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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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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29683) - 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 (28448) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15493) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
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 ...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12742) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Tampa Weekly Gathering @BT Brandon-thanks Ibrew2or3-on tap–pours a foamy light brown head to a retaining thin brown head that laces and dark brown with red color. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit, wood-bourbon/ashy, some sharp boozy. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, dark fruit, wood-bourbon/ashy, some sharp boozy. Smooth. Soft carbonation. As it warms-licorice, earthy hops.


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