otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: hazy oranges with a touch of amber here and there. White head fades fast, lingering as a broken collar while a film in the middle resembles a spill. Solid haze all around gives it an almost ethereal appearance.
Nose: spice, heat, vanilla, meringue, powdered sugar. Def can tell the heat from his higher ABV which magically rides the border between too much and too little. White table crackers and melba in the back. Crunchy cooked and cooled sweetness. Vanilla cream resembles the vanilla cream filling found in vanilla cream cookies. Dry spice abounds, complimenting the heat and the crunch. Apple skins and cinnamon.
Palate: sweet and sticky up front, then smooth, then grows dry and lovely. Creaminess leads to spice to dry to chest glowing warmth. Apple skins and caramel melt into aged rums and fine brandy, mulled if you please. Sticky lips; caramel and vanilla cream. Melba, bread crust, white table crackers underneath. Cinnamon sticks. Vanilla in the breath with a puff of powdered sugar. Quaffable.
Final Thoughts: a standard cream ale is hard enough to find as it is, so a double cream ale is a rare beast. Leave it to Cigar City though to take a classic misunderstood beer, amp it up, and make it taste so darn good. Simple and complex at the same time, soothing and appetizing. A winner all around.
sloshgator (287) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cigar City Batch #69 Double Cream Ale has a big flavor that goes well with strong and spicy foods. Nice sweet aroma coming off a copper-amber pour with a nice head. Taste is malty with a certain cloying sweetness to it and a bit of a hop bite at the end. The higher ABV is not very noticeable. The sweetness lingers on the palate longer than I prefer it. Batch #69 is a good brew just not a standout.
S_Side_Smitty (336) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper-amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is faint fruit and bread. Taste is initially orange & tangerine followed by the lactose creaminess, mild malts and faint spiciness.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th March 2013
Lightly hazy amber beer, good off white head. Palate is light and a little crispy. Semi dry. Light bretty - seltzer minerals. Tangerine and a little lactose. Whisper of caramel and candied fruits. Finishes semi dry. Nice flavour profile.
One2remeber (126) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At room temp. Acetaldehyde burn, big green apple.
Pear, soft fruit.
Sugary sweet, malt bomb, barley wine mouthful without the complexity nor hops.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
roma is sweet malt, tropical fruits, orange and citrus. The taste like the aroma is fruity and malty up front with a very nice citrusy hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. Overall, this is not your daddy’s cream ale. Once again, another solid beer from Cigar City.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Exactly as you would expect a double cream ale to taste. Bad style choice was bad. Doughy cereal malts and heavy candy sugar sweetness. dull listless hops that hate their lives.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow a double beer of nothing, this is lame, thanks cigar city. You are so cool bro
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of randomgarbage’s rotbox @ randomgarbage’s wedding reception @ Iowa CIty. Pours a hazy orange/golden appearance with a thin brown head. Somewhat sugar, light caramel, dull hoppy, bready nose. A little boozy, light toasted malty, a touch caramel/butterscotch, herbal flavor. Probably been in the rotbox too long but decent.
olr1984 (733) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml pours a dark apricot with fizzy white head. Caramel sugar and wheat taste.
DialSquare (2051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle that I picked up at some point on Hunahpu day (so... no idea where I got it). Yellow-gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is cider, grain, dough, grapefruit. Tastes are caramel, honey, floral, candied sugar, light pepper and spices, little acidity, citrus. Feels boozy, but covers it well in the taste. Leaves a soapy acidic vibe. Overall, better than I expected (not sure why I wasn’t expecting much w/ CC - guess it was the cream ale in the title).