nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is yeasty and slightly sweet and fruity with herbal hops and a touch of vegetable stew. The appearance is hazy amber with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma but not bad just odd. The palate is smooth. Overall not something that I liked at first and has an amateurish home brew quality but definitely unique.
Damico (2203) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber red somewhat clear with a white head. The aroma and flavor bring clean sweet and crispy malts characteristic of the style. There are nutty caramel notes. The body is clean and the brew goes down smoothly. This is a very sessionable beer from a city that has been bringing awesome beers the pas few years.
jrodooo5 (676) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep ruby red with no head and no lacing. The aroma is fairly weak with a little bit of maltiness standing out. The taste is rather bland. Thereís a little bit of a hop bitterness towards the finish but thatís about it. Itís slightly metallic in taste. Pretty disappointing overall.
PorterPounder (4933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper with little to no head. Aroma has some chipotle pepper hotness to it. a hint of light citrus. Flavor is slightly earthy, some chipotle peppers, a hint of potting soil, some toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick enough, Enjoyable.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise from the fourth Local Beer Swap. Thanks Mark. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a thin to medium sized white to beige head. A touch of sweet caramel on the nose, sweet malt, very light hops. Medium bodied, caramel, malt, a bit sweet with some light bitterness. Malt with a bit of floral and fruity characteristics into the finish. Decent enough.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
red amber color, aroma of toast, burnt caramel, bread, flavors are the same, with some roasted nuts, grain, hops, decent beer but nothing exciting
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a red tint, thin white head. The aroma has yeast, bread, caramel and some wood. Flavor is all malt up front with just enough hops to balance things.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Egad. Aroma is distinctly pickled olives with light, burning pepper. Lousy label, standard US longneck, cloudy medium-dark brew. A green, vegetable/grass flavor on top of lackluster malt. Mineral, broth flavors. Low bittering. A burning Serrano pepper thing in the background, overall. This is foul -- it is as far away from an Irish ale as one can get. The beer is *not* spoiled -- itís just foul. ABC, Bull Run.
DialSquare (2038) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ABC. Ruby pour with brownish pour. Aroma is toffee, raisin and chocolate. Tastes are sugary raisin and caramel backed by earthy hops and biscuity malts. Not my bag.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma- slight caramel, metallics, malts
Appearance- mahogany with a hint of a white head
Taste- slight dryness upfront followed by caramel, bread, metallics
Palate- relatively thin, drinkable but not fantastic
Overall- This may be brewed at Cigar City, but this is no Cigar City brew. Very simple and not at all special.