MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 Served at NoHo Bistro Beer Dinner.
A: Pours a reddish hue with tones of pink showing through. Really looks nice in the glass. Nice tight creamy head and some light lace.
S: Nice sweet fruity aroma. Light caramel and toffee as well.
T: The standard brew has a big citric hop component. The fruit really killed the hops turning this into a totally different beer. Lots of sweet fruit. Apples and pears. Hints of light sweet cherry. Nice bold fruity and malty sweetness.
M: Medium, smooth, tasty.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft Cigar City Beer Dinner @ NoHo Bistro. Pours a beautiful Pink/red deep ruby. Stunning color. Nose is booze, sweet fruit, cocoa, dark ripe fruits, toffee, caramel, citrus. Flavor is sweet ripe fruit, toasted malts, mild smoke, some cherry, toffee, caramel. Very very nice beer. Hops to see this again at the brewery some day.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from the NoHo Bistro (Tampa, FL), CCB beer dinner. Pours a dark chocolate brown with reddish highlights and one finger tan, foamy head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of ripe fruit, chocolate, light spice, booze, caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Flavor is very similar with notes of dark fruit, cherries, chocolate, toffee, caramel, molasses and brown sugar with a slight bit of hop presence. Medium body with a chocolaty, pleasantly boozy finish. Nice ale.