Thursday, January 13, 2011
Cigar City Either
I picked up a bottle of Cigar City Either from Brass Rail in Campbelltown. The beer pours an extremely black color with a frothy brown head that fills a tulip glass perfectly. The aroma consists of chocolate, toasted malts, cascadian fresh hops, molasses, and coffee. The taste is bold and has lots of dark chocolate up front but the molasses hits the hardest on the tongue. There are also flavors of coffee, honey, toasted malts, cedar, and a rounding caramel accent. The finish brings in some drying hops that add a spice and some pine flavors. The after taste is dry but brings out a little raspberry accent on the tongue with more dark chocolate. The alcohol content is 11.2% ABV. This beer has such a large presence on the tongue that attack with molasses and dark chocolate. The flavors linger in the mouth, which makes this a beer that keeps giving even after you finish drinking it.