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Cigar City Hornswoggled

Cigar City Hornswoggled
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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Irish red ale aged on white oak and vanilla.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1307) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 16, 2014
Red with a firm white guinness head. Vanilla in the aroma. Some sweetness on the tongue, but loads of oak and vanilla. Nice for such a small brew

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boarderlime (8) - - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
Almost a medicinal flavor, the vanilla doesn't seem to be working with the red. The white oak barrel is actually pushing the flavor further from where I would want it to be. The body is a bit thin. The color is a rich brownish red, and the carbonation is subtle because it's on the nitro today. Overall, not one of my favorite reds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Big, piled, tan nitro head on a medium walnut brown beer. Cookie-ish malt aroma - like ginger snaps minus ginger. Or sweet pumpernickel. Milk chocolate , a little roasty acidity. Medium body, chalky mouthfeel. Woody, dilute chocolate aftertaste. Interesting and a curveball for what I was expecting. On tap, Proof Production, on a nice Saturday afternoon with LuckyDog.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
LuckyDog (143) - - JUN 7, 2014
I don’t know what to say about this beer. It has a nice cocoa noise. I loved the smooth mouth feel. It almost has a gingerbread taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1898) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Engine 15. Surprised to see that the Hornswoggled is a red ale; it came without a description and was certainly very bold for style. Clear dark brown with a semi-durable head; excellent clarity. Very mild aroma but moderately strong flavor. Dominated by hazelnut/vanilla. Mildly bittersweet, with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Feel: adequate carbonation but overly thin body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Nitro... This beer rocks!... Pours clear and copper with a large, creamy, white head that lasts until I’ve emptied the glass. The aroma is reminiscent of cream soda that is vanilla-heavy with a toasted oak bonus. Medium to full-bodied and super creamy with pillow-soft carbonation. Big malt flavor, but not at all cloying. Modest vanilla and caramel sweetness. Finishes off nourishing and bittersweet. Well executed world class beer!. If diggin’ malt-forward beers is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft at the Sybarite Pig on nitro. Pint glass. Pours a beautiful deep reddish-amber with a perfect velvety one finger eggshell head. Aroma was wonderful with oak, wood chips, vanilla, slight spice, and malty caramels. The taste was similar with a very solid oak flavor, vanilla, creamsickle, caramel, and heavy malts. Mild carbonation, medium to full body, and a great wood aftertaste. Very very solid beer. Thanks CCB!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sample on nitro at the tap room. The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a medium creamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of malt, oak and vanilla. Light-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, caramel malt and a touch of peat. The finish is malty with a slight citrus and vanilla aftertaste. Decent overall.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (429) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Cigar City Hornswoggled poured with nitro is a good UK style. Pour has a thick tight head given the nitro pour and a fresh malty aroma. Dark color. Taste is light chocolate with even dryer cherriy and a dry finish. Cigar City Hornswoggled is a great take on an Irish style ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Nitro. Crystal clear dark amber body with large beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/earthy, some spicy, cherry, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, earthy, some orange, light cherry. Smooth light-medium body.


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