The addition of cinnamon, vanilla, and cacao nibs deftly emphasizes the characteristics of bourbon and oak on the nose of this beer, supported by the base beer’s dark chocolate, molasses, and espresso qualities. Multi-dimensional and beguiling, this beer initially presents flavors of toffee, plums, and fudge that give way to cinnamon, bourbon spice, and milk chocolate. Wood tannins, alcohol heat, and a gently building Scoville heat linger on the palate and invite another sip.
Steeped in the unique culture and history of Tampa, Florida, Cigar City Brewing began handcrafting award-winning beer in 2009. Cigar City Brewing’s ales and lagers bring to mind the sun and citrus for which Florida is known, while taking cues from the cigar industry upon which Tampa was built. Behind all of Cigar City Brewing’s liquid is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion.