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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dark in color with a ruby hue with forward notes of chocolate and caramel and light toffee notes in the aroma. Flavor has big notes of bittersweet chocolate with notes of caramel and toffee and moderate hop bitterness and more caramel and toffee and slight hints of char. A big take on a classic style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Growler... Light black with the biggest head I’ve seen from a growler, at least eight fingers of light tan head, great retention and lacing... Nose and taste and light chocolate, almost perfect porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3010) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Growler in a trade

thanks go out to a generous Florida trader for the unique 32 ounce growler that contained an amazing porter. Sometimes I wonder if Cigar City lives up to the hype but in this case the answer is yes. I can only hope that the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie is just as good. If it wasn’t before Cigar City is now a must visit on any trip to Florida.

Aroma and appearance - Fluid and inky the body is murky like oily water. The light beige head was a soft accent. Sweet baker’s chocolate, iced coffee, and fresh raspberries bite at the edge of the senses. Dark fruits and slightly overdone pie crust add a bit more depth.

Flavor and palate - Full bodied and rich the mouthfeel is strong for the style. Like frozen coffee cubes the beer melts in the mouth. Malt, baker’s chocolate, coffee, and toasted white bread left a little too long in the toaster create an impression on the palate. Somehow though it is not overwhelming. Instead it strikes the perfect balance between depth and delicacy that makes it possible to polish off the growler without any troubles. Hats off to Cigar City for another home run.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2067) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Handbollte provided by Stobbe74, thanks. Dark brown body with a tiny offwhite head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice smokey notes. Flavor is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, notes of alcohol. Waterish palate. Nice beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours a dark brown with little head aromas of chocolate and sweet malt. Flavors of chocolate, malt and a hint of spice, a really good beer, it sucks that is no longer on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11209) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Thanks stobbe! Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate with some interesting floral and spicy notes. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavour. >Well brewed but pretty simple porter with suprisingly much alcohol compared to the flavour and complexity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Summer Tasting, 2011. Handbottled. Pours black with a creamy off white head. Nose is ashes, roast , liquorice and honey. Smooth and full bodied. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2755) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap from the brewery - brought up by Wilkes and Lynn. Roasted nuts and cocoa in the aroma. Tastes are coffee, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel sweetness. Slick drinkable palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Draft at WOB. Pours a very dark brown with a touch of red around the edges. Dark roasted malt and coffee aroma. Wonderful flavor with just the right amount of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Great heavy roast smell. Drinks lighter than appears has a slight tootsie roll after taste kinda with that sweet tart chocolatey tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Growler again. Creamy smooth with a little more roasti bittersweet aspect for a porter. A bit quick on the finish but nice milk chocolate. Get a bit of semi sweetness on the back end. This part does leave a little lip sticking sort of flavor for a bit.

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