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Cigar City Forgotten Island

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Tampa, Florida USA


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Forgotten Island is aged in Appleton rum barrels, originating from Jamaica. This distillery makes the oldest barrel-aged rum in the world. The barrel lends notes of vanilla, molasses, orange peel, cocoa, brown sugar, nutmeg, hazelnut, apricot and peach. This plethora of flavors and aromas from the rum barrels intermingles with banana, clove, cinnamon, fig, plum and brown sugar aromatics and flavors from the quadrupel, creating a crescendo of elegance in a long flavorful finale.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Really sweet and rummy, kinda like drinking a rum, you can tell its a quad from some of the estery flavors but it’s not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1424) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Partagée chez Luc. Liquide opaque, dense , brun et boueux sur lequel ne flotte aucune mousse. En plongeant mon nez dans mon verre, je note de puissantes arômes de fruits confits, de dattes, de pruneaux et d’anis. Ça sent Noël et la soirée sur le bord du foyer en revenant d’une belle journée de sports hivernaux. Beaucoup de rhum vanillé et de gâteau aux fruits. Par contre c’est laid. Saveurs très sucrées des mêmes fruits mentionnés, d’érable et de vieux fût de rhum ayant survécu à une longue traversée en mer. Jamais toutefois je n’aurais su détecter les 15% d’alcool s’y cachant. Liquoreux, cochonne, trop puissante pour représenter adéquatement ce style mais tout de même très appréciable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is full of spicy dark fruits. Cinnamon and peppered plum, raisins. Caramelized peach. Molasses. Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar. Spicy dark fruit compote. Sweet / earthy. Pretty hot and sugary, which makes this beer tiring after a few sips. Full body, moderate carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4925) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
(Cigar City Forgotten Island) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a snifter. Dark brown coloured body, small and thin tan head on top, with low retention. Aroma has intense rum, brown sugar, alcohol, dark fruits, dates, some vanilla. Sweet taste with plenty of brown sugar, rum, notable alcohol, dates, plums, figs, raisins, light wood. Medium thick body, still good carbonation. Powerful boozy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5173) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours chocolate brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma presents fruity and toasted malt notes. Flavor features toasted malt, chocolate and subtle toffee tones. Mouthfeel has decent body and good fizz. Don’t forget this island!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Cellar turd enjoyed fireside on a on ahem, chilly, florida night. Pours a cola looking hue, no head. Sweetness is about, rum, vanilla, pitted fruits. High boost and a full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a cloudy deep amber color with a small off-white head. Tons and tons of dark and dried fruits, with caramel, vanilla, fruitcake, oak, candied nuts, mild spices, and cocoa. Light-medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a dry, toasty, and really, really sweet mouthfeel. I have no idea what this was like fresh, but I’m guessing I’d have liked it better. It was thinner than expected and is starting to show hints of oxidation two years out. Doesn’t have the depth or complexity suggested by the deScription. But I still found a lot here to like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex earthy and tropical fruit aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good complex dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have crazy sweet malts, Belgian candy sugar, rum, caramel, everything is sweet, showing its age a bit, sweeet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a tiny head. Nose is intense, with loads of rum barrels, alcohol, and brown sugar. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, perfumey and alcoholic, with rum barrels, perfumey floral notes and brown sugar. A massive diabetes bomb - way too sweet. Barely drinkable. Fun to try, but that’s it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2395) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
pure sugar bomb, all rum and brown sugar. not a fan though i heard it was better fresh.

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