knickskicks (833) - - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black, tan head. Nose is tart berries, some vinous notes, barrel. Taste is tart berries, vinous notes, cardboard, bitterness. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Only ok now but could become much better with age.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, had some nice roastiness and some light fruit notes.
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with pink/tan head if that makes sense. Aromas of a standard stout, but with the added raspberries and wine notes. Flavors of chocolate, raspberries, roast, and grapes. I’m glad I tried this, but I’m just not a big fan of the fruity stouts.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by OmegaX, thanks mayn! This was a surprising kind of stout from Cigar City. From the beginning it had the subtle aroma of decanted port, of course with raspberries and a touch of mocha as well. The taste was a mash-up of berries, milk chocolate, coffee and oak with a kiss of vanilla in the finish. As usual, they never disappoint with their oak-aged beers.
OmegaX (1325) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the house shared with ye ole Chippy. Aroma is light ash, chocolate, big raspberry jam notes, a touch of vinous wine notes, sweet aromas, char. Pour is what you would expect from CCB: Jet black, dark brown head, viscous. The flavor is nice. Tons of raspberry flavor, medium sweetness if not on the drier side for a fruity stout. Light barrel quality with tons of chocolate and ash. Almost chalky. Not bad at all.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick and black with a dark brown head that recedes relatively quickly. Definite raspberry in the aroma, vanilla, anise, roasty bittersweet chocolate, grapes. Aroma is astringent at first but mellows after a few sniffs into a raspberry chocolate bar. Flavor is very raspberry up front, some roasty chocolate finish that lasts. Very very silky smooth but not nearly as thick as other CCB stouts. The raspberry is the main flavor here, and is nicely integrated into the stout with just a hint of tartness. Heads and shoulders above any other fruited stout I have had, which up to now have been disappointing. I got some vanilla barrel in the nose, but not much more from the port in the taste. Would have liked a bit more body and cream feel to this but overall a really neat beer that was nicely executed.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with reddish hue tan head. Nice flavor of raspberry, chocolate, tart and some booze. So very good!
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 So the beer is very dark brown with a medium brown head. Flavors of chocolate covered cherries, lightly tart, some dark chocolate, raspberries. Very damn good.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Nose is heavy raspberry, smoke, char, roast, sweet molasses, heavy booze, sweet sweet port. Flavor follows suit. Smooth liquor with some tart fruit notes. Beauty
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 38 Degrees/The Full Pint 6th. Black pour with a small tan head. Nose is ash and raspberries. Mild port/wine notes, lots of roast, and some chocolate. Maybe a touch of grass. Light tartness from the berries and roast on the palate. Lots of raspberry, some ash, and chocolate. Earthy bitterness, some grass, and very subtle barrel/wine.