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Cigar City Sea Bass - Oak Barrel Aged

Cigar City Sea Bass - Oak Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2807) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Notes from a tasting in April 2011. Growler thanks to Ibrew2or3.
Aroma: cherries, fruity, barrel, vanilla
Taste: chocolate,fruity, malty sweetness, toasted malts
Overall: An interesting beer, glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Sampled at DLD 2011. This beer pours a reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Lacing is impressive. Aroma of cherries and vinegar. More funk than the original version, somewhat salty and oaky. Some notes of caramel, and leather. Flavor is salty, with a strong sourness. Lots of caramel and toffee, but mostly wet oak and wool. Earth and dirt notes tend to dominate the flavor. Smooth on the palate. Nice to drink. Appropriate carbonation. Pretty interesting to drink this one. Obviously, this isn’t something I’d have normally, so I’m glad to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pour from a growler gave a murky brown hue.Thanks Kan. Small off white head. Flavors of oak, sweet fruit, and mild tartness. Medium body and nice finish. Liked it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Growler courtesty of Daknole as usual. Pour is hazy red-brown with an off-white head. Aroma is vinous and tart with notes of cherry, cranberry, oak, leather, and vinegar. Flavor shows the same with additional light roast, cocoa powder, caramel, overripe stone fruit, and a hint of salty soy as well as some earthy funk.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2011
I really thought this was great. Fresh cut wood and cider aroma. Well blended and smooth sour cherries. I would have been very happy to just drink this all night. Thanks Dak for sharing. It was great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2011 (Growler courtesy of dak!!). Pours hazy red-brown with off-white head. Aroma vinegar, cherry, and oak. Taste is tart with soy. Alcohol is noticeable. Medium bodied with slick texture. Dry finish. Pretty good beer with plenty of wood characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Growler DLD 2011, thanks to a nearby table: Deep reddish brown hue with a good off-white head and lace. The aroma has notes of balsamic vinegar, cherries, a bit of funk and bile, medicinal alcohol, caramel, toffee, salt, leather, tannic oak and some herbal pickle notes. The taste is surprisingly milder acidity, vinegar, and twangy fruit over a layer of caramelized malts and earthy overtones. You can get the oak but it only really shines upon the dry tannic finish. Really this taste a tad "dirty" and not nearly has refreshing as the non-barrel aged version. The good thing is that this is not over-carbonated, much smoother upon the palate. This wild ale seems to be more wild than the base version and in this case not necessarily the best thing. While not an awful brew, I really liked the basic brew much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Growler pours pure mahogany with full mocha head. Looks like the growler kept perfectly. I remember hearing people commenting on the Oaked SeaBass and how good it is. SeaBass alone was pretty good. Hmm SeaBass aged on oak. The aroma is pretty smooth with un-ripe warm apricots, some soured citrus and a big spicy oak note. The taste is indeed great with smooth soured citrus, apricot skin, smooth spicy oak and a pleasing layer of chocolate (where’d that come from ?). Into the finish a bit of booze shows up. Damn. Putting SeaBass on oak was a good idea. This stuff is dynamite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6975) - Utah, USA - APR 11, 2011
Growler shared by Dave, thanks!
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, tart fruits and oak
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel of roasted malts, oak and dark fruits Nice, the oak aging helped smooth this beer out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3008) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
Growler from Juiceisloose. Pours a deep brown pour. Vanilla oak, vinegar tartness, cherry in the aroma. Taste is tart malt, cherry, grapes and a sweetness that balances well with the sour. Neat brew.

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