ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz, bronze waxed bottle courtesy of ibrew2or3. thanks, dave! pours a silky black with a dense, effervescent, khaki head with great retention and thick lace. aroma is great with big notes of dark chocolate, rye toast, and spicy, bold red wine with hints of coffee, curry spices, and oak with just a subtle touch of toffee as it warms. flavor is delicious as well with all three elemental beers showing through in the form of toffee, raisins, and spice from the winter warmer; spicy rye, cocoa, and coffee from the rye porter; and light smoke, apple skins, vinous fruits, and caramel from the big sound all brought together by subtle oak and vanilla notes. palate is medium bodied with high carbonation and a long, sweet, yet smooth finish. i honestly though this one may be infected with the high carbonation and red wine notes but overall, itís a damn nice blend.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13th April 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good dark tan head. Palate is light and airy, lightly crisp. Mellow sourness in perfect balance with semi sweet dark chocolate. Tangy fruits with a little creamy malt. Semi dry finish. Just a great balance of chocolate and mild sourness. Very drinkable.
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Pours a murky dark brown head with a bubbly dark brown head. Bourbon, a bit tangy fruity, lightly spicy rye, caramel, a bit oxidized aroma. Roasty, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, somewhat tangy, dark fruity, bourbon flavor. A little disjointed. Not too hard to drink but seems to have multiple personalities.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, very dark black pour with tan head that is a bit more heady than I expected, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, raisin, plum, hints of oak, lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, lots of whiskey as well, hints of spice and smoke in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet dark fruits, slight prickly notes, hints of oak, vanilla, bourbon, touch of red vinegar but not bad, nice caramel, toffee, more dark fruit, finishing fairly sweet, slightly burning, oaky and full of bourbon.
shigadeyo (2927) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/21/2010: Cigar City Capricho Oscuro Rye Porter (Batch #4)... Aroma: Bourbon char, dark chocolate, notes of fruity rye. Appearance: Very deep brown to near black in color, opaque; brown-colored crown. Flavor: Semi-sweet and dark chocoalte; nice level of sweetness; malt syrup; smooth, nicely blended bourbon; dry, char-like finish. Palate: Thick and chery, slightly sticky. Overall: This is one big beer!
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #125 for this beer.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz waxed bottle .. . pours a dirty plum juice .. . medium foam . .. wood, earth and mild barrel .. . a touch muddled and maybe something i would have enjoyed before closetting .. . . nintendo golf was where it was at!
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL copper wax thanks to the CCB collectorís box at RBWG Grand Tasting. Never thought Iíd get to try this one. Pours a clear cola brown with a larger than expected tan head. A bit overcarbonated. Nose is infected but nice- red wine barrel, funky, bourbon, malted milk balls, vanilla, macadamia nuts, powdered milk. Strange but I like it. Taste is sweet tomato paste, sugar, sticky caramel, denser sugary body. Not quite drained from the infection. Aerated palate with some remaining silkiness. A bizarre, but fun beer that is slowly souring in the bottle.
b3shine (3582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster (thanks Leighton). Looks solid; an opaque dark brown with beige lacing. Smells solid; malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.
jcartamdg (1445) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of heavy malt, booze and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, malty, bourbon and vanilla. Finishes with roast and chocolate.
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burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle poured a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of booze, dark fruit, light spicy rye,chocolate, some pumpernickel, and more booze. Flavors are the same with some sweet vanilla and molasses thrown in. My god did I really dig this beer, I wish I had more bottles to drink of this. When is batch 5 coming out?
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SJ. I really enjoyed this. Coacoa, roast, dark fruit and wood.
I love strongs and this one was delicious.