hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 Bottle … Mostly clear, dark ruby ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Peppery, woody, nutty bouquet. Medium-bodied with tangible carbonation. The flavor reflects the aroma - lightly sweet, peppery, woody and nutty. Mildly sweet, woody finish.
Tmoney99 (10800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Cigar City. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, nuts and woody cedar resin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy cedar resin sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout brew.
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from CCB. Pours caramel brown with white head. Nose is woody Maduro- tobacco, malt, wood- cedar, rose/ sandalwood, and malty sweetness. Flavor is malt goodness with tobacco, wood, spice, and malty, tobacco finish. Enjoyable from start to finish. CCB are masters of wood, and they love to share it!
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to jdubfl for sharing this one. Cedar on the nose with hints of caramel malts. Pours a dark amber almost brown with a thin white head. The cedar dominates with dark caramel and molasses with hints of roasted nuts. Not bad.
daknole (9142) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Cedar leads in this beer more than most of the cedar aged beers from CCB. Very light chocolate, roast, and maybe a hint of coffee. Spicy flavor from the cedar, some toasty notes and coffee. Solid beer.
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown color with tan head. Peppery cedar aroma. Cedar and pepper flavors with toasted malts . The cedar is pretty intense. Medium body with average carbonation.
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle courtesy the Cheeseman. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. Huge spicy cedar aroma, like sticking your nose in a humidor. Hard to even pick out the roasted grains. Taste is peppery spicy, cocoa, coffee grounds and roasted grains. I really dug this brew, but it’s not an every day drinker because of the intense cedar.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery and bottle. Brown/copper in color with a tan head. Aroma has alot of spicy, fresh cedar and caramel, light chocolate. Taste is caramel, dry chocolate, and then the cedar kicks in. Earthy, oily, almost resinous and spicy - the wood is a major component of the flavor rather than a compliment. Medium body, the wood seemed to dry it out a bit more than the base beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, courtesy CheeseMan. Pours a clear, dark, reddish-brown color with a a small head of smooth, dark khaki foam. Well retained, the head leaves some nice, wet spots and flares of lacing behind. The nose starts out with a cocoa and caramel malt base, with hints of coconut, vanilla, and a strong, peppery, oily cedar overtone. Flavors follow suit, very peppery and cedary, tingling the throat a good deal, with some nice cocoa and coffee roast in there. The cedar is really intense. Medium bodied, the cedar seems to have thinned it a bit, and the finish is warm with tingly, semi-dry cedar. Solid brew, but I have prefered other Humidor series beers to this one.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to cheesman. Cocoa and cedar in the nose. Smooth. Flavor is hit with the cedar. Not bad. Well balanced.