TheEpeeist (3557) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful thick and foamy tan head atop ebony. Crazy lacy spots leave a sluggy trail. Iím surprised at how much the maple comes through in the aroma. The vanilla bean also pops with touches of smoke and sandalwood merging into cafe au lait and tootsie rolls. Body is silky, milky with a tang. Taste is coffee bean, vanilla, cocoa powder, wood and green plum.
ICEatALAMO (1143) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour is dark with light head. The aroma is very nice, but can't put my finger on it. The taste has a nice chocolate to it that finishes nice. Very nice beer.
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jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to foppa78 for sharing. Pours a black color with tan head. Sweet, roast, milk, vanilla aromas. Chocolate, coffee, roasty flavors. Very nice beer.
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ JetsonFest III, courtesy of foppa78. Big thanks, Mat! Pours a really gorgeous dark brown/black appearance with a lasting dark brown head. Sweet, very dessert-like, vanilla bean, woody, kind of syrupy caramel, chocolate/coffee aroma. Somewhat bitter, root beer, coconut, rich vanilla, rich dark cocoa powder, just a touch fruity, milky flavor. Really fucken delicious. Fuck yeah.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 @RBWG-JAX-lt brown-black. A-roasty dk malt/oat. T-roasty dk malt/oat, some earthy.
PhillyCraft (4067) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Vt share. Really wanted to try this fucker, thanks for sharing whoever brought this. Aromas of chocolate chip cookie, vanilla, malt, and a touch of maple. Flavor is a straight up sugar cookie. Also some smaller tastes of cinnamon, coffee bean, and maple syrup. Reminded me of stroopwaffel with a nice cup of joe to go along with it. Coooool.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tons of amazing coffee and vanilla flavor. Great palate. Nice lacing. Another great offering from Cigar City.
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th April 2013
Stouts III Tasting. Thanks to Jack, always good to try another CCB beer. Opaque dark brown with a good pale tan head. Light airy palate, soft. Rich dark chocolate, fruity! A little citrus hop in the semi dry finish.
Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Dark black with red. A beige ring. Smoky, chocolatey tobacco. Chocolate is tasted with maple with coffee. I like this. And the feel is silky but thick.
adam42381 (384) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Bottled on October 25, 2012 printed on label.
Appearance: Pours a motor oil black with a 1/2 finger toffee brown head which dissipates quickly leaving a ring around the edge of the snifter. Very nice lacing.
Smell: Medium roasted coffee, vanilla, and milk chocolate with a touch of molasses. Excellent aroma.
Taste: Medium roasted malt, semisweet chocolate, sweet vanilla and molasses up front followed by coffee and sweet cream in the middle before ending with espresso and burnt toast at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty with a hint of cocoa.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. A very smooth beer that goes down way too easily for 8% ABV.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. This reminds me a lot of CCBís Marshal Zhukhovís Imperial Stout except with less booziness. I may enjoy this one even more because itís not quite as heavy. I know this is probably the only time Iíll ever get to try it since it was a one time brew, but if I see it again Iím jumping all over it. If you see it, try it.