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Cigar City/Mikkeller Dirac Virgin Oak
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The recipe for this stout (10% ABV, brewed with raisins and spice) was conceived by Wayne Wambles, Head Brewer at Cigar City Brewing and brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller. This is the Oak version that was for sale on Hunahpu’s Day 2011. Not treated in a Rum Barrel. Beer went directly into a just virgin oak barrel.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
Brown brown head aroma is cigar box raisins chocolate tobacco. Flavor is rich chocolate coffee cedar coffee. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3/18/11. Growler courtesy scotchzi. Opaque oily black pour with no head. Soy aroma with roast and a hint of chocolate... Sweet chocolate flavor with roast, coffee, dark fruits, and more. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Draft at Cigar City during the 2011 Hunahpu’s release. Pours pitch black and completely opaquec with a one finger frothy mocha head. Great retention slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of streaky lacing. Earthy oak aroma that isn’t overpowering. Charred oak, slight wood, roasted malt, and chocolate. Im also picking up hints of vanilla, caramel, toffee and roasted coffee/espresso bean. Slight earthy acrid presence. A little too sweet and boozy smelling but still nice. Medium bodied with lots of silky toasted chocolate malt balanced out by a sweet aolcohol burn that lingers. Hints of toffee, oatmeal, caramel and toffee as well as some hazelnut. The oak presence is most noticeable up front and the barrel character is well integrated into the flavor without taking away from the other notes. Subtle earthy charred oak adding some dryness and another dimension to the beer. Slight lactic cream adds complexity/body and smooths things out making this beer extremely quaffable. Abv well masked with slight boozy sweetness and faint heat in the finish which is slightly dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
On tap Cigar City pouring up deep and dark and nice mocha head with burnt red rusty foam edges. The aroma seems to be a mix of dark berry like fruity esters, burnt malts, baker’s chocolate and some chocolate brownie. Additional pulls bring up mild levels of oak like wood spiciness. The taste comes up smooth and near silky bringing up pleasing notes of burnt malts, black licorice, chocolate and then thin layers of spicy oak and wood. Smooth and yummy brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 Very sweet nose with lots of raw and burnt sugar, lots of boozy rum, tons of chocolate. Taste is big and chewy, very sweet and hot as expected, some dark rum and chocolate, some molasses and prune. Probably the best stout I’ve had from CCB.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4266) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
I have had this twice, both from growlers. Thick oily black pour, with a short dense tan head. Deep milk chocolate, vanilla, a bit roasted, molasses, raisin, and some oak. Excellent stout, I probably drank too much of it, haha, if that can be a bad thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3285) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
32 oz mini-growler. Ebony with tan frosting. Nose is oak, chocolate, espresso, prune and raisin. Creamy and coating with a lively tang. Taste is chocolate syrup, coffee bean and molasses with hints of cardamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The raisin comes out at the end to soften a roasty finish. A big, thick, sweet stout but still approachable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Growler pour, courtesy of Stephen, sweet aroma, raisins, less of a hint of oak than the Sea Bass. Sweet and very full, raisins really come out full. This.is very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
on tap at CCB on Hunahpu’s Day - 3/12/11. pitch black pour with a 1/4" tan head. oak, dark fruits (raisins) on the nose with a touch of vanilla. sweet full body with layers of oak, raisin, plum, apple, strawberry with a bit of nuts. smooth throughout. sugar dark fruit finish with some heat. this stuff is really good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
On tap at CC. Oh man this is good. Joan Jett black pour with a brown head. Chocolate and dark fruit aromas. The taste is sweet with smooth chocolate, lactose, mocha, caramel, dark fruit, and roasted malt flavors. Outstanding..


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