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Cigar City Bourbon Almond Chocolate Scotch Ale

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels with almonds and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - MAR 15, 2014
On tap at The Vega in Pompano Beach, FL Poured a dark brown color with a soft white head. Aroma of chocolate, Whiskey, roasted malt, almonds, and a touch of smoke. Taste is just like the aroma. Palate was smooth with a slightly bitter coco like ending. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours black with no head. Aroma is bourbon & chocolate. Taste is light bourbon & chocolate malts - then the almond hits you followed by a light malt finish. Dessert in a snifter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, poured a dark brown color with aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, almonds, and a touch of chocolate. Flavors follow suit, boozy aftertaste that was nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On draft at Cigar City tap room. What a surprise this was! Stopped in before the RareR Dos release. This was just a beautiful blend of chocolate and bourbon flavors, with a subtle mix of almonds. Everything worked in perfect harmony together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours rich brown. Nose is chocolatey, bourbon, fruity, sweet malts. Flavor follows suit with sweet nuttiness and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On draft at Cigar City-- it was also called "ABC Big Sound." Pours a deep burnt caramel color with an off-white head. Nose is lots of sweet malt with some big vanilla, barrel, and chocolate shavings coming through. I also get some very mellow bourbon notes. Flavor follows through and does not disappoint: bourbon and sweet malt with huge caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. The almond comes through as vanilla and melds very well with the barrel. This one is a beast. Mellow bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate in the finish. Wonderful sipping beer with a ton of flavors dancing around.

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