Chalsk (1101) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Damico. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma of candi sugar, peat, and smoke. Sweet sugary peaty taste with a light smoke and toffee taste. Medium mouthfeel. Excellent brew!
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml brown bottle, sealed with burgundy wax. Bottle # 110 of 246.
Kind of appropriate, huh? Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with a sticky tan head. Aromas are of rum soaked raisins, alcohol, molasses, some bittersweet chocolate. Flavors are of alcoholic rum soaked raisins, bittersweet chocolate, slight yeasty bite, some biscuit malt.
Oak barrel in the background, definite hint of bourbon in the tastes.
Full, rich mouthfeel, almost chewy. Definitely a top notch brew. Thanks to Wayne & the crew at CCB for sending me this special brew.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle 206/246 ...wow, i usually don’t like scotch ales but i really enjoyed this one. bourbon in the nose. Dark brown color, light head. Aroma of licorce, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Full-bodied and very complex. Very well done cigar city!
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes from 4/26/2014. Typical bourbon barrel (brown sugar, vanilla, oak) with some smoked malts, caramel, and toast. I also got some leather (? Can’t read my writing). Anyway, I ticked it 4 stars on the day, my notes add up to 4.1. So not too far off.
knickskicks (1028) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, thin brown head. Nose is chocolate and bourbon. Taste is smooth bourbon, chocolate, toffee, caramel, a touch of tart barrel on the finish, dlight dry construction paper. Creamy medium mouthfeel.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, green waxed bottle, 2011 release. poured into a CCB snifter, this lovely beer rests with a deep hazelnut color with hints of rust around the edges topped by a thin khaki head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is fantastic with rich notes of vanilla, toasted oak, coconut cream pie, and warming bourbon backed by candied raisins, dried figs, black cherries, and raw brown sugar with hints of maple and herbal hops as it warms. flavor is absolutely wonderful as well with rich dark fruit notes of black cherry, fig, raisins, and tart plum skins all glazed with sweet toffee and backed by mild vanilla, bourbon drenched oak, and toasted brown sugar with hints of tobacco and earthy hops on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied with smooth carbonation and a lingering, toasty bourbon finish. overall, another great barrel aged beer from CCB.
beechner224 (981) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Tan head. Aroma is boyrbon and chocolate, much different than the base beer, which we just had. Taste is malty, sweet, slight bourbon sweetness. Pretty tasty beer. Definitely an prove ment over the base.
DrewFace (961) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Beechner224. Oaky, vanilla, malty, peaty, light roast, caramel, light dark fruit. Dark translucent brownish black, brown head. Malty, semi sweet, peaty, and roasty, lots of bourbon and vanilla, hot in the finish.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is tons of caramel, bourbon, lots more caramel, and higher alcohols.
Taste is bourbon, well integrated caramel malts, low hopping, and cinnamon spices,
Finish is strongly sweet, slightly hopped, and more alcohol. Just so sweet!
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] shared by Skyview. Pours a cloudy brown with almost no head. Aroma is the usual suspects, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, coconut, oak, and cocoa powder. Flavor is cardboardy oxidation, some smoke, light carbonation, some sweetness.