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Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Apple Brandy Barrel-aged

Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Apple Brandy Barrel-aged
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours unclear thick amber brown almost like grapejuice it is so dark. The aroma brings sweet resiny malts and a bit of dark fruit with the apple brandy booze as the backbone. It is big, thick, sweet, and boozy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
On draft at Prohibition. Pours dark brown. Aroma is raisin, vanilla, oak. Molasses, brown sugar, raisin, apples, booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Poured a nice amber brown color, almost looking like aged brandy. Aroma of apples, malt and dark fruit. Flavors match the aroma, and a nice balance of booziness and flavor of the regular version of this beer. Really nice beer, reviewed from notes, wish this was back on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
On tap at the Hunahpu’s release in 2010. Reviewed from notes. Served in a snifter. Pours a moderate brown-bronze color with a pretty good thin head and a few legs. The nose is absolutely incredible right off the bat. I really enjoy the regular version of this beer, but the apple brandy has taken it to entirely different level. The nose brings forward a good balance between the booze and character of the barrel against the backdrop of malt sweetness, dark fruits, and brown sugar. The taste doesn’t integrate everything quite as well as the nose, but I was still ridiculously-impressed with it. Great melding of the barrel-aging and the base beer. The mouthfeel is chewy and exquisite. Damn, this was one of the best beers I had that day, and that is really, really saying something. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-03-2011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet maltiness. Taste is dark fruits and caramel. Overall a great addition to the lineup

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2011
on tap. another special treat from cigar city. Very boozy. The brandy aroma and flavors come out nice. Definetly a winter warmer as advertised.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Sampled at DLD10. Nose of fruit oak sherry dough Thin body. Lots of sweet fruit oak bitter and fruity. 9/4/8/3/15 3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2010
full pour at dlday 2010.... poured a ruby red caramel brown pour with a milky light beige head... sweet sugary brandy presence, toffee, caramel, and a bit of apple and pear... brandy and vanilla in the flavor with some dark fruit accents. body is smooth creamy with a sweet sugary aftertaste. pretty nice offering here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
On tap. Appearance was a cloudy light amber with a tiny wispy head. Aroma is really boozy, sweet, and fruity. Taste is very brandy, with plenty of apple, sweet malt, caramel, and oak, with some vanilla and oak. Vinous notes also present. FInish is warm. Body is full and sticky. Overall, a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Huge thanks to Jim for sharing this half of growler type bottle he won at the Sexual Chocolate release. A-pours a dirty copper brown color with a little murky yellow head. S-lots of chocolate and toffee up front, brandy behind, caramel and slightly burnt brown sugar, hints of sour green apples with notes of booze. T-sour green apples up front, loads of chocolate, brown sugar and caramel, notes of brandy with some heat in the finish. M-seems to have lost some carbonation, syrupy texture up front that thins out in back but soft and smooth on the palate. D-a little boozy in the back, nice flavors and the apple brandy barrel imparts a nice balance to it, no wood though. lots of malty sweetness in it.

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