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Cigar City Ligero Black Lager
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Prominent roasted malts and their coffee bean angles dominate this lager’s date and vanilla-like fruitiness for a sweet but quite flavorful pint.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the blackness with dark brown hues.
-The low carbonation makes the sugars feel bigger.
-This is rather drinkable but it is obviously brewed to suit North Americans’ tastes for bolder brews. This is richer than any authentic Schwarzbier I’ve had.
-Mouthfeel is slick and silky.

On tap at Coffee District, Delray Beach.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Tap. Moderate malt aroma of toasted, light to moderate herbs and resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with charcoal, licorice, milk and a hint of vinegar in the background.. Head is small, frothy, light tan with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. A rich and bold Schwarzbier with a few tart notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7901) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Tap at CCB. Deep brown to ruby with no head. Nose is sharper coffee roast and dark cherries. Taste follows suit: heavy baked cherries followed by heavy coffee and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel with good bitterness. Easy to drink. Heavy coffee presence. Successful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4141) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2012) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a translucent brownish-black on tap with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste follows suit, but not offensive, well balanced. Good stuff, and a unique style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Roasted malts on the nose with notes of chocolate and charcoal. Pours very dark brown/black with a thick off white head. Pretty thick mouthfeel, rich and chocolatey with hints of smoke and bitter bakers chocolate. Pretty good. Flavor is great just pretty thick for a schwarzbier, reminds more of a baltic porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1201) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Draft at World of Beer. Dark brown, near black pour with a chocolate tan head. Aroma has a good bit of roasted malt, dark chocolate and smokiness. Wasn’t crazy about the flavor, too much smokiness without some of the other flavors I was expecting to balance it out. I love Cigar City, but this was not my favorite from them...still, a lesser Cigar City beer is still better than most.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
On draft at the Brass Tap, pours a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, herbs, and a smidge of smoke. FLavor is much the same, huge malty flavor, really nice beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phillies08Champs (662) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
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.


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