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Cigar City Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Baltic Porter
Tampa, Florida USA


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in Bourbon barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour is oak, sugar, malt, coffee, hop, licorice, bourbon, vanilla. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].

Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, laber larver, bourbon. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, bourbon, vanilla, laber laver. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Nice ;D [20130831]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light smokiness, light oak and vanilla and bourbon, and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the porter and barrel. Smooth texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a rather small frothy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malt, butterscotch hard candy, bourbon, vanilla fudge, coffee hard candy, bitter chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, moist soil, coconut milk, biscuits, caramel, hay and hints of ammonium chloride. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, charred wood, butterscotch hard candy, buttered biscuits, hay, bitter chocolate, nutella and moist soil. Mouthfeel is round, soft, tiny tart and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, buttered biscuits, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, hazelnut paste, bourbon and moist soil. Very prominent bourbon character. Gets slightly over the top but who doesn’t like vulgar beers...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, nutcreme, vanilla, raisins, cocoa powder, bourbon, raisins, creamy notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, raisins, figs, dades, citrus notes, warming notes, nutcreme, cocoa powder, earthy, caramel, bourbon, some floral notes. Full bodied, chocolate finish with cocoa, nuts, warming alcohol and some figs. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with some tan head. Lots of bourbon on the nose, some vanilla. Great palate, lots of bourbon but really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bomber - thanks Eric! Deep reddish brown pour with a soapy light beige head. Really nice bourbon nose with vanilla and wood. Medium and smooth palate. Nice vanilla taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Celebrating All Hallows Eve 2013 with a bottle via hopscotch: Pours a very deep muddy brown with a quickly fading head and basically no lace, some oily legs. The aroma has striking bourbon barrel (booze, vanilla, oak, char), lovely dark fruits and inviting earthy overtones. In the tradition of CCB this displays lots of tobacco and leather notes which makes me happy. The taste is still a tad hot and raw but I see this going great places with aging as long as no "wildness" starts to occur... but I digress for this is drinking pretty damn good right now. Everything on the nose is found on the palate as well. The mouth feel is soft and oily but not heavy, a tad tannic which does lessen the enjoyment... I do wonder what the ABV is on this.... methinks 9+ at least. I dig this now and would love the see what a year or so would do for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle shared by Portableparty - thanks!!! Dark brown pour, slight tan head. Big bourbon nose. Bitter smoked malt fades quickly into soft bourbon and oak. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours deep brown black and it is slightly oily with a thin tight soapy khaki head that rests to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has bourbon roasted malt chocolate vanilla some pitted fruit. Taste is roasted malt bourbon chocolate vanilla and faint prune and shows subtle bitterness. Palate is full rich and warming.

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