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Cigar City Ligero Black Lager
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Tap at Funky Buddha. It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, freshly ground coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is cocoa powder, caramel, roasted malt, charcoal, wood, dark chocolate and coffee, with a dry-roasted finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Good balance, not overly complex, but tasty. A very good schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6995) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
The “32oz” swing top growler, courtesy of markwise, pours nice and dark with light colored mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, a bit of spicy black licorice and then a very light note of a sour almost soured milk note. The taste delivers a similar experience only in flavor form with dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, black licorice and then an interesting slightly soured yeastiness. Cool stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a clear brown color with a medium tan head. A big nose of sweet smoke and malts. A easygoing flavor with light metal and smoke, some toast and candies. Good. Clean.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6083) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
11/27/11. Growler courtesy rbrazell! Thanks, man! Pitch black pour, slight ruby edges under the light, with a nice tan head that holds, sticks, and laces in streaks. Nice aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted malts, and a touch of graininess. Wonderful chocolate flavor, milk chocolate, with a touch of fruitiness and graininess. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel, but well carbonated. This has all the flavors of an awesome porter but with the easy-drinking smoothness of a lager. Delish!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5604) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl. - on tap - Fermentation Lounge. Dark, black as coal pour with a thick mocha colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is very deliciously fragrant with some chicory, licorice and creosote notes. Flavor starts out with some smooth espresso notes, some unsweetened chocolate, finish has some cookie notes to it - similar to a biscotti, a hint of licorice to round it out - very flavorful. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Very solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Draft @ Cervesas. Black, deep. Tan head. Aroma has pasteli carob candy, cola, prunes, nice complex mix. A slight bit of butteriness. Great carbo level. Licorice, prunes, earth, and a clean almost abrupt finish that makes it moreish. Fruity, rich, and solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4oz pour at Churchkey is a murky, transparent black with some creamy white head. Malty nose, light smoke, dark chocolate. Flavor is malty, stale licorice, smoke, coffee grounds. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Just too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Draft at Churchkey for the Bluejacket/Funky Buddha/Cigar City event during SAVOR week. Poured a dark color, almost black, with a light brown color. Aroma was chocolate, caramel, toffee perhaps. Smoke notes are pretty well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4522) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
GABF, 2012. Clearly recognizable lager yeast. Rich palate with roasted malt, very full flavored. Grain finish. A very good session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
On draft at Cigar City. Another awesome lager from CCB! Pours a dark cola brown with an off-white head. Nose is some roasted malts, some earth, some slight smoke, some dry chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is similar with hints of chocolate, earth, bits of smoke, and roasted malts. Clean in the finish with just a hint of lingering smoke. Light to medium in body and overall an enjoyable lager.


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