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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4501) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bomber. Dark brown pour. Dark fruit, slightly sour. Grape and red wine. Pretty tasty stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3321) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5035) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8595) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (1690) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av choklad, dadlar, rosenblad, malt, humle. Spretiga smaker, annorlunda men svårsmält.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Aroma is vanilla, mint and caramel malts. Dark cramel coloured pour with a small tan head. Flavour is caramel, nutty malts with a hint of mint, vietnamees spring roll. Lingering berry notes. Palate is full bodied, some booze on the tonuge. Very well integrated spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (3083) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has vanilla, berries, wood, wine. The taste is mildly tart with mostly barrel notes. Overly assertive barrel qualities. Thicker mouthfeel with high carbonation. Complex and interesting, but not overly tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (809) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from Homer321. Thanks! A: Opaque black with a cappuccino head. N: Sweet grape, vinous grape, cocoa, tobacco, leather, cola, tobacco. Nose with clashing flavors. T: Sweet, tart, and bitter hints. M: Medium body and oily. O: I don’t understand the dark said on category. More is not better. It is at least drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (116) - - JUL 25, 2014
Had thanks to my boys Prazak and the Reverend. Color is of a hazy brown. Aroma is of dark fruits . The Pinot Noir comes out nicely as well. A nice boozy finish on the palate as well.


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