popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cmillward. Definitely a solid beer, though the bottle may have had some minor problems. Trying it right after Hunahpu probably didnít help things, either. Black pour with a creamy beige head. Mild sour/funk/lactic in the aroma, along with chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, rum, raisins, mild roast and caramel. Taste was relatively sweet with some oak and tobacco coming through. Reminded me of Bitches Brew in an odd way. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth but could have been a bit bigger. Mild booze. Good beer and makes me curious to try more CCB specials, but not up to Hunahpu.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Freetail at the La Muerta bottle share. Thanks to the guy in the blue jacket, with the 80ís mustache. Again, CCB hitís us with another great one!!! Poured a dark brown body with a ring of head that was very leggy. Aromas of caramelized sugars, dark berries, frutyness, a hint of alcohol and some woodiness. Flavors were dark berries, roasty, bready, caramel, candied pears and some alcohol in the ending. Lively carbonation with a medium to full mouthfeel and a mild bitter finish. This is what the "American Strong" category is all about.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared with FlssmrBrewAlum, thanks Adam! #87/204. Pours a mostly black body with a big, two finger-width, dense and frothy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of pretty lacing. Aroma is initially tart and somewhat acidic with lots of dark cocoas and a light roast. Plenty of dark fruits, toffee, some grainy bread, a hint of leather, and some wood. Flavor is solid. Very roasty with toffee, caramel, grain, dark bittersweet cocoas, and a moderate tartness. More dark fruits, vanilla, ashes, a light alcohol, and wood. Finishes dry and warm with lots of roast, a moderate bitterness, and a light tartness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, creamy body with a higher, lively carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer. Lots of roast and just enough sweetness on the flavor along with a light tartness that never gets excessive. I enjoyed this one.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle (15/204), courtesy of Bryan. A nearly black beer with a huge, frothy, rocky, mostly lasting light brown head. The aroma is moderately malty, with notes of roasted grains, caramel, bourbon, cherries, berries, smoke and alcohoi, with a hint of chocolate. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately sour, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, smooth/creamy texture, soft/lively carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness, moderately alcoholic. This is such a strange beer, I donít know if the sourness is intentional, but it works well. Not overly alcoholic or sweet. Perhaps a bit of a mess, but complex in its way and tasty. So another great stuff from Cigar City.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. @ Halloween Tasting by cgarvieuk.
Clear dark dark red brown color with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, berry, barnyard, leather, fruity, sweet raisin, tart raisin. Flavor is light heavy sweet, light light tart - acidic and light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to lively. Certainly this was not what the brewer did make and did put in the bottle. but for me it worked very well ;O) 
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #109 of 204 courtesy of bottle share at Freetail La Muerta bottle release on 11/6. Pours a dark carmel color with a medium tan head and delicate lacing that lingers. Aroma is sweet molasses, raisin, candied dark fruit and tart berries. Itís smooth and creamy with a sweet yet tangy flavor. Fruity (mostly prunes) with slight alcohol. Excellent!
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Poured near black with a chocolate dark brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had some roasted malts, smoke and spice with a slight sweet chocolate and grain note as well. Flavor starts with a bit of whiskey with a roasted malt base and some vanilla and sweet grains in the finish.
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, halloween tasting @ cgarvieuk. Dark brown colour, fluffy beige head. Aroma is sour fruits, malty, some barnyard. Flavour is sour, fruits, caramel malts, bit of chocolate. Medium carbonated. Sour finish.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of aaskofficerfriendly. Greg really helped me out on this one. Pours a deep dark thicker black, roasty opaque with a huge cakey dark brown head that laces well and layers. Aromas are a rich dose of roasted malts, coffee, toffee and biscuits, the orange marmalade and echoes of faded hops from the Winter Warmer strike through with wet oak, vanilla tannins, and boozy spirit peeking through. Some raisin, dark fruit, sweetness clash with strong roast, coffee, dark chocolate. Initial mirrors the aromas, fuller bodied beer gives way to intermixing roast and sweetness, toffee and toast, orange marmalade, coffee and cocoa, raisins, dark fruit. Decent bitterness and citrusy feel, comes up through roasted malts, vanilla, dark fruit, whiskey like spirit and warming on the palate. Smooth and silky, a nice meshing of two different styles and two beers I loved on their own by CCB. Flavorful and complex, the roast and more lively citrusy orange, sweet and lightly bitter, and sweet toffee Old Ale plays very well. Finishes roasty and sweet, clinging to the palate. Really enjoyed this and feel the blend was spot on, meshing some largely different flavor profiles.
Fin (7691) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craigs big Edinburgh tasting, this bottle courtesy of íCraigí, thanks mate. Shared in company of Craig, Stella, Jan, Charlotte, Fritz and Loz 30.10.10 Pours dark brown verging on black with a wonderful white creamy textured light beige head. Aroma I found to be a little funky almost with a touch of the Orval about it, not sure itís meant to be like this, but nice anyway. Nice soft and smooth, creamy mouthfeel busy carbonation, some chocolate in the mouth, roasted malts and coffee, dark fruits, molassess and a nice warmth from the alcohol complete things here, great beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0