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Cigar City Chocolate Almond Cherry Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
brown/ruby color, aroma of cherry, almonds, chocolate, same flavors, very enjoyable


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Light brownish pour, brown eggshell head. Flavor of almonds, chocolate, caramel malts, dark honey, light molasses. It really does taste like an almond joy with a hint of dark cherry notes. Cool stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Hunahpu Day ’13. Limited notes: sweet, milky, chocolate, caramel, cherry, even, good, 7.4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5259) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draft at CCB during Hunahpu Day 2013 with Andrew and Maggi. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is rich cherry, sweet nuts and decadent chocolate. Very nice. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, medium to full with notes of chocolate syrup, sweet almonds, nuts, toffee, dark cherries, chocolate covered cherries and almond joy candy bars. One of the highlights of the day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1591) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Draft at Hunaphu Day. Deep murky brown pour wit a small tan head. Very sweet, nutty, toffee, caramel, cherry aroma. Flavor is very similar, thick and almost cloying and too nutty for me. Some noticeable booze. Not terrible, but not for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On draft for Huna Day. This was probably the best beer I had the entire day. Took a small sip from my buddies glass and got a massive amount of cherry chocolate. Just uber goodness all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1230) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Good stuff. On tap at CCB. Nose is roast, big cherry aroma, some slight alcohol, some nuts, and chocolate. Pour is hazy brown with a thin head. Taste follows up with big cherry and light chocolate behind some caramel and booze. Not bad!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
This was a wonderful treatment to this style. It smelled nutty, caramel-ey, but still had the butterscotch and hop-like qualities of a good scotch ale. The taste was straight-forward almonds and sweet cherries with a touch of dry cocoa in the finish. The alcohol level is very well hidden and makes for a surprisingly drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Very sweet, definite cherry, chocolate is lots, almond gives it a slight boozy character

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Tap at Hunahpus Day. Only had to wait 15 minutes to get it! Mahogany brown pour with short lived khaki head. Aroma is cherry fruit and almond extract. Taste is freaking delicious. Maybe the best chocolate flavor I’ve had in a beer. Huge cocoa powder flavor up front with cherry Almond Joy sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel. Best beer I’ve had here today, including Hunahpus.


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