Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Zach at Bash in Sunrise, FL. Snifter. Pours a deep brown with a one finger foamy head. Great lacing and the crown stayed in place. The aroma was strong with coffee, cherry, malts and booze. The taste starts with coffee, heavy malts and transitions into a smooth booze -like toffee. I didnít really get the cherry as noted in the description but it did seem to have a soft fruitiness. Full body, slightly oily. Better as it warmed. Finish is not overwhelming booze.
dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to northernbrews for sharing this. Pours a nice dark brown with thick tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark dried fruit, bread, and spices. Flavor is quite nice with a bit of sweetness and chocolate to top it off. Mouthfeel is slick, but finishes dry. Very nice and looking forward to the bottle I have in the cellar.
knickskicks (563) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, very light tan head. Nose is berries, booze, fruit cake. Taste is berries, red fruit, fruit cake, booze. Bitter chalky finish.
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown almost opaque with medium tan head. Aromas of peat and roasted malts. Flavors of caramel, coffee, dark fruit and malty goodness. Nice thick and creamy on the palate with a slightly bitter finish.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, aroma of toffee, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate, flavors of toffee, burnt caramel, sweet moca coffee, bitter chocolate, tobacco, rich and smooth, great brew
michaelinwa (536) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with Tricyclist. Dark brown pour, robust head, and good aroma of malt with strong hints of carmel. Taste is sweet malt with some figs. Very balanced, low complexity but interesting. Itís all about the malt with this, hops are barely noticeable. Finishes sweet. About the best in this style Iíve had.
BuckeyeSammy (527) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really drinkable.. Strong nose of malt. Balanced beer. First Cigar City beer I have ever had. Enjoyed with DDemmingJR and Fam.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, thistle glass.
Pours a dark brown, with a dissipating off-white head.
Smells of sweet malts, toffee and cherry.
Tastes of sweet roasted malt, cherries and coffee. Finishes with a slightly bitter funk.
I think Iím in love with this rather complex beauty.
gringo332 (497) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with a light khaki head. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel and a hint of cherry. Flavor is sweet toffee, caramel malts, dark fruits and bit of coffee. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a nice sweet finish
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours a deep murky, ruddy brown with a creamy tan head. Some nice lacing. Big malty scotch ale, not peaty, but complex with dark fruits, some chocolate roast, that doppelbock malt midrange, brown sugar and a touch of the alcohol coming through as it warms. Lush mouthfeel, low carbonation, a bit drying at the finish from the alcohol.