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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle from Catador Club. Pours a deep red brown with a tan head. Nose is light chocolate, slight berry, jammy dodgers, vinous fruit, big oak, and huge pinot noir. Flavor starts off with Pinot Noir, then goes berry and fruit, then oak and dry pinot noir on the finish. I really liked this beer, but it was more vinous than I was expecting; like pinot noir in beer form, but I don’t like Pinot Noir.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (847) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
I didn’t love this one as much as I wanted to. I got the sour notes from awdi brown pour with effervescent head. Nose was grapes and tartness, some vinous. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2144) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Large shared bottle. Flavor: wine barrel aging hints at brandy. Sweet with a tart and fruity aftertaste . Feel: Near syrupy full body O: Complex and highly distinctive. This spiced, wine-barrel aged, lightly sour, imperial stout is likely to have both advocates and critics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
750ml bottle. Dark brown pour, with an off white head. Berries, malty, grape juice, oak barrel, vinous, sweetness, and slightly tart. Meh, forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the group in January 2014. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have berries, vinous character, wood, floral notes, some sweetness, light tart, doesn’t drink like 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6972) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bomber. Dark brown pour. Dark fruit, slightly sour. Grape and red wine. Pretty tasty stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3516) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to 50belair! Bottle #5 at the tasting. Pours dark chestnut, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma has a bit of funkiness, roasty and vinous, tea notes as well. Flavor is lightly sweet, fruity, tea and floral notes, lots of vinous stuff and noticeable spices. Medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5163) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts heavy malty with notes of liquorice and coffee, quite dry. Finish warming, still heavy malty, but well balanced. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of spice, berries, sour grape juice, cocoa, oak, red wine and florals. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av choklad, dadlar, rosenblad, malt, humle. Spretiga smaker, annorlunda men svårsmält.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Cigar City / Ecliptic Illuminating The Path ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, bread, wood, tobacco, sweet wood, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, bread - cake, wood - tobacco. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

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