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Cigar City Campeador - Rurik

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.3
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11408) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle (#136/204) at Papsř’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Wooden dryness, burned malts, fruity, bretty, carcoal, high dryness, vanilla, cocoa, sparkling, coffee, roasted malts. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (35101) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30468) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, coffee, and orver ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, and over ripe frutis, leading to a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6993) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle from Hopscotch. Thanks a bunch fro delivering this rare CCB brew!!!! The beer pours black wit a fluffy brown head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, brett, light coffee, roast, dark fruit and hops. The flavour is light bretty, chocolate, roasted malt, sweetness, dark fruit and light tobacco. Dry roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Plovmand. Bottle 136/204. Pours a cloudy opaque black with a small and lacing beige head. Tart lacto aroma, there’s clearly some bugs at play here - sweet roast. Solid body, overly carbonated, tart, woody accents atop some sweet roast and vanilla. Ends sweet with a slight roastiness. Nice alright, but the carbonation is offputting. 170611

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to Alan for sharing this bottle at the Rosso release. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Pours black with a thin mocha head that sticks around for a bit before falling and leaving a touch of lacing on the edges of the glass. The nose has quite a bit of bourbon and oak and, luckily, is not infected. Strong roast component with a bit of coffee. Taste is filled with roast and coffee and has a bit of the barrel character coming in behind. The feel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, glad this wasn’t infected, but there wasn’t all too much going on. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-20-2011

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
750 ml bottle courtesy of cmillward. Pours dark brown to black in color with a huge amount of beige foam that shows no sign of stopping. I had read things about an infection in this beer and I was immediately worried. The nose had a definite Brett induced funk to it. There were some of the expected notes: roasted malt, woody, fruity hints with apple being more prominent and cocoa. The flavor exhibited much more of the stout/ old ale character and less of the infection. Rich notes of cocoa, roasted malt, some fruitiness, vanilla, mild funk and acidity, woody, the alcohol comes through with warming. This is still pretty good even with the issues. Medium-full bodied. I am glad to have had the opportunity to try.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
This beer is awesome. opens with cocoa scent and pours a dark black with a excellent thick brown head. I had a refreshing spicy chili pepper flavor with chocolate, cherries, and alcohol shining through. Spicy in the mouth with a medium mouth feel. Decent warming feeling. one if not the best beer i have had


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