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

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (8469) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at the Hunahpu release party as a part of RBWG 2010. Whoa this is sweet but still good. Pours a creamy brown with a big cream head. The aroma is malt, cream, and more. The flavor is huge sweet with cream and more. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(Draught) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brandy, chocolate, and wood. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, and brandy with a dry wood finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
tap pours cloudy brown with a tall frothy tan head. Sweet brandy and apple nose with some spicing. Sweet caramel and spice like a rich ice cream. So rich and creamy, the barrel is nice and lends alot of sweetness that mix well with the spiced character of the WWWW. I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3049) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Murky brown pour. Caramel, toffee, chocolate malt and brandy aroma. Tasty is chewy toffee, sweet malt, chocolate and touches of brandy. Seems a little too complicated and didnt blend quite right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft. Murky dark brown body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brandy, some bittersweet chocolate, caramel, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, Brandy, caramel. Medium-full body, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Pours a dark mahogany/chestnut brown color with slight dark ruby edges and a one finger yellowish beige head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing. Lots of sweet vinous dark fruit notes supplimenting a medium body, tightly carbonated with hints of prune, raisin, dark fruit and fig. Slight toffee, biscuit and caramel malt notes. Slightly hoppy with a faint dry earthy pine flavor. Long dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Dark brown plum color minimal head. Aroma is sweet, big, fruity, apple, brandy, alcohol and some faint spice. Nice smooth and mellow, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Growler shared by Snojerk123 at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a transparent dark amber copper with a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Aroma of sweet caramel and light fruits with some oaky brandy warmth. Starts with good fullness and rich sweet caramel toffee with some light apple fruity complexity before a warming crisp finish. An enjoyable and complex brew, but could use some time to mellow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2010
POurs a very dark brown with hints of ruby, little to no head. Nose is huge brandy, dark fruits, wood, sweet toffee, cherry, hints of oxidation. Flavor is BIG bold sherry and wood notes, sweet caramel and toffee, dark fruits, figs, raisin, prunes, dark cherries, earthy hops. This is amazing. The Apple Brandy barrel treatments are hands down incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6032) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Draft at Rattle N Hum CCB event. Poured an orangey brown with a small whiteish head. Aroma is loaded with brandy and is a little overpowering, secondary notes of maple syrup, spice, grassy hops and chocolate. The body is on the fuller side with lots of alcohol heat and strong carbonation for a barrel aged beer. The flavor is cloying from sweet apple brandy and has hints of vanilla, syrup and spice. Despite the heat this one made for a nice complex sipper to slow me down during a marathon rating day.

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