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Cigar City Campeador - Rurik

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle@Home, thanks Noize. Exceptional beer with complex and surprising flavours. A combination of cinnamon, citrus and very dark malts. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
Entering old-rates. 75cl bottle. Couleur brune foncée, col épais beige. Arôme est alcoolisé, bourbon léger vanille, notes de malt et pas mal de fruits noirs allant vers prunes et dates. Palais est malté avec une belle note douce de vanille, le tout reste bien épais en bouche. Un peu en dessous de la première bière de la série. Bourbon est un peu en retrait mais reste bien agréable. Une autre bouteille fût goutée à Washington et cette dernière présentait qcq signes d’infection avec une aigreur minime au palais.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
(Bottle #6 shared by Sparky at the Black Friday tasting). This was a beer I had been wanting to try for quite a while. Thanks Eric, for sharing this. Pours a dark brown color-almost cola colored. Aroma is bourbon, wood and band-aid. Taste is sweet with some oxidation. Medium bodied and oily. Dry finish. Probably past its prime, but again, I’m super happy I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle 6 of 204 shared generously on BF by Sparky! Really enjoyed this! Dark mahogany bordering onyx with a creamy latte head. Complex brew with loads of dark bitter chocolate, rich roasted coffee, oak, gooey caramel, vanilla, and a hint of fruit. Full bodied and chewy...my kind of beer! No indication of any type of infection, which some had concerns about. Delicious...wish more than 204 bottles made it into circulation!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ketchepillar (1181) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle 6/204 at Black Friday tasting. Tart raspberry in the nose oddly enough. Flavor is messy. Some spend coffee grounds. Vegetal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Like drinking a glass of old motor oil. Pours a viscous thick black with minimal brown head. Taste and aroma are very complex but dont mesh well imo. All over the place with roasty, nutty, funky, sweet, and salty? elements. It was definitely interesting and I did not dislike it but it was kind of a mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle 16/204. Aroma is sweet Malts, some funk and tart. Flavor is big and sweet, huge beer. This would be tough to drink without sharing. The tartness actually lightens the beer a little, adding a great dimensionality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Bottle 136/204. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty bitter chocoalte aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity woody caramel and chocoalte flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bitter caramel and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1429) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle shared by jckp64, thanks John! Pour is a majestic deep black with a full and thick tan head. Aroma is loaded with roasted malt, toffee malt, and a lot of sour, funky grape. Flavor is also full of sour, funky dark fruits and grape. Touches of toffee malt and full bodied roasted malt. This was really tasty, but based on other ratings, i’m pretty sure this was an infected bottle. Reminiscent of CL Smoke from the oak win barrel. I would certainly drink it again though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is sour notes, grape, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is dark fruits, sour grapes and malts. Heavy bodied, medium carbonation. Pretty good beer.

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