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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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An imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries and cacao nibs, which is then aged in bourbon barrels. This beer is brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller our generous friend from Copenhagen, Denmark. What you have here is a modest attempt to emulate the experience of biting into a chocolate-covered cherry candy. We hope you enjoy it but you never know what you’re gonna get.



4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonIPA (8) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013 does not count
Aroma is dark roasted malt, cacao nibs, alcohol/bourbon, light cherry sent. Appearance is a thick black motor oil like pour, with a small light brown head and minimal lacing. Taste is heavy and sweet. Palate comes with a full body very bourbon and cherry forward. Siting in the mouth it has oily sticky texture, soft carbonation, and the alcohol becomes present as the beer warms up. A lingering semi sweet coco finish. Overall this beer meets expectations based on what is listed on the label and Cigar City’s previously released dark stouts. It is not as chocolate forward or as thick as Marshal Zhukov, instead it’s a bit thiner, letting the bourbon and cherry shine. A well crafted beer and nice special release.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle tnx to daknole. Pours black brown with a small bubbly tanned head. Aroma is sweet roasted fruity bourbon vanilla chocolate. Flavor similar to aroma, fullbodied velvety chocolate a bit acidy cherries roasted nicely bitter with a longlived boozy warming aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle @ Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL... Poured dense, dark, black with a moderate forming, tan/light brown head. Some bubbly retention. Aroma had bourbon booze, toasted grains, and a big cherry bomb. Thick, sticky mouthfeel, carbonation was just right. Lots of sweetness, but honestly not too bad with the alcohol heat. And the cherry notes were up front and super flavorful. Candied malt notes, cocoa, simple syrup, oak, and loads of bourbon on this one. This is tasting great now, but will probably get even better with some age.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Another great CCB stout. It poured like engine oil and smelled like bourbon-soaked cherries and chocolate liquor. The taste was full of milk chocolate, vanilla, wood and subtle cherries. There was a nice trace of bourbon in the finish, and that heat brought balance to this brew. Very well done stout here!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Flavor is complex, kind of reminds me of a blend between BCBCS and Hunaphu. Chocolate cordial flavor is big. Guessing an abv of around 11-12. A sipper

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Bottle from Proof. Poured into a snifter. Pitch black and opaque. Deep brown head with same collar. Decent legs, and head was thick and yummy. Aroma is of sweet/dark cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, a smooth/woody bourbon. Taste is wonderful. Exact same as smell. Mouthfeel is viscous, fully coats my mouth, and is exactly what I want. Super fantastic beer. Dessert in a glass!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled. Pour jet black with a small tan head. Smell cherry, chocolate and booze. Tastes of this beer is huge, oh does it lingers. Tastes bourbon, chocolate, cherries and cocoa. Man oh man, this is a fantastic!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Pitch black color with small tan head. Aroma is cherries and chocolate. Taste gets more chocolate and bourbon as it warms. Drink it just below room temp, you get much more of the bold chocolate flavored and the barrels. Very good. Get one if you can.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (736) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Thanks to beechner224 for the bottle share! Obvious notes of chocolate and cherry in the aroma, much more bourbon in the aroma as it warms. Dark pour with thin khaki head. Taste is fairly sweet at first with nice cherry notes and some chocolate. Would like some extra chocolate/bitterness given the goal of this beer. Letting it warm brings out a little more chocolate and much more of the bourbon. This beer is really great, just let it warm up quite a bit to bring out all of the character.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchmela (2615) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at Oblivion. Pours motor oil black and almost as thick with a chocolate colored head. Chocolate, bourbon, cherry and tobacco aroma with just a hint of coconut. Taste is big huge chewy body with lots of cherry, chocolate cake, bourbon barrel in the taste. Bourbon comes in on the end. No bite what so ever. Amazing brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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