Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2017 ragesaq (72) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I dug out my Cigar City Humidor Imperial Stout, which I believe was the 2009 bottling. I’ve been looking forward to drinking this beer as a bottle of 2009 Marshall Zhukov was the best Imperial Stouts I’ve ever had and I was not disappointed. Outstanding port/sherry aged character, hefty malt sweetness, dark chocolate truffles, fig and date and a big rich mouthfeel are very uniquely complimented by the cedar aging time. The cedar is at once both sharp and slightly savory, keeping the sweetness in check and spinning a fantastic beer in a really unique direction. Just really blown away by how awesome this beer is, and I have to say it ties with my previous 2009 Marshall Zhukov experience as Best Imperial Stout.
Bottle. Moderately woody and smokey aroma. Phenolic. Pitch black. Strong oxidation, Sherry. Soy sauce. Orange wood flavor. No. Not good. sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Large dark brown head with fair retention and a skimpy bit of lacing. YUP, fuckin black color. Nose of light cedar, chocolate, vanilla and roast. Body is med/full and oily on the palate, soft carbo, touch tangy. Cedar has dropped off with mostly chocolate and slight roast notes left behind, touch of soy and tobacco, cocoa and light smoke. Finish is fairly dry, slight roast and nominal wood. 750 from a trade with trycyclist about 4 years ago. Thanks bro! DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2017
Shared bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose was molasses, dark malt, cedar, hops, dark choc. Dense, complex flavor, dark malt, molasses, cacao, woody notes. Delicious, djd07 (16298) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium frothy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, smoke, cedar, toffee. Medium mouth, roasted malt, nice smoke, light cedar, boozy finish, very nice. gregwilsonstl (2708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Tasted at tims moby dicks share. Lots of cedar. Thick. Mollases. Another great stout. Thx ibrew2or3.
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Another awesome grew from cigar city. Dark pour and tan head. Great imperial stout with coffee and roasted malts, both in aroma and flavor. The ideal part of this is the awesome Spanish cedar dimension! You all gotta try this brew. baraciisch (3440) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Dark black pour... Thick viscous black pour, aroma of Spanish cedar, tobacco... Flavor is sweet with slightly soy notes, anise, licorice, chocolate... Decent, little too much soy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Black oily pour with very little carbonation.
Complex aroma of bitter chocolate, roast malt,alcohol.
The flavor is sweet and complex. Some bitterness and soy in the finish.
Almost too much. Cedar didn’t show up anywhere. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Coffee, smokey, roasted malts, thick and oily, rich maltiness, dry finish, raisin, very tasty. BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
75cl, at 11%Vol, as Cigar City Humidor Series ’Imperial Stout’, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex Stout, woody/spicy/roasted and slightly smoked/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, ’Sadly, the cedar didn’t add anything to the already wonderful Imperial Stout’