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Cigar City White Oak Improv Imperial Dark Rye Ale

Cigar City White Oak Improv Imperial Dark Rye Ale
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Mild Brown Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Definitely Oaked, Vanilla, Rye, Black Bread, Mild Oatmeal T: Oatmeal, Rye, Dark Mild Roasted Malts, Black Bread M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Dry, Mildly Bitter Overall, a really great beer with a lot going on and the white oak mellows it out enough to make very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Draft @ CCB. Pours a deep brown. Nose is spices, rich dark malts, cocoa and huge wood notes. Flavor is a pleasant spicy cedar that tones down some of the sweetness from Improv. The wood notes create an amazing flavor that really makes a beer I’m not overly crazy about anymore into an incredibly nice drinking beer. Great idea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
On draft at Cigar City. Wow. What a tasty blend that I never would have thought of. Pours a light brown with an off-white head. Nose is bread, malt, hints of rye spiciness with lovely vanilla notes that float around the rye and amplify the great qualities in the rye. Flavor is a similar blend of awesome and wonderful. I get bread, rye, and vanilla, with some wood in there also. I think this beer is great, and I would not know it was 9%, but would drink the hell out of it otherwise.

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