CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to some kind folks at Darkness Day
Pours basically black with a good head leaving good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is lots of dark chocolate, some booze, some burnt toast and a good dosing of fruitiness (both yeast and hop driven)
The flavor is very chocolaty and fairly bitter & roasty. The beer shows itís strength the alcohol and roast are really more dominant than the sweetness here, which is fine by me.... but I expected this to be far sweeter than it is.
And thats the story of my first ever Cigar City beer.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark esters, chocolate, oak/whiskey, and light vanilla. Flavor is dark esters, chocolate, oak/whiskey, and light vanilla. The oak and whiskey lingers in the finish. Full body. A really good beer. Thanks Jason.
jtclockwork (8776) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of cocoa, chocolate milk, whiskey barrel, vanilla and oak. Finishes with dry cocoa powder in milk and whiskey. Medium body.
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, some smoke, whiskey, a bit of cocoa, and some alcohol. Taste of roast, sweet cocoa, vanilla, burnt wood, more whiskey, and light alcohol in the finish.
Damico (2646) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours dark chocolate chestnut with a dark tan head. The aroma is light sweet lactose easy in the nose. It has light and roasted malt flavors with small notes of the whiskey battels that settle easy in the nose.
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brandy .. medium head, very good lacing .. . slick mouthfeel .. . tar, lactose, light whiskey, and chocolate charcoal .. . pretty light on the barrel- doesnít quite know what its supposed to be but decent .. . . mmm, thatís good yaki!
deyholla (6849) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malt with some lactose and a hint of whiskey. Flavor is very hot with whiskey. Still a good amount of sweet dark grains.
Silphium (3178) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep brown/red opaque body, medium-thick light brown head. Nose of chocolate (cocoa puffs), lactose, and buttery oak, harsh and boozy. Warm, almost harsh barrel flavors predominate, with cocoa puffs, brown sugar, and hints of marshmallow largely overwhelmed by huge booze and oak.
craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to travlr! Cola colored pour with a rich brown head. Nose holds huge lactic and milky presence, vanilla woodiness, along with fruity notes of cherry and pear. The flavor brings mostly the lactic and woody sweetness to the forefront. Really too much on that end of the spectrum for me. Still interesting and fairly tasty, but it didnít do it for me.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from biggsbowler; THANKS Randall! Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, slight coconut, and slight chocolate. Poured pitch black in color with a small, loose, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of whiskey, malt, roasting, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Full body. Slick, smooth texture. Average carbonation. Whiskey, malt, chocolate, roasting, vanilla finish is slightly dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.