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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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010

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) [20101030]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34322) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23012) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
25th August 2010
Opaque black beer, good tan head. Light fresh palate. Creamy malt with porter like dark malt light tang. Sublte milk chocolate and even more subtle chilli. Finishes light and soft. A very easy drinking dark beer. Whispers of coffee and red berry fruits. Really nicely put together!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 bottle at halloweeen tasting ... dark black ... huge foam brown head ... man huge funky barnyard nose ... sweet malt toffee malts ... juicy fruits ... little funky in body ... hint of wood ...little chocolate ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
750 ml bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of seabass. Almost black, dark brown head. Aroma of licorice and port wine. Taste of smooth, boozy chocolate. Much tastier than the Fergus Mor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Lightly tangy dark malts on the nose, some earth. Big sweet flavors some , tangy dark berries, bit of cocoa, light roast. Full bodied with fine carbonation, warming finish, dark sugars, some sugary chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle split in the Fart Dungeon ... pre Beer Bro warm up thanks to Homer 321 ... 04/02/16 #77/204. Pitch black with a dirty tan head - a real looker. Nose is dark chocolate, earthy roast, spice, soy sauce, tangy dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises a big molastic blast, chocolate, toffee fudge, light charr, caramel, maltesers, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boosting finale. Solid stuff.

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