S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Pours a golden amber with a small head. Aroma is smoke and freshly cut cedar. The coriander taste is prevalent along with the cedar up front and there is a black pepper-like bite in the finish that alludes to carbonation. Different and interesting.
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Big cedar woody aroma with lighter fruity and spicy notes. The wood in the flavor comes across a bit harsh, with some light spicy yeast and some fruity sweetness. Not bad.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a unclear dark gold with a bubbly white head that dissipates quick. Bursting aroma of fresh pine, cedar, spice and yeast. Sweet entry that subdues into light vanilla and wood then quickly into strong cedar wood spice, lemon rind and yeast. Finishes very spicy and dry with a quick note of alcohol.
j12601 (6769) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big cedar right away on the nose. A touch sweet, smooth and spicy. Light alcohol peeks through, a touch of spicy wood. Caramel, long warm cedar on the finish.
Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Blind Tiger with Jredmond and Brendan. Insane smell from the wood that lends to the amazing aroma. The taste is also amplified by the Cedar wood. This blows the other two Dos Costas I had out of the water.
jredmond (5632) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 I never knew I was a lover, until this beer stole the things I hide. Cause I focused while we danced, because I offered it a ride.
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Blind Tiger for CCB event. Pours golden with pretty big white head and leaves a thick but quickly-fading lacing on the glass (snifter). Aroma is sweet and funky yeast with some wood coming through already. Tastes of lemon/citrus, some vegetable, and a little hop. Definite wood in there as well, which comes through later than the other flavors. I wouldnít have guessed cedar without knowing the name of the beer, but this is (at least) the second cedar-aged beer Iíve tried and they seem to let a lot more of the wood come through compared to other types of wood barrel-aged beers. Stands out because itís a little funky, a little zesty, and moderately tart, almost to the point of sour but stopping just short. Something I could definitely drink an entire bottle of.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Tap at Blind Tiger.
My god. Iíve tried pretty much all the cedar stuff from Cigar City and none of them are holding back on the wood character but this one is way more than the others. Itís like itís been double cedared or something. Thoroughly intense wood and lemon and epic spice. Drinks like 4%. Nothing like the 9 plus quoted. Spicy grapefruit wood finish. Quite a shocking experience but thoroughly enjoyable all the way through.
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I could drink this beer by the gallon. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Nose is cedar, lemon, sweet malt, yeast, spices, and wood. Flavor is similar- cedar up front followed by lemon, citrus, and sweet malt. Medium in body, and a delightful biere de garde overall. Complex in its simplicity.
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours copper with big cedar nose. Tastes of cedar, pepper, apples, pears, and lemons. Yeasty and lingering finish. Really enjoyed this one