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Cigar City Campeador - Rurik

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle number 3 of 204 from 2010 thanks to cquiroga. Pours with a black body and a tan head. Aroma is lactic, vinous, infection, berries, toffee, bourbon and woody. Taste is earthy, ashes, metallic, toffee, vinous, wood, brown sugar. Creamy mouthfeel, with light bubbles. Not bad for an infected beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
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.

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