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

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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.8
yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
Growler. Pours clear and golden deep orange to hazzlenut brown with a bubbly white head. Aroma is smooth roasted and slight wooden caramel malt aroma. Sweet and caramelish flavoured. Smooth and fruity. Lingering caramelish into the finish.

3.8
madmitch76 (24431) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
12th March 2010
Cheers Dave! Hazy red-amber beer. Moderate head and carbonation. Toffee nose, smooth silky palate. Rich bitterish toffee, caramel and repressed sugar. Rich brandy alcohol blending well with the bitter toffee. If there is any apple here it is subtle and well buried amongst the brandy flavours. Finishes a little salty and with licorice. Delicious!

3.9
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Very dark maroon, almost flat. Aroma of Calvados! With subtle coffee and chocolate. Taste is tawny port, subtle lemon, caramel. Very nice.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - 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.

3.8
Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 94. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big wood and whisky notes,toffee, caramel, herbal hops. The taste is toffee, wood, apples, mild earthiness. Medium bodied.

3.7
bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

3.9
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 1Qt growler @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT-pours an off white ring for a head and mahogany color. Aroma is brandy, spice, medium malt. Taste is sweet, brandy, spice, medium malt, some hops bite, alcohol. 110129-firkin 3.9

3.2
Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 On tap at CIgar City takes NYC event at Rattle ’N’ Hum. Apple brandy there, its fine as an old ale, some apple brandy, but not all that tasty. No head, bit above average mouthfeel. APpropriate carbonation.

3.7
j12601 (11055) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum for their Cigar City event. Pours a hazy murky brown with a thin tan head. Smooth, fruity, wood and a touch of booze. Spicy wood, generous malt and subtle sweetness. Finishes up with a light warming alcohol.

3.9
hopscotch (11051) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Growler… Clear, very dark, ruby ale – when held up to light – with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Malty, fruity, vinous aroma. Full-bodied and oily with tickling carbonation. The flavor is of sweet cotton candy, toffee and brandy. Sweet, boozy, warming finish. I’m not as big a fan of brandy barrel aged beers as I am of the Scotch, red wine and bourbon barrel variety.


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