Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Dragonfruit Aged
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cigar City Warmer Winter, Winter Warmer Old Ale aged on dragonfruit.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Wonderful reddish pour. Fruity and sweet aroma with toffee, fruit, light hops. This one is sweet and not so hoppy. Light tartness, caramel, Brien sugar and unique fruitiness. Very interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB Garde une abse similaire au winter warmer ici avec cet ajout de pitaya qui est un fruit que je ne connaissant pas avant sauf de visu. Au final ce dernier ne contribue pas vraiment à un changement au niveau gustatif si ce n’est une possible douceur. Autrement, le tout reste un barley wine correct, entre malté, caramel et une pointe fruitée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Growler from the brewery that the crew shared at tpd975’s throwdown. Pours old ale brown with an off-white head. Nose is toffee, malt, brown sugar, an earthy berry-ness, and some heat. Flavor is very similar with some up front berry-ness making this one different than its other treatments. Finishes with berry flavor. Nice twist on a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours deep amber with copper hues and thin tan head. The aroma is very sweet with dark fruitiness coming from berries, sweet currants, cherries, plums, prunes and a modest berry skin earthiness. The taste I sweet and smooth with all the notes noted in the nose. The dark fruitiness blends smoothly into modest citrus candy notes, berry notes and a modest background to earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Brought to a tasting. Very interesting- yummy. Sort of a barleywine kicked down a notch. Pours a clear deep ruby with a huge yellow head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee, caramel, rambutan, lychee. Yum. Taste is spicy hops, caramel, toffee, loses the Southeast Asian notes. Thick, full bodied. Not as creamy on the palate as say Founders Old Curmudgeon. But still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle… Cloudy orange/ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is a unique blend of American hops, caramel, candied apple and tropical fruit. Medium to full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is all about sweet toffee and tropical fruit. Sweet, lightly acidic, mildly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of Degarth!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Pint at brewery. Dark brown with brown head. Sweet with some hops. Nice caramel, toffee notes with a fruity flavor. Nice roasty flavors with some spice. Good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JW77 (22) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Growler. Pours dark reddish brown, not so much lacing and a small head. Smells of a mix of fruits, and some American hops. Flavor is that wonderful mix of the old ale with the taste of melon and kiwi hitting all over the place, and a small dose of hops. I love what the dragon fruit did for the beer this is a must have on my list for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s-1QT growler-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, pine hops. Taste is smooth sweet medium malt-caramel, pine hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Gowler courtesy of Degarth. Poured a deep redish brown with a thin off white head. Nose is fruity with notes of caramel, toffee, spice, booze and brown sugar. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is sweet with a unrecognizable fruit flavor Dragon Fruit I guess, note of caramel, mild cherry, and toffee. Finishes with sweet malt.

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