brokensail (10642) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a rather sizable khaki head.
S: It’s very roasty on the nose with a mild metallic character. Notes of coffee and chocolate (a lot of chocolate, actually), along with some molasses. It’s surprisingly sweet.
T: The flavor is also very sweet, too sweet for me. Molasses and chocolate with a fair bit of roasted malts. It’s a touch thin/watery and that comes through on the flavor.
M: A little bit thin, especially for an 8% beer, with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Too much sweetness and a little too watery for my tastes.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head that was lasting. Aromas of coffee, roast, licorice, and hints of pepper. The flavor found chocolate, caramel, and roast. Medium body, complex, nice!
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark borwn body with a tan head that leaves behind little lacing. It smells a bit roasty amd chocolatly with hints of a yeasty sour smell. It tastes bitter up front with a lightly sweet lingering aftertaste. Its a medium bodied beer witha moderate carbonation level with a long roasty finish. Overall this is quite a unique beer. It has similarities to some belgian beers and some porters and browns. One I would drink again but not seek out for the price, luckily it was a one off.
djd07 (3345) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bleeng at August tasting. Pours a dark ruby with a s creamy light tan head. The aroma is chocolate tobacco and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a smokey flavor with clove and roast finish. A good American strong ale from Cigar City.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poor is opaque black with thin lightly tan head. Smell is burnt and sweet. Have you ever had slightly burnt caramel popcorn drizzled with almond butter? Well neither have i, but if I did I imagine it would taste just like this beer. Thx DROWLAND.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Funky Buddha for Cigar City Tap Takeover. Dark color with minimal head. Aroma and flavor had hints of dark chocolate, tobacco, burnt malt, and possibly slight fudge. A little boozy but still pretty easy to handle.
hopscotch (8867) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, beige head. Good retention. The complex bouquet offers a boatload of chocolate up front, then peripheral notes of smoke, licorice, caramel and clove. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is of chocolate and smoky peppers with hints of clove, peanut butter and licorice. Finishes chocolaty, but sort of falls flat. Interesting and worth a try. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/24/11. 12oz bottle. Strange roasted aroma with coffee, caramel, dark fruits, and more, including a bit of vinegar and tartness. Biscuits in the flavor with burnt crackers and burnt popcorn with a touch of vinegar and caramel. This is one odd brew, but the 8% is hidden extremely well.
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Just noticed this is my 51st rating for CCB! So Johnnie was 50, cool. Dark brown with creamy tan frosting. Nose is chocolate, raisin, sassafras and molasses. Medium body with a lightening fizz. Taste is licorice, fig, coffee, red wine and bitter chocolate. Seems like the caramel note i expect from CCB has dropped out coming off more vinous.
BeerFanDan17 (977) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very unique brew here. Dark roasted malts and a sense of hoppiness. Mix of some light prunes and raisin, but not overpowering. Hard to single in on a style here, but very drinkable.