Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cigar City Or

I picked up a bottle of Cigar City Or from Brass Rail in Campbelltown. The beer pours a dark black color with a frothy brown head and as with the Either, it fills a tulip glass perfectly. The aroma consists of more fresh pine hops than were noticeable in the Either with an undertone of chocolate and molasses. The taste is smooth and chocolaty with a wonderful hop balance that is much more prevalent than the Either. Molasses, honey, and oak filter their way through to the tongue. The finish brings out the cedar wood that the beer is aged on and livens up the beer. The finish is drying and has a lemon and pine flavor. The alcohol content is 11.2% ABV. Out of the Either and the Or, I would prefer the Or because of it excellent hop presence and good chocolate and molasses balance.

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