Cigar City Chocolate Almond Cherry Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Big Sound Scotch Ale with chocolate, cherries, and almonds added

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighWine (959) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10871) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On draft at Cigar City pours aa black color, aromas of almonds, caramel, light chocolate, and some feint cherries. Flavors are the same, the cherries and almond flavor was very balanced, glad this beer was put back on, I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
On draft at Cigar City. Pours the typical Big Sound dark caramel brown with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malts, some almond extract, big cherry, and some light Hershey’s syrup. Flavor is similar with the flavors melding together pretty well. Nice selection of complimentary flavors here. Medium in body and some lingering chocolate almond in the finish. Nice treatment, Jason!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (3089) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Chocolate almond cherry scotch ale Dark brown almost black with no head. Aroma of almonds, cherries and caramel malts. Taste follows, chocolate almonds and an afterthought of cherries. Sweet yet balanced, really nice treatment! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours deep ruby brown with big brown head. Nose is huge cherry, almonds, cocoa, sweet malts. Flavor is semi tart cherry, soft chocolate, hints of sweet almonds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1372) - 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!

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