Fudge and fresh-roasted espresso dominate the nose with staccato notes of vanilla beans, Bing cherries and oak punctuating. Huge and viscous on the palate, flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, blackstrap molasses and burnt sugar recede to reveal cherry jam, baking spice and alcohol warmth. Wonderfully balanced between a rich base beer, complimentary fruit flavors and a subtle but pronounced bourbon barrel quality.
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.