ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks Ibrew2or3! - Pours out a almost viscous orange with a medium fluffy head...aroma is what sells it, floral and resiny hops, bready dough and dry aromatic wood...flavour is a blending of all that, with some sticky oily/greasy pine and nicely lingering hop bite...I didn’t get too much cedar, or maybe I just couldn’t pick it out from what all was going on, but great to try...
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured light gold with a nice white head that laces the glass. aroma was cedar, some spices, and off insect repellant. flavor was cedar and spices. light body and high carbonation. a solid offering from the CCB fellas.
ilovedarkbeer (2186) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Nose is some cedar, spice, and earth. Taste is piney, grassy, burnt, bitter, and a little bit of cocoa nibs. Medium weight mouthfeel and long finish.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours a very murky dark orange, nose of sweet floral hops, honey taste with light bitterness. Pine and grapefruit oils abound, but it finishes just a bit too bitter on the palette for me. A great oily weight and body though. CCB continues to impress me.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, with a big thanks to dchmela! Pours a cloudy orange gold with a large and lasting off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is tangerine, citrus, fresh cut cedar and some grass and spice. Flavor is bigger on the cedar which works well along with the citrus and spice notes that creates a unique and tasty lingering bitterness. Sure liking what CCB has going on and look forward to trying more of their creations. Thanks again Dave!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, golden orange pour with white foam, aroma has good pineapple, citrus flavors are very smooth yet spicy, not what I expected from cedar
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle thanks to Summer Secret Santa 2009. Pours a hazy brass color with attractive whitish head. The aroma is far more obvious cedar than I was expecting, which is certainly quite interesting; there is also a healthy dose of hops, tangerine and pine especially. The flavor is hoppy right off the bat, with pine and a certain dank herbalness. Then there is plenty of cedar, almost exactly like being inside a cedar chest. The finish is dry and cedary. Makes me want a cigar!
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Clear orange pour. Pretty stout feeling of hops and spice on the aroma. A little rough. Very large presense of spice on the taste. Black pepper and soft hops. Some hints of wood and cedar. Different!
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade. An interesting brew. Not sure what to think about this one. Cedar aging definitely adds some depth. I guess this is a British ipa, because there’s no notable presence of US hops. Okay.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a white head over a hazed golden body. Aroma of cedar, grape fruit and a slight hint of bug repellent. Taste is bitter with cedar and pine. Dry mouthfeel, with a bit of alcohol and light carbonation.