Green Flash / Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Candela (Rye Barleywine): Collaboration: The collaborative efforts between Cigar City Brewing and Green Flash Brewing eventually went down a path with the idea that the resulting brew should not only be a very special brew but also one that will go nicely with a great American cigar…a green wrapper Candela.

Technical Description: So massive is this Rye Barleywine after a long and intensive boil that it envelops the 75 IBU of hops given it. The super rich qualities of this brew come from the best British floor-malted, pale barley available. Top quality specialty malts that add to its opulent body include British Crystal and German Rye. Spanish cedar lends wood aging with a depth of dark mahogany and a hint of Szechuan peppercorn spice that cuts the luxurious malt sweetness. With a beer this rich and decadent you may indeed, “Have A Cigar”. Cheers from, Chuck Silva & Wayne Wambles

PorterPounder's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Proof Brewing Company. Dark brown pour, thick, sticky khaki colored head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma is like opening up a oak box, fresh and fragrant. Flavor is smooth with a solid underlying "oakiness" that does not get tiresome or cloying. Pick up some cherry accents, a hint of bourbon that compliments not distracts the underlying dates and raisins. Thick mouthfeel. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - NOV 26, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Dark amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, licorice, fruity, dark dried fruits, spicy, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma, light alcohol too. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4192) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie au lancement de la Silva Stout): Hyper moelleux, figues, fraises, caramel et une cascade de pruneaux dans une certaine lourdeur des malts. Pas le meilleur ami de la buvabilité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Draft at Green Flash. Pours murky but brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like dried fruits, red wine, earthy malt, light spice, and medium hops. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruit, lightly sour, woody.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (487) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwer’s, dark amber pour, hop aged aroma little sweet, slight bitter wood aged taste almost overpowering. Glad to try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (341) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2015
First thing is that the nose of this smells like patulli maybe from the oak it was aged on not sure. But it is quite complex with a lot of herbal flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Copper liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, citrus, tangerine, caramel and bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5810) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass copper colored, nice head. Fiery malty aroma. Starts fiery, strong, intense malty, warming, not too roasty. Alcoholic notes are not too intense. Warming-malty finish, light hints of caramel. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Rich red / amber coloured pour with a thin cream coloured head. Aroma is spicey tree sap, wood, cedar, nutty / caramel malts. Flavour is rye spice, big cedar wood, sap, spices, some coconut, big woody goodness. Palate is highish carbonation, semi-sweet, lingering spice. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42519) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Green Flash Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, cedar, wood, peppery. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peppery, cedar, barley wine flavor, malty. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140503]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15765) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
CBC. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroam is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 030514

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