bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from ericandersnavy. Who apparently is trying to kill me with kindness. But what a way to go. Pours really dark brown/black with af ew transitory bubbles. Strong oak and/or bourbon aromas. Nope. Scratch the bourbon. Just oak. Med+ body. Lots of dark flavors, smooth oak. Some chocolate and coffee. It’s fairly complex. Suddenly more coffee. Excellent.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Final four tasting at Daknole’s house! Pour is oily brown/black with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, oak, tobacco, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit and light ash. Flavor shows the same with big fudge, marshmallow, coffee, and some underlying earth.
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CC Hunahpu day 2011. Afraid it was a long day of drink’n on this one and only really have a score. Just tried the regular Dirac though and really enjoyed it. Not as sweet as Bohr -- more to my taste.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oak, roasted malts, sugar, raisins, spice. Taste is spicer but with a lighter body. Pretty good
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the Hunahpu 2011 release. Pour jet black with dark brown head. Aromas of raisins, roasted malts, wood and chocolate. Sweet raisin flavor with chocolate up front and coffee in the finish. Subtle oak and vanilla also. Full body with very little carbonation and a slick, oily mouthfeel. Excellent!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32oz growler with huge thanks to ericandersnavy. thanks, eric! wrapped with enough electric tape and epoxy to hold a space-shuttle together this one pours a beautiful, oil-slick black with a smooth, one-finger, dark mocha head leaving oily, rust-red sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is fantastic, very intense, with huge notes of raw brown sugar, wet tobacco, molasses, and dark chocolate backed by charred oak, earth, lightly roasted coffee, and definite notes of rum-raisin pudding (yes, i know this was NOT aged in rum barrels) with subtle notes of smoke as it warms. flavor is wonderful as well, really leaps onto the palate with notes of molasses, toffee, dark chocolate and toasted malts up front with rich, dark fruit, oak, cinnamon, and dry coffee backed by hints of port wine, and dry, slightly salty earth. palate is full bodied and rich as they come (much like all the great CCB imperial stouts) with smooth carbonation and a long, dry, finish. overall, another awesome brew from CCB.
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Sam- thanks man! Pours a almost totally black color with a medium off-white head. A rich nose of smoke, coffee, some chocolates and light oak. The flavor was dominated by a earthy sweet, some smoke even, combination, chocolates, spices, very rich. Smooth and tasty.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a black body and an extremely dark brown head with nearly a bit of red in it. Slowly fades. Glass coating, alcohol legs. Aromas are oak, sweet vanilla, raisins, brown sugar, toffee, woody, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, sweet and lightly spiced. Flavors of tobacco, chocolate, earthy, vinous, raisins, oats, alcohol, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Some tannins. Feels more alive and vibrant than the regular version. Medium to lively bubbles. Well attenuated for its size. Easily one of the best beers that I have had from Cigar City.
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sampled at Dak’s Final Four tasting!!). Pours dark brown with minimal head. Coats the glass like many CCB beers. Aroma is wood, chocolate nibs, and cinimmon. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Super beer!!
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Matt. Pours black with a brown head that started at the edge and remains throughout the beer. Aroma has a strong oak note with a note of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Flavor starts with oak and transfers to chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of dark fruit backing.