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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A one time release dry-hopped Amber ale aged on cigar box cedar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
Entering old rates. From the CCB Launch Party March 2009. Cuivrée, col blanc léger. Arôme malt caramel, grille avec des notes fruitées et houblonnées allant vers l’agrume. Palais est similaire, note malt caramel et grillé le cèdre reste en retrait et donne un léger profile épicé discret. Cela se recoupe avec une amertume légère d’agrumes et note d’orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
ON tap at OTH CCB launch party. Murky amber, thin white head. Sweet malt nose. Caramel. Bready, slightly woody. Earthy flavor. Some hop presence and bitter tea notes. Overall, nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
Draft @ OTH, CCB launch party. Hazy deep amber, thin ring of head around the edge. Nose of cedar, sweet malt, some grassy hops. Tons of tobacco in the flavor, very sweet, iced tea and some caramel malt. Though sweet, quite tannic and astringent, light carbonation, ends dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
On draft at Oldsmar Tap House (Tampa, FL) Cigar City Launch Party. Pours a hazy dark brown to black with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, wood, hints of spice and fresh ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, fresh fruit, molasses, maple syrup, some hints of dry roast. Generally medium with sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
On draft at the Oldsmar Taphouse for the CCB launch party. Pours a dark amber color with a small, foamy tan head that leaves some lacing behind. The aroma shows citrus and floral hops on top of a sweet caramel malt base with some hints of cedar wood. The flavor follows with some sweet caramel, toasted biscuit, and citrus hops add bitterness. The cedar shows up adding some spicyness. As it warms the malts turn a bit syrupy with the sweetness. I didn’t get a whole lot of the cedar flavor in this. Medium bodied and touch syrupy on the mouthfeel with a long, dry and bitterfinish. Well crafted, but wasn’t my favorite beer of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
On tap at the OTH launch party pouring dirty brown with gold – copper like edges and micro thin white head. The aroma initially reminds me of bubbling caramel malty wort. I get lots of caramel and roasty malts and then moving into fruity notes like dark grape juice mixing with mild citrus sweet tangelo and molasses. The taste initially seems like cold wort as well with sweet malts, roasted malts, molasses and caramel. To midway the flavor slowly moves into mild dry roasty malt astringency mixing with a light amount of pine, grassy hops, a hint of sweet grape juice and then a touch of grainy malts and molasses. The caramel runs from the front to the back of the flavor. I got very little, if any, cedar notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2009
Cask... Cigar City Brewing "Launch Party"... Hazy burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Big time black tea aroma with hints of cedar and tobacco. Medium-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor is initially sweet with lots of black tea and a dab of chocolate; moderate bitterness on the backside. Finishes bitter, a touch abrasive and very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2009
On tap. Slightly hazy amber, very little head. Quite mild aroma, light sweetish malts, earthy hops. Iced tea flavor, very mild presence, don’t get much wood flavor. Basic, but well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Tap OTH launch party. Poured like dark apple juice with a thin white head. Very sugary nose with hops and slightly peppery. Flavor is balanced between some fruity bitter hop tones and and a sweet maltiness. Tasted almost like a Barley Wine. Light to medium body, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On tap at OldsmarTapHouse at the CCB launch party.This was a nice session beer.Poured a golden color with a small white head.Malts and hops with a small bite to it.Finished off slightly bitter.

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