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Cigar City / Ecliptic Illuminating The Path

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This ale is brewed with spices & fruit and aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels. This beer was created by Wayne Wablmes from Cigar City and the new brewmaster at Ecliptic John Harris. This beer connects Oregon and Florida using native Rose Hips, Marionberries from Oregon and Hibiscus and acai berries from Florida.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Reynolds314 (2217) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2014
What am i missing here? Pours a nice dark brown almost black pour with tan creamy head, it looks kinda nice. Aroma is dumpster gravy. Weird vomity berries dominate with some balsamic, coffee grounds, earth, and wet wood. Taste is heavy vinous balsamic, wet wood, and an acrid sourness and tons of booze. No thank you.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3525) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2014
A garbage aroma. Lots of disjointed flavors, berries, roast, smoke, stale coffee, very random

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle via hopscotch (of course): Somewhat murky brown hue with a fadng but lasting head. Boy this is weird, sort of Flemish Sour meets Quadruple. Can get the Pinot Noir barrel big time along with lots of pithy dark fruits. Moderate flowery and earthiness too. Light but noticeable alcohol as well. I like this but it will be hard to finish the bottle, 12 oz would have been just fine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
CBC. Clear very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 030514

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2267) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle shared by drowland, pours a murky dark brown with a red like tint to it, the aroma has quite a bit of dark fruit and spice with some of the fruit from the wine barrel coming through, flavor has a wine like front end with a dark fruit finish, interesting stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5522) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, fruit, spice, caramel, oak and roasted notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft (I think) to snifter at Funk Asheville. Looks good; a translucent dark brown with foamy beige head. Smells like dates with some floral notes. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Not bad, but definitely out of place at this festival.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at Cambridge for PBW. Pours a murky brown color with off white foam head. Aroma of dark fruit and yeast, much like a quad. Same with the flavor profile. A water quad with a lower abv. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3rd May 2014
CBC Session 4. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Nice vanilla oak hosts good tangy fruits, mostly dark fruits but there are other fruits as well. Little spice. Touch of wine or something. Finishes crisp. Just a really nicely integrated fruity tangy beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
On tap during beer week at Cambridge. 10 at a time. Pours purple with smaller head. Sticky Belgian profile similar to quad. Overly sweet and boozy with grapes, sugar, and malt. Reminds me of a bruery beer....not a fan of this one too much.


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