rdixon77 (817) - Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, almost opaque pour. Lots of grains and maltiness with a roasted presence in the aroma. Taste was much crisper bringing in a slight hop bite to match biscuit, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Light and drinkable for being so rich. Very good.
knickskicks (757) - - MAR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have wanted to try this one for a while. Black pour, thin tan head, little lacing. Nose is biscuit, roasted grains, slight hop presence. Taste is biscuit, roasted grains, some watered down coffee. Thin to medium mouthfeel.
Macegan75 (702) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at one of Damico’s tastings. Nose is bacon and roasted malt. First sip is malty flavors of licorice, chicory andblack strap molasses . Finish has nice bitterness but not necessarily from hops.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redlight Redlight, poured as a half liter with very little head. Very sweet aroma, almost lactose like. Smooth like a nitro stout, a nice residual sweetness that I’m really enjoying. Unlike any Lager I’ve ever had, very rich and delicious.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
jet black color, aroma of fresh ground coffee, chocolate, flavors of coffee, chocolate, burnt caramel, slightly watery, light body
adam42381 (380) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 11/19/11.
Poured on draft into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown with a 1/2 finger grey-tan head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Dark brewed coffee and toasted malt with a touch of sweetness.
Taste: Toasted malt up front followed by earthy hops and a German grainy quality in the middle before ending with a lightly sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with good carbonation. Very thick for a beer with 5.5% ABV.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could have a few without much difficulty.
Overall: Good beer overall. Not Cigar City’s best beer by far, but it’s still worth a shot.
bconch (295) - - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a nice nose of roasted malts.Taste is nice mix of roast and a little sweetness. Nice hops on finish. Solid CC brew.
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap locally. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Chocolate, coffee grounds, and some roast in the aroma. Very strong coffee taste, nicely bitter. Medium body, good carbonation.
PaulUnwin (86) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really love the new black lager, and a session beer as well! Nice dark pour, chocolate with a tastefull amount of smokeiness. Tastes great, another winner from CCB!!
flhumidity1 (1) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer I have ever had ... Cigar City, PLEASE start making this again!!!
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