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The Dark Woods 2016

The Dark Woods 2016

Double Wood-aged Strong Brown Ale

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The Dark Woods is a series of beers that marries dark, imposingbeer styles with different woods from around the world to introduce new and unexpected flavors and aromas to Cigar City’s already-unique line-up of ales and lagers.

The third release in Cigar City’s Dark Woods series is a svelt Strong Brown Ale brewed with Golden Promise, a complex base malt from the United Kingdom, and five other special malt varieties for a depth of flavor not commonly found in the style. The addition of experimental hops lends an added dimension of coconut, while an aging process involving African Padauk and Sugar Maple lends vanilla notes and balanced tannins.



Alcohol by volume is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.


Standard Reference Method is the color system used by brewers to specify finished beer and malt color.


International Bitterness Units scale (0-100) is a gauge of beer's bitterness.


Original Gravity is a measure of the solids content originally in the wort, before alcoholic fermentation has commenced to produce the beer.









The Dark Woods 2016

Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of molasses, bread crust and toffee are complimented by more subtle notes of vanilla and coconut. A formidable maltiness hints at bitter chocolate and and black licorice while woodiness and tannins contributed by two different types of wood bring this silky-smooth Brown Ale into balance.

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