí fantesicle. Forever ISO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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. Iíve been looking forward to drinking this beer as a bottle of 2009 Marshall Zhukov was the best Imperial Stouts Iíve 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.


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