faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De botella, muchas gracias al señor Plovmand. Black colour, big light brown head, medium sized, nice. Sweet hoppy caramel roasty malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweetish and hoppy roasty malty fruity flavour, pleasant bitterness, ends sweet and roasty with a well lasting bitter hoppiness.
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice beige head. Vanilla aroma, milk, roasted, bready, malty, chocolate. Bitter flavor, ash, soot, roasted, metal, rye. Bitter metal finish with rye and chocolate.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paradiso Georgetown, shared with Chris, and English teach at Georgetown University. Hazy brown color, tan head. Aroma of caraeml covered pumpernickel bread. Taste is bready, yeasty, malty, with a bit of spice and good balance. Great mouthfeel. really nice stuff, best of the night.
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of tootsie roll, carmel, earthiness, rye and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009. Pours brown with a large creamy light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), average hop (grass, flowers), average yeast (leather, earth) with notes of dates and raisin. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of markwise. Thanks Mark!! Improv pours a clear, dark maroon/brown appearance with a one and a half finger, light brown head and has good lacing. In its nose is a toasty caramel malty smell with some rye spiciness, moderately piney/earthy hoppiness, and notes of chocolate, caramel, and leaves. There’s a soft mouth feel to the beer due to the oats and a rich yet spicy, dark caramel, rye malty flavor, again with a moderate earthy, organic, lightly piney hoppy taste. Smooth, easy drinking beer that doesn’t taste like it has 9% abv.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma is full of hops, caramel malt, rye notes, nuts and again more hops. Flavor is good but I kind of felt like the rye and hops didn’t quite go together like I would have liked. They seem to battle each other a bit. Still a very nice beer, but I think this might be my least favorite CCB to date.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Draft…This beer rocks!... Very dark ale with a huge, creamy, beige head that never fades. The aroma presents lots of roastiness and tons of spicy-hop and grain notes. Full-bodied and ultra creamy with medium carbonation. Burnt, chocolaty and bitter with a notation of unidentified berries. At 90 IBUs, it’s pretty well-balanced. Finishes bittersweet and a touch dry. Lots of rye and oats; a wonderful pairing. Most brewers wouldn’t attempt a 24% rye beer. Most would say you could never make it work. Wayne made it work big time. Another world class brew from Cigar City!
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of rye, some oats, earthiness, and floral hoppiness. Tastes of the same floralness, oats, and rye.
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle ’n’ Hum Cigar City event. Hoppy aroma. Dark colour, some lacing. Imperial brown ale, lots of hop, above average mouthfeel. Citrus taste. Good not great. Decent drinkability.