LadyIpa (13) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of prunes as well as light roasted malt, which also lends the beer a slight acidity
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entering old rates. 2009 rate. Growler @ CCB. Garde ce profile de Chaveta dont à mon avis l’original était meilleur. Bière reste agréable, maltée avec pas mal de grillé et chocolat, toujours cette pointe d’épice ; réglisse, mais avec ici le côté poivré et boisé du cèdre. Sympa, et encore une fois une bière qui était bien dans son format original.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs deep brown with thin tan head. Nose is heavy roast, big wood and earthy and pine hops. Flavor is super smooth, mild roast and toasted grain. Earthy hops and big cedar notes. Crazy easy drinking.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
beer is very smooth and silky, the aroma gives off a slight wooden flavor. the taste is where is count, the beer is hoppy but is very smooth and none of that sharp flavor that is normally in IPA. this, slightly smokey. awesome from start to finish.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Cigar City shared at a BeerAdvocate event. Very dark brown color with a huge tan head. Smoky, woody, roasty aroma. Flavor is cedar, smoke, roasted malt, and hops. Crazy stuff. Dry on the palate with a medium body. Really interesting.
ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to pepsican, badbeer, and iowaherkeye. This shit is crazy. I love it. It definitely is what it is. Sooo much cedar. Roasted barley. Chocolate. Very solid mouthfeel too.
pepsican (1397) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 dark brown pour with a small tan head. The cedar is killing on this. Very huge on the aroma and flavor. Some chocolate, piny hops, and more wood rounding this out. On the dry side, very very nice!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a deep, dark mahogany color that shows a slight coppery translucency at the outer edges. A creamy head of dark khaki colored foam is well retained, settling slowly to a thin blanket and leaving splatters of wet, spotty lacing behind. The aroma is softer and less roasted than the regular Chaveta, no doubt due to the introduction of some sweetness from the brown ale. Initially creamy and chocolaty, with a strong, lactic mocha presence, the peppery cedar and piny hops are rounded off quite a bit, yet still substantial and entirely distinguishable. Like the nose, the flavor is softly roasted with a big coffee presence, baker’s chocolate, and hints of dark caramel. Pine resin hops and woodsy cedar even things out, complementing the malts nicely. Medium bodied, smooth, and semi-dry, the palate completes the easy drinking experience. If there’s lambic in this, I sure can’t tell, but I love the brew. Great session beer.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this one better than the regular Chaveta. The cedar aging and the blended beers soften the edges of the base brew well. An added note of toasty vanilla appears on the aroma, and the bite on the taste is softened a good deal.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz growler from the brewery pours up very dark with just a bit of brown peaking through right at the edges and nice mocha head. The modest strength aroma emits soft notes of cedar with faint notes of pine to fir tree hops, highly roasted malts, dark chocolate and a sense of caramel. The taste is full and bold with notes of dark roastiness, smooth cedar, dark chocolate and then a dash of caramel. By midway the cedar takes over along with some pine like fir tree hops. Into the finish I get lingering roastiness, cedar, mild pine hops and a bit of dry dark chocolate. Very tasty stuff with a load of flavor.