Saturday, July 09, 2011

Vuja De ~ Cigar City

Appearance: pours dark but not black. No real head to speak of though a super tight thin collar stays from start to finish. Brackish brown-black. Swirls a smidge thick along sides but that’s all.

Nose: plumy, smoky, tarry, and meaty in the back. Black root and black licorice root. Hit of chipotle fudge tickles the back of nose. Macerated black cherries and dark fruits still with stones. Rooty earthiness along sides. Burnt black strap molasses. Old fireplaces with long cold ash and embers.

Palate: not as thick as nose insinuated. Medium-bodied and cleaned. Sticky. Heat and spice clings to back of throat and lingers long through subsequent quaffs. Burnt wood and twigs left in the fireplace. Simply shippable. Brewers licorice and black strap molasses. Dries middle of tongue. Black fruits with stones after each swallow.

Final Thoughts: a collaboration with Saint Somewhere, one can definitely taste a little of both brewer’s in this particular beer. Deliciously funkalicious. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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