jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Apache (41) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2015 version was a cumin bomb, to the point where I thought there was something wrong with the El Catador growler that I had filled with. The bottled version from a few years ago wasn’t as cumin forward
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy light brown. Small white head. Citrusy tequila aroma.Alcohol very noticeable. Lime. Quite sharp. A little rough to begin with, but it grows on me. Soft maltiness balanced by lemony citrus and a little acid. Phenolic alcohols. Pretty unique beer. Interesting, but not all that drinkable.
tectactoe (2944) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
blklab2007 (2068) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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 I’m 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 it’s needed to hold up to the barrels. I couldn’t ever drink more than an ounce of this, and don’t ever want to drink it again. Though I can’t say it tastes good, per se, I’m actually extremely impressed that CCB was able to meld these flavors in a way that works pretty well. If you’re a tequila lover, sure you’ve gotta try this. If you hate tequila, you won’t like it. But it’s quite the experience.
tricyclist (1000) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (I’m assuming as I don’t drink tequila). It’s not rough actually, not as rough as I expected.
pumpmaster (1203) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snifter from tap at the CC brewery tasting room in Tampa, FL. Disappointing! Tequila and beer together, not good.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jjgmd (1623) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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