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110k+ OT Batch #4 (2011) - Cigar City Brewing

110k+ OT Batch #4 (2011)

Overall: 8.3/10 by 1 dude

Dudes: 8.3/10

Trend: 8.3/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Amber Ale

ABV: 10.20%

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

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  • 8.3/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 8 | L: 9 | M: 8 | O: 8
  • Color: Ruby Brown
  • Pours clear with a nice half glass of off-white, thick foam. Retention is about average with lacing mucking up the glass with a stickiness.

    Aroma has pine and citrus hops that are there to balance the extra-large dose of malt. Toffee, burnt, toasted, and caramel: just a huge heaping of sweetness. Vanilla and molasses are also there.

    Taste follows the nose quite a bit. Sweetness is there all the way through with a pine hops really balancing. The bitterness cuts quickly. A touch of vanilla and molasses add some complexity. An awareness of alcohol is present.

    Big body but towards the lighter end with moderate carbonation.

    This is a big sweetness malt drink. Lots of sugars necessitate the large dose of hops that try to balance. Which I feel they do to the most point. Had on a hot day and it quenched my thirst to the entire bottle in 40 minutes. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:18:17
  • Tasted: July 25, 2011 by scot
  • $9.99 for 750 ml bottle