ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black oily pour with very little carbonation.
Complex aroma of bitter chocolate, roast malt,alcohol.
The flavor is sweet and complex. Some bitterness and soy in the finish.
Almost too much. Cedar didn’t show up anywhere.
Gription79 (2426) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, smokey, roasted malts, thick and oily, rich maltiness, dry finish, raisin, very tasty.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, at 11%Vol, as Cigar City Humidor Series ’Imperial Stout’, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex Stout, woody/spicy/roasted and slightly smoked/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, ’Sadly, the cedar didn’t add anything to the already wonderful Imperial Stout’
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"maybe if i’d tried this first in the Humidor line it woulda blew me away, but the heavy cedar aroma and flavor that were so great in that first ipa are starting to get repetitive. Still good, and the stout is a big enough beer to break through a little, but the cedar spice and smokiness could be scaled back a couple notches and this could be an elite beer. As it is, it’s still very good, and unique, but several points below the base beer."
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and smoky aroma with an oily glass coating consistency. Lots of complexity from the cedar. Quite a tasty brew.
fluffy (1893) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
this was an imperial? didnt get that sort of feeling from this one. more just a standard stout.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at a fantastic tasting and had such a great time with great people and great beers! This was a pretty middle of the road stout. Nothing at all special about it.
Enjoyit (3523) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of wood, cedar, liqurice and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt, bitter, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, weak coal and an oily texture.
DialSquare (3178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Proof. Black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is roasty, dark fruit, cedar. Tastes are burnt, roasted, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, wood. Little tangy. Oily palate. Prefer the base stout.
DWestrick (461) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Very nice imperial stout. Hit all the right cords in what I like in an imperial stout - Not incredibely distinct but sits well on the palate.