MrTipple (6990) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2017
14Nov2017 Intense dark malts, dark roast coffee, caramel, chocolate, straw, grass. Hazy, dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More bitter, dark cocoa, dark chocolate, spices, dark malts, charcoal, burnt toast, dark grain malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent, aged well. Bottle shared at Level 42 - thanks to madmitch76! Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Back from the dead bottle - thanks to Kenny. Shared at L42. It pours darkest brown - black with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, smooth, juicy, fruity, oily, cocoa, toasty malts and rock road. The taste is rich roasty action, bitter - sweet, oily, filthy, slick, earthy, rock road, cocoa, charred pine, boozy alcohol kick and wood with a slick, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent stuff. mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42, 14/11/2017. Many thanks to Kwnny for this one. A mahogany brown coloured pour with a loos etan head. Aroma is woody malts, pine, cedar, little chocolates. Palate ismedium sweet, sticky, moderate carbonation. Flavour is composed of woody bark, chocoalate, earthy and pine. . Palate is medium full, moderate carbonation. , nutty. The_Osprey (9721) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
November 2017 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Big thanks to Kenny for this. As 'Cigar City OR', 11.2%. Dark brown or black, foamy brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is cocoa, booze, dark chocolate and parma violet. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is molasses, cocoa, slightly oxidised – touch of cardboard but really not bad, spiced finish. Pretty good. (7-4-6-4-15=3.6) skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2017
12oz bottle poured into a Night Shift wine glass.
A~ extremely black, with a small brown head and no lacing.
S~ dark malts flood the nose up front, followed by a little burnt coffee and some nice wood. ending with some sweet citrus.
T~ follows the nose so far but wow this has a lot more to offer! roasty dark malts up front which are quickly taken away by an amazing honey sweetness, followed by a bit of burnt coffee, all leading into a crazy bitter citrus hop explosion! meanwhile everything is coated in cedar, which Cigar City seems to be soo good at! (White Oak, Humidor IPA, etc...) and not a hint of booze!
M~ super smooth and refreshing! i’m gonna blame that on the pilsner malt in this version. really nice carbonation and more stout like than most stouts haha!
O~ this little series is fantastic! i definitely got lucky with the bottles that i received, they must have been aged probably because the hop presence is still in your face which is really surprising considering how old these are. i really love the HF influence here, this is very similar to Jim without the crazy honey (which definitely adds a lot) but just remember i’m a little biased cause i love black IPA’s/hoppy black ales. oh! and yup its a HF colab. haha!
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"aroma falls just a hair short of it’c cousin Either, but the overall impact abd flavor are bettter. the cedar is not so strong in the finish, but evenly eveident throughout, and the complexity is the beers strongest point. licorice, honey, chocolate, roasted malt, hops, cigar...not as sweet as the other. VERY nice."