medallaisla (91) - - OCT 21, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sabe a fresas frescas, ciruelas, frambuesas. So many sweet fruits with a perfect malt balance to match the fruity hops. Otra cerveza perfecta de Cigar City!
hackobock (2409) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 1, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, Blue session.
Cloudy brown with a smal frothy off-white head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits, grapefruit, peach, hay,pine and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet, piney and grassy bitterness. Finish is sweet malty and fruity with toffee, peach, some grapefruit, grassy and piney bitterness,
Medium bodied, average carbonation.
PotjeBier (2156) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can from De Bierkoning @ home, canned 1 October, enjoyed 11 November. Dark red/brown color, with yeast particles floating around. Light beige head with short retention. Aroma’s: hops, pine, resin, citrussy sourness. Retronasal: citrus sour, caramel, dark malts, resin, wet hops or tea leaves. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, with hints of fruity sourness, hardly any bitterness. Medium bodied. Long finish full of hop character, but only lightly bitter, herbal.
islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can, consumed on 10-30-15. Pours a medium to dark brown with a moderate amount of beige head. Quite hazy and with much suspended particulate. Produces pretty good lacing. Not particularly red or even amber in color. Looks good. Very good, dry, piney, hoppy yet malty, red IPA-like aroma. Very substantial taste. Flavors of rye bread and citric, piney hops. Quinine, grapefruit, and bran muffin flavors as well. Soft in the palate. Some liveliness. Medium body. Unremarkable palate effects. My kind of beer! Not spectacular, but quite enjoyable. Should be classified as an American Strong Ale, not an Amber Ale.
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Caramel, biscuits, plums, subtle smoke.
A- Brown color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, bready, malty, spices, pine, slight bitterness.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation,
O- As far as Amber Ales go, I suppose this is about as good as it gets. CC does it well and it’s full of complexities. Things do start to go downhill as it warms but it’s still tasty. And such a high abv.
evergreen0199 (2579) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Total Wine, North Miami, Florida, USA. A hazy dark amber coloured pour with a healthy off white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, fruity, malty, caramel. Very nice amber ale from Cigar City.
Concealer (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Hazy, murky, brown with a red tinge. Small beige head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of pink grapefruit, tangerine, pine resin, light biscuit, and toasted malt. Flavor is pink grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, pine, biscuit and toasted malt. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end. Fruit and bitterness linger.
Borup (8977) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of grass, hops, fruit, bread, malt and caramel.
TH28 (285) - - SEP 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. Canned 8/24/15 (17days old). Appearance: Deep red mahogany, slight haze, thick khaki foam cap.
Aroma: Caramel malt undertone, with dominant, strong hop aromas of floral, tropical fruit, and resin.
Taste: Rich caramel maltiness with a touch of dark roasted malt, quickly turning to a strong but balanced hop bitterness with tropical fruit and resin. Roast comes thru on the swallow.
Mouthfeel: Medium creaminess with moderate carbonation.
Finish: Resinous bitterness lingers, along with some light roast.
Overall: Top notch American Amber. Malt complexity ramped up with the addition of roasted malt makes this much more enjoyable than a traditional Amber. Strong hop aromas and flavors are well balanced against the malt.
Fin (8701) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can picked up at Eebria , consumed at End of the Road Festival, Dorset, Friday 4th September 2015. Dark amber with a large frothy light beige head, a tad cloudy. Malt driven but with a steady stream of hops. Quite robust this goes well with M&S Coconut and Chilli Cashews. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov12 3.4
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can - a repeat for me but first time out of a can. Cloudy ruddy red/brown hue. Smelled & tasted of fruity hops, tobacco, cedar & brown malt. A robust red. Full bodied with medium carbonation.