brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour drools out from the bottle. Dark tan remnants on the sides of my glass; nearly zero head.
Chocolate covered raspberries through and through. Dark and ominous; a touch of burnt charcoal at the end. Raspberry continues to shine through. Excellent.
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Raspberry aromas. Huge raspberry up front with mild vinous notes. Roasted malt undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel.
biggsbowler (569) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours a thick black lots of viscosity w/ brown head. Chocolate and raspberry in the nose with faint port smell. The taste is sweet chocolate and lots of raspberry. It starts smooth but itís kind of harsh of the end.
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ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, El Catador Club purchase. pours rich, dense, and motor-oil black capped by a thin, dark mocha head that leaves thick sheets of lace. aroma is really stunning with huge notes fresh raspberries, blackberries, and I get some blueberry skins as it warms blended with dark chocolate, roast, subtle molasses, and just a hint of vinous oak. flavor is truly wonderful as well, bringing the stout profile to the forefront with heavy roast, bakerís chocolate, devilís food cake, toffee, and toasted oak ahead of dark, vinous fruits, slightly tart raspberries, sweet plums, and black cherries from the port barrels. palate is smooth, rich, and just a shade less decadent that the other CCB imperial stouts but it really works with the dark fruit notes making in surprisingly easy to drink. overall, yet another world class imperial stout from CCB.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet, motor oil black with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, molasses, raspberries and caramel. Taste is like a chocolate raspberry truffle, so smooth yet very thick. Lots of chocolate, roast, raspberries. So amazing, one of my favorite Ccb beers yet!
knickskicks (999) - - 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 (2079) - 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 (335) - 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. Iím glad I tried this, but Iím 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 (1353) - 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.