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Cigar City Campeador - Rurik

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rurik: the founder of the dynasty that bears his name which ruled Kievan Rus and later Muscovy until the 16th century. This land would later spawn the Muscovy Trading Company and become a base of trade between Russia and Britain. Two styles of beer comprise this blend, old ale and imperial stout. Both are of British origin with the later made famous by its exportation to the Russian Court. Rurik is the second beer in the Campeador series, a barrel-aged collaboration between Knightly Spirits and Cigar City Brewing. Limited release of 204 bottles.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by Homer321 in the Hyatt hotel room over RBWG - thanks a ton, Sean! I have to admit, this was on my Wants list for so long I figured it was basically extinct and I’d never see it. So I took it off a few months back, and then - bam! - Homer whips this retired whale out like it was no big deal. Bottle number 77/204. Pours an opaque brown with a tan ring for a head. Notes of fudge, dark fruits, tobacco, a bit of teriyaki, earth, leather, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, rich, slightly tangy, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation (although I was surprised there was any left). Has held up pretty well. Very interesting stuff. Fun to try at this point.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5423) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle shared. Black pour with frothy brown foam. Aroma is really umami, light leather, light soy, roasty. Taste is roasty, malty, molasses. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3771) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle from a long time ago. Opened at RBWG16. Nose is moderate dried figs and booze. Some vanilla. Solid black pour. Medium brown head. Taste is dried figs as well, moderate fudge. Some tobacco. Really nice. Held up well for a six year old bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15611) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle split in the Fart Dungeon ... pre Beer Bro warm up thanks to Homer 321 ... 04/02/16 #77/204. Pitch black with a dirty tan head - a real looker. Nose is dark chocolate, earthy roast, spice, soy sauce, tangy dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises a big molastic blast, chocolate, toffee fudge, light charr, caramel, maltesers, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boosting finale. Solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3752) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at hotel room fart share @RBWG 2016. Thanks hummus321! Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, wood, spices, toffee, raw sugar and aquavit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of herbs, licorice, raw sugar and chocolate. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2568) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
Thanks Dchmela! You are such a pal!! Pours a soft black with big mocha head. This is all booze and malts, which is an awesome thing. Aromas of burnt caramel, burnt sugar, vinous, brandy, coffee, marshmallow. Flavours are sweet with some toasty sugars, warm booze. Fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8037) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, oak. Medium mouth with strong cocoa and roast, nice booze presence, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Black, small tan head. Rich chocolate aroma. Candy sugar sweet with some chocolate and plum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (565) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Pours dark with a thick creamy foam head that laces my glass. The aroma is of dark fruit, mild vanilla, subtle roasted malts, booze, and a moderate intensity of carmel sweet malts. In the flavor I picked up on an unbalanced taste between the sweetness and the bitterness. I noticed sweet carmelized malts with an overwhelming bitter blend of booze and roasted dark malts. There was a subtle acidic fruity flavor that seems to put a wedge between the sweet and bitter taste but it came off as rather odd. Overall I enjoyed this brew and I’m glad the after taste does not linger much to make this a more drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bomber shared by Steve, thanks! Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Nose is dark fruit, malt. Flavor is caramel, roast, dark fruits. Highly carbonated, which is strange and surprising. Reminded me some of BCBS, but certainly not as good overall.


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