argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks sebletitje. Small brown head, black body with brown edges. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous, grape, some Bourbon. Taste is sweet, Bourbon, light vinous. Sticky full body.
BuckeyeBoy (6146) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 27 of 204 thanks to ditmier for sharing this. Pours out black topped with a cream tan head. Aroma was of sweet pit fruit, brown sugar, vanilla, and rich malts. Taste was more of the sweetness milk chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, and some light coffee.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle number 164. Pours a watery, opaque brown/black with a very frothy, tan head. Nose is grainy, bready, a touch of funk, a little fruit, some coffee grounds. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, a little acid, smoke, coffee. Full bodied, acidic finish. A little weird.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle number 167 thanks to Cheeseman! You rule! Pours opaque black with a medium tan head. Aroma is all over the place. Complex as hell, obvious apple brandy, wet wood, fruity yeast, coffee and cocoa nibs. Flavor is semi-sweet red berries with a strong barrel presence and lingering coffee in the finish. Silky smooth mouth-feel. Really tons going on here, but everything complements and there are no dominate flavors overpowering the next. Kudos Cigar City!
after4ever (7611) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750. Thanks alan and clint. Pours black with a dense creamy buff colored disc of head. Would have thought it was an impy. Nutty, musty, slightly basementy nose. Kind of cola and nutshell qualities. Creamy medium body, soft carb. Cola, chocolate, nuts, and a little bit of black olive on the mid palate. Long nutty finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks SoLan! Maybe this is a touch infected but the brett character added to the experience. great chocolate notes, creamy body, splendid dark rich goodness. Hopefully the crew left more in the bottle for me to drink.
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is nice and barrely, some roast, wood, lightly tart notes are there. Some vanilla and dark fruity notes, brown sugar. Black pour nice creamy tan head. Roasty malts up front, dark chocolate, raisiny notes, lightly tart, brown sugar notes, woody notes. Dry roast - almost acrid in the finish. Lightly sweet vanilla and brown sugar. Almost lively carbonation. Alcohol is toned down and this is well balanced.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle graciously shared by Douglas88 - Pours a totally opaque black color with tiny tan head. Aroma is slightly malty, but roasty, touch of caramel, tons of toasted oak. Flavor is malty, loads of caramel and oak, fairly roasty and bit of toasted malts. Finish is slightly sweet but far from cloying. This is very good - my first CCB brew and I definitely am interested in trying others from them.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle number 42 of 204. Black with tan head. Nose of coffee, tobacco, chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch toffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toffee, spice and an ever so slight sour note.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque brown color with a moderate, tan cap. The nose is of malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. Taste starts with nice bourbon notes and chocolate. Next comes vanilla, oak and dark dark spices. The finish is sweet with a touch of espresso bitterness. Slight alcohol warmth. Very nice!
Thanks to Douglas88 for sharing