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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%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - 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 (5607) - 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 (23355) - 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 (1558) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5923) - GERMANY - JUL 21, 2011
Thanks to Maltzilla for that one. Bottle 61/204. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass very zippy. Heavy malty aroma with chocolate notes. Starts strong malty with fine hoppy notes in the background, modest bitter. Finish again very malty, with chocolate and coffee notes, modest alcoholic. All in all finish a bit too unbalanced, but still a great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
750ml bottle. It pours almost black in the body with a menacing red mocha head that has huge retention and very good lace. Aroma is a little all over the place: sour fruits, spices, orange mint, barbecue pork, smoked sausage. An odd combo. Taste is spicy peppers, bell peppers, some intense cloying sweetness in the foreground and ends with some cardboardy oxidation. I’m very fortunate to get to sample this but obviously disappointed. Much more a fan of the Fergus Mor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. pitch dark, smooth brown head. mild and complex aroma, roasted stuff. flavor is roasted stuff, wood, vanilla, very sweet, sweet licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle (#136/204) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Wooden dryness, burned malts, fruity, bretty, carcoal, high dryness, vanilla, cocoa, sparkling, coffee, roasted malts. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Plovmand. Pours hazy dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is fruity, acidic and wooden to slight earthy. Sweet, fruity and mild acidic. Lingering fruity mixed with a slight wooden toffee caramelish flavour. Bitter and fruity far finish.

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