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Cigar City Humidor Series Smoked English-Style Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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An English-style Imperial Stout brewed using smoked malt and aged on Spanish cedar.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle shared by Andrew - thanks! Thick viscous black pour. Meat, soy, chocolate, roast, smoke. Meat drippings the way CIB wish they could incorporate. Somewhat sweet, roasty chocolate smoky finish. Viscous texture. I’m into this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (156) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle pour thanks Andrew. Black pour. Smoked wood aroma. Tone of flavors in this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
750ml. Many thanks guys for sharing this. Deep oily black. Sweet spice, peppery, some deep meaty smoke. Cedar dark wood, medium dark body. Tobasco and soy. Sharp, tannic fruit. Lovely and interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (988) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
750 mL bottle split at a tasting. Pours a thick super black with a fading oily brown head. This tastes like Kansas City. Super smoked barbecue smoked flavor. Delicious super thick body stout. Some tobacco notes to it, with some spice. Finishes really woody, with some more smoke. I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer quite like this. Incredible.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Draft... Pours new moon-black with a large, creamy, dark beige head. Fantastic retention. There is so very much going on in the aroma – it’s burnt, carbonic, loaded with espresso and dark chocolate, and a suggestion of coal smoke. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. The flavor is a bold, in-your-face collection of blackstrap malt, pouch tobacco and coal smoke. Finishes bittersweet and robust.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of huge cedar herbs, burnt toast. Taste is mixed herbal and smoky caramel. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong peat, wood, chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong smoke, peat, wood, dark chocolate, light dryness. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
cool brew. Cedar blends with smoke blends with heavy roast and notes of chocolate, coffee, and light anise. pretty smooth and a bunch going on in there.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Brian. Light smoke in the aroma and burnt malt flavor. Too much roasted character overwhelms other flavors. OK.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/21/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, cedar, tobacco, light char/molasses, light leather, light raisin/plum, and roast/smoke earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, smoke, cedar, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, cedar, light char, tobacco, light char/molasses, light leather, light raisin/plum, and roast/smoke earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, smoke, cedar, tobacco, light char/molasses, light raisin, light leather, and roast/smoke earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, cedar, smoke, and light fruity ester flavors; with a good roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, smoke, cedar, and light fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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