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Cigar City Campeador - Rurik

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (689) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle: The flavor consists of chocolate, bourbon, hints of vanilla, . It pours a dark brown a small tan head,overall not bad but probably better if I would have open it fresh when I got it.CHEERS!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2010 Vintage ~ Bottle 183/204

12/01/2010: Cigar City Campeador Rurik Ale 2010... Aroma: Chocolate and red wine. Appearance: Flows like an explosive geyser once the cap is removed... there is brown foam everywhere! Pours a deep, dark brown color and has a huge, long-lasting, foamy brown head. Flavor: Interesting and good flavor - toasted malts, dark chocolate; berries and red wine in the middle followed by a nice finish of mild coffee, semi-sweet chocolate; moderately sweet, yet a bit dry overall. Palate: Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation. Overall: Not too bad even though it seems to be infected...

1 Ping 9.4 Fl. Oz. waxed and capped bottle (11.25% Alcohol by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #116 for this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
750mL bottle, #97/204. Poured near black with a very tall dark tan head. The aroma picked up sour oak, whiskey, and funky notes with a bit of cherry and licorice too.. some vanilla, chocolate, and coffee backing.. seemed a bit of the sour side. The flavor found sour plums, licorice, and coffee on the roasty middle with tangy oak, cherry skins, and funky Brett-like notes around.. finished sour and roasty with a hit of cherry skins. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. OK feel and flow, but a bit too sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle 97 vintage 2010. Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a creamy tan head and superior lacing. The aroma is sour chocolate and tobacco. Flavor is chocolate syrup, oak, sour balsamic vinegar. Really rich body. Full.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle during RBWG 2013. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Rich BA aroma, raisins, coconut, fudge, caramel, and more - perhaps a touch of oxidation and apples. Tasty flavor that parallels. Glad to try it!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from StFun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours a deep dark brown / black with a big tan head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, wild notes and some fun.k. Flavour of rich dark caramel malts, some roasted malts, and some slightly sour dark fruits. Carbonation is really lively, detracting from the complexity. Fairly well-blended, but the carbonation is too awkward and too highly carbonated. Decent stuff, but on the border of being infected. Not so great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Happy to the series sitting in front of me, was missing this one personally .. . Pours a slightly murky swamp brown .. mild foam .. . has a very good balance .. . held up very well .. .. I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting, poured a dark black color with aromas of sweet cocoa, booze, oak, dark fruits, light vanilla, and malt. Flavors are the same with a light boozy aftertaste, another beer that I have looked for a long time and it did not dissapoint. Thanks to whoever sent this one in, it went to good use.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBGW. Thanks to Danny for getting these guys. Apple, oak, and booze. Very full and rich. I enjoy this a lot.


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