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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A lot plus a little more. Batch #4 is an Imperial Amber.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Pours dark amber coloe with off white head. Sweet malty aroma with some floral hops. Very sweet caramel anf fruit flavors with some bitterness and pine. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Syrupy and sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4179) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
The aroma is very sweet and alcoholic, fruity, floral, metallic, woody, malty, and piny. The appearance is deep amber with a large tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter caramel like finish. The palate is typical for the style. Overall a good beer but the astringency is an issue for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Chestnut colour with a small, but lasting off-white head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar and oak, with a nice touch of peachy hops, Sweet caramel malt flavour with a bunch of peach, pine and tobacco hop notes and a good bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours ruby tinted brown, foaming tan head, thick and appealing lacing. Aroma was reminiscent of a nice barleywine. Rich fruits (peach, dates, pineapple), molasses, toffee, toasted coconut, and a skirting of spicy resiny hops. Soft and full mouthfeel, lightly sweet up front with some cocoa, a metallic middle and finish that is fully bitter with some mild astringency, only light alcohol notes. Only wish this had a little more of a rounded fruity malt flavor...its not exactly dry but not malty enough. Hop flavors begin to dominate, spicy and sweaty, a little cheesy. Promising beginning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2478) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle at WOB UCF. Pour out a very deep red with a nice tan-ish head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel and alcohol. Taste is lots of caramel, sweet toffee, light fruity notes, hops and a slight touch of alcohol in there. Body is thick and syrupy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Aroma: super malty and sweet, lots of caramel, toasty and a bit of chocolate, dark sugars and ripe fruit, citrus hops. Pours deep, opaque red, tan head with great retention and lots of lacing. Flavor is malt-heavy, quite a massive dose of caramel, some fruit and chocolate, also pretty sweet and syrupy. Fairly bitter with plenty of citrus hop character, a lot of grapefruit, some pine. Nice flavor, just a bit overkill on the sweetness for my taste. Very full body, syrupy and sweet, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Thanks Matt for sending this one out. A pour from a 750 ml. gave a deep reddish color with some light head. Aromas were of some citrus and sugar. Smooth and full bodied in your mouth with a tad bit of carbonation. Flavors were very good with dark cherry, sweet crystal malt, bitter earthy hops. Slight resinous character also to this beer. Good long finish of the afore mentioned flavors. A good imperial red for sure if you are into this style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajcobb24 (20) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Appearance - Pours a dark brown into a snifter. Aggressive pour produces about one finger of head. Super sticky head that sticks to the sides of the glass for a long time as it is swirled around. Smell - Not impressed. A sweet malt smell that is ruined by burnt oats or coffee beans. At this point was really hoping not to relive my World Wide Stout experience. Taste - Not impressed. Just another cookie cutter malt taste that could have had something going with the sweet tinge at the end of the sip if it weren’t ruined by that burnt nut/coffee taste at the end. Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with some hidden carbonation coming to life in the mouth. Sticks to the insides of the mouth and to the epithelial lining of the throat as it makes its way down. Overall - I am really trying to support my hometown brewery here, but so far I have had two forgettable brews from Cigar City. 110k and Jai Alai are not anywhere near the best beers in their respective categories and are not beers that I would like to try on a regular basis.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet roasty medium/dark malt, resin. Taste is sweet roasty medium/dark malt-cocoa, resin/citrus hops with slight bite. Slight syrupy mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1507) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottled. Poured a nice red with a big fluffy white head. Big caramel aroma. Flavor is smooth and alcohol is well hidden, with brown sugar, malt, and grapefruit.


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