Dazz3 (1465) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/10 i mörkhet. Luktar rökigt chokladig. Fylligt chokladig med en lätt rökighet och en liknande eftersmak.
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, CC version, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with raisins, thx to Jeppe!, complex sweet Stout, roasted/fruity and slightly vinous/spicy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
HonkeyBra (3072) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Sampled at DLD 2011. Black pour with a deep tan head. Aroma of Brownies, baking chocolate, mild cake. Flavor is strong chocolate and roast, mild coffee. Delicious, yet subdued. Thick mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Pretty great beer, I’m pretty impressed. Again, I’m shocked by the depth of the malt component Cigar City lends to its beers.
ekoerper (582) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: tons of chocolate, like fresh brownies, roast and coffee, caramel, lightly spicy, super rich and malty sweet. Pours inky black with tan head, some lacing. Flavor is very rich, again lots of cocoa and milk chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, toffee and caramel. Bitterness is fairly low, very smooth, malt sweetness is high, nice roast and coffee flavors which are quite smooth and mellow. Very full body, low-medium carbonation, smooth and creamy. Awesome brew, well done.
50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown black pour with a small tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and deep roasted malts. The taste follows suit with more dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate, and black liquorish.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle courtesy of biggsbowler. thanks, randall! poured into my CCB snifter this one is a slick, oily black with that cigar city signature dark, rusted khaki head with great retention that leaves and oily sheen of lace on the glass. aroma is wonderful with huge roasted malts, molasses, and rich dark fruit esters of raisins and figs backed by dark chocolate, black coffee, and caramel with a touch of smoke lingering in the background. flavor is outstanding as well with heavy roasted malts, chocolate, and sweet molasses up front backed by subtle winter spices, raisins, figs, black cherries, and dry tobacco with hints of rum, toasted wood, and smoked meat. palate is rich and chewy (as these CCB stouts tend to be) with smooth carbonation and a huge, roasted and smoked finish. overall, another great imperial stout from CCB.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, mocha, and dark esters. Flavor is big time dark esters (raisins), chocolate, and roasted malt. The malt and esters really linger. This is one serious stout. Full body. A good beer. Thanks Jason.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is raisin, wood and spice. Flavour is strong sweet raisin with dark fruit and malt.
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Inky brown with a brief tan head. Nose is coffee, molasses, raisin and oak. Thick and creamy with a buzzy tang. Taste is espresso, caramel, raisin and fudge. Finishes with some char. Perhaps a bit more of the raisin than Bohr. Another awesome mega-beer from CCB.
deanso (4507) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl shared with kermis.
Brown head. Deep dark pour. Sweet raisin aftertaste. Yummy