Beerman6686 (4608) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma was lots of dark chocolate, some dark fruits and roast too. Flavor was a decent balance between sweetness and roast. Nothing really stood aout here besies some light dark cherry notes. Pretty standard stout but nothing bad at all.
Jow (2240) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours jet black with nice head. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, earth, and coffee beans. Slight bitter and woody finish.
beernovice39 (3154) - Montana, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at redlight . Jet black with a light tan head. Dark roasty malt scent. Taste is same. Bit thin
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler... in a night of about 50 beers this was one of the stars, perfect example of an export stout, so easy to drink, must try
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a rich brown head with black color that sheets. Aroma is sweet dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet dark malt-anise/chocolate, some spice hops.
rbrazell (1701) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a white head. Nose is chocolate, roast, tobacco and licorice. Flavor follows the nose with the addition of a generous amount of hops. Sweet and thick bodied stout.
dwm1034 (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz sampler / pour at Cigar City tasting room....this is one hoppy stout....and a good attempt at it....you can taste the licorice in here along with a little too much of the 7% abv....all in all, well done
Fritz123 (1100) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m drinking a CC Hot Blooded right now at Coffee District in Delray Beach. I’ve never had one before. I really like this stout. I’m not a fan of many stouts that leave the heavy tobacco after-taste. This is a pleasant aroma, a pleasant taste and a pleasant, non-intrusive after-taste. Very good job CC.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CC, catching up on some notes. Pours a nice black body, off white head. Aromas are full of chocolate and some mocha, decent roasty. Palate is smooth for the ABV, and follows the nose well, some decent chocolate with a sweeter touch of vanilla finish. Not bad for the style, One I’m glad to have tried there.
branquinha (13) - Carrboro/Duval duality, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had twice on draft, once at northstar and once at kickbacks in Jacksonville.
It smells like chocolate, coffee and tobacco, a little vanilla. Very dark brown, slightly red, with a nice tannish brown head that fades pretty quickly, some lacing.
one of the tastiest beers I’ve had. malty with more chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors. good balance of bitterness with creaminess. quite full