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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Double Cream ale with cumin and lime peel added aged in tequila barrels


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2012
750ml bottle-thanks Joey-shared with mcox90&Torey, the highlight beer of the day-pours cloudy gold with a tight retaining offwhite head. and trailing lace. Aroma is tequila, spice, wood, light/medium malt, lime zest. Taste is tequila, spice, wood, light/medium malt-toasty, lime zest.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2693) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Growler: Murky burnt copper with a lazy tan foam. Smells like a turkey club deli sandwich. Srs. Notes of very mild tequila, toast, mayo, spice, a hint of lime, taco meat (cumin?)? What is going on? Weird but it smells good! Flavor is huge vanilla, lime, toast, caramel candy, butterscotch, booze, rye chips, taco meat (definitely the cumin), & dirt. This beer is weird as fuck but I like it.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
blklab2007 (2049) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Crowler sent as part of a super bowl box! Pour has a dark muddy brown color with a ring of brown head on the glass. Aroma has sweat, sweet malts, odd spices, some tequila, and light pepper. Like a sweaty Indian chef. Mouth feel is medium with low side carbonation. Flavor has all of the incredible notes in the aroma, sticky malts, mild sweetness, and a lingering finish. I am not sure cumin was ever meant to be added to a beer and this is proof of that, it is just all sweaty Indian spices.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BMMillsy (1594) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Going into this knowing I dislike tequila more than just about anything, but had to try it. Pours murky brown like a barleywine with a small khaki head. Aroma is a horrendous mix of tequila and vomit, and nothing else. Seriously, smells like Iím about to just drink a straight shot of Jose Quervo. Completely awful. After I build up the courage to take a sip--and let my gag reflex settle--the beer actually surprised me a bit. It drinks extremely smooth, with big vanilla notes from the barrel, light lime but barely noticeable, lots of tequila still, but not offputting as the nose, and some caramelly malts to back this up. Actually pretty thick bodied for a cream ale, and itís needed to hold up to the barrels. I couldnít ever drink more than an ounce of this, and donít ever want to drink it again. Though I canít say it tastes good, per se, Iím actually extremely impressed that CCB was able to meld these flavors in a way that works pretty well. If youíre a tequila lover, sure youíve gotta try this. If you hate tequila, you wonít like it. But itís quite the experience.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (959) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Somewhat murky amber pour with no head. Nose is boozy, some tequila and a little spice character. Honey and some fruity notes as well. Flavor follows, boozy, sweet honey and cherries... More cherries than I expected? More sweet malts and some tequila notes (Iím assuming as I donít drink tequila). Itís not rough actually, not as rough as I expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pumpmaster (1194) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Snifter from tap at the CC brewery tasting room in Tampa, FL. Disappointing! Tequila and beer together, not good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
1/5/2015. On tap at the brewery. Brown-amber color with a thin tan head. Tequila aromas with spices. Sweet sappy flavors, boozy with lots of tequila showing through. Fun to try, but one was enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1520) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On tap at Cigar City Brewing. Pours a muddy brown with an off white head and aroma of tequila and cumin spice. Taste is of lime and the cumin spice up front, with the tequilla aging coming into the spicy, warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1588) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
At Cigar City with Audrie, Zachary and Brandon on Audries 56 th, pours a dark mahogany brown color. Nose is caramel, toffee and tequila. Taste is lime and tequila with a bit of spice. Finish is whiskey flavored and moderately long. Quaff Score 7 / 10

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1659) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a light brownish dark red color with off-white head. Barrel on the nose, some whiskey notes, with vanilla, caramel, and oak; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some sweetness and more barrel character. Very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (288) - - DEC 28, 2014
On draft at CCB. This was so close to being an amazing beer for me. Beautiful barrel aging that artfully integrated the brew and the barrel with just the right amount of sweetness and very little heat. The lime came through just a touch to add in some nice tartness and played well with the barrel. However, the cumin was much too overpowering for me. This might be due in part to how much I cook with cumin and associate it with savory foods. But it just hijacked the beer for me. Make this without the cumin and I would absolutely love this beer.


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