darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours the blackest of black with a small thing head of deep dark brown. Gorgeous beer, as most CCB stouts are. Nose is Rich dark chocolate, heavy raisin and fig notes with a spicy scent of cinnamon and fruity alcohol which is probably the rum barrel. Rum is apparent up front with some pretty heavy alcohol coming to play. Salty in the mid palate with dark smooth chocolate and little roast bitterness. Finishes smooth and slightly spicy with some fruity top notes. I think I preferred the non barrel aged version, as the barrel has dulled some of the intense chocolate character. Still a fantastic beer.
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CC. Don’t have anything other than a score. This could be a wonderful example of the style, but all of these bohr treatments are a little sweet for me.
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours dark black. Brown head. Nose/taste of lots of raisins, cinnamon, oak, vanilla, roast chocolate and roast black malts. Full body.
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at rbsg2011. Pours super black with thick tan head. Strong smoke, roast, booze, raisins. Quite roasty, cocoa, some caramel sweetness. Pretty nice.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day tasting. Thanks Dak!!). Pours black with a thin tan head. Coats the glass as do many cigar city stouts. Aroma has vanilla, rum and dark pit fruit. Taste is sweet with a roasty bitterness, but it is very well balanced. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Smooth finish. This was a great beer and one of my favorites of the day. Ohh, to have a bottle of this all to myself....
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hawthornes. Dark brown with no head. Nose is molasses, raisin, alcohol and chocolate; hints of coffee. Medium to full body with a tingle. Taste is raisin, smoke, tobacco, dark chocolate and rum. Alcohol certainly prominent but oh so tasty.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey, while chatting with Joey. No better way to enjoy a beer than with its creator! Nice cedar aroma. Taste has chocolate covered raisins, dates, prunes. Very nice.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at ChurchKey. Pours a jet black with a thin coffee head and ample carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, raisin, and rum. Very sweet flavor of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, raisins and rum. Silky smooth mouth-feel. Amazing.
decaturstevo (4937) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is toasted malt and chocolate. Super chocolate aroma with a hint of abv. Sweet chocolate dominates with a very nice warmth on the finish. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. Nice.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chalky and ashy nose with chocolate and molasses. The taste is very sweet, lightly bitter, notes of ash tray, chalk, boozy rum, and prune juice. Bleh.