gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with thick tan head. Nose is big roast, clean grains, hint of smoke. Flavor is crisp and clean, perfect amount of roasted grain, nice and dry with with the perfect amount of sweetness. Excellent beer.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black color, eggshell head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is a very dry bitter roasted malt and coffee. This is pretty rough, not an easy drinking lager.
jbruner (1674) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent brownish-black on tap with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste follows suit, but not offensive, well balanced. Good stuff, and a unique style.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Creamy Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Dark Mildly Roasted Chocolate Malts, Mild Coffee, Mild Caramel
T: Dark Roasted Malts, Chocolate, Coffee
M: Great Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Malty, Mildly Sticky
Overall, a pretty solid black lager made better with the nitro tap, added creaminess and smoothed out the flavors.
jcartamdg (1418) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark back with a thick mocha head. Aroma of coffee, smoke and chocolate. Taste follows, roast is nice, not over the top. Smooth and very drinkable.
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JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by ibrew2or3 at a recent tasting. Pour is dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, smokey, coffee and light chocolate. Taste is similar with the roast coming out, and a dry finish. Good stuff.
weihenweizen (1377) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque black with beige head. Good lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and sweet roasted aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt and a light bitter hop finish. I like this one.
rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a eggshell colored head. Nose is lots of deep roast, chocolate and nice smoke. Flavor is a great roastiness with touches of smoke. Very nice and easy drinking sessionable beer. Fantastic.
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at World of Beer. Dark brown, near black pour with a chocolate tan head. Aroma has a good bit of roasted malt, dark chocolate and smokiness. Wasn’t crazy about the flavor, too much smokiness without some of the other flavors I was expecting to balance it out. I love Cigar City, but this was not my favorite from them...still, a lesser Cigar City beer is still better than most.
OmegaX (1131) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CCB. Nose is heavy roast with some light chocolate and hay. Pour is dark brown with a decent head. Taste touches on roasted notes and some light coffee and chocolate flavors with a bit of hay and straw notes in the mix. Not bad.