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Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (Bourbon Barrel)

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Drawing inspiration from an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe and the Gentlemenís Clubs where the cocktail was first served over 100 years ago, this collaboration beer brings together two breweries from opposite ends of the country and ingredients from the home states of both breweries. Using an Old Ale recipe as the base beer, Gentlemenís Club was brewed with cherries and oranges, Alchemy, Sorachi Ace and Pacifica hops, and hand-selected specialty malts to mirror the qualities typically found in an Old Fashioned cocktail. The beer was aged on three different woods: bourbon barrels, rye whiskey barrels and new oak spirals, resulting in three unique versions of the beer, each offering a slightly different take on the same age-old recipe.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bourbon sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
22 oz. bottle shared with the group. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, some citrus, boozy, all the flavors didnít really play well together early, but this started to improve for me as it warmed, bourbon calmed down a bit and the other things came out a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours hazy orange copper with thin ecru head. Nose caramel, toffee, dank, and earthy light spicy Bourbon and just a hint of citrus . Taste again similar to nose but not getting much of the fruit. Some stronger alcohol. . Bitterness comes off as astringent instead of pleasing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (4322) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon oak, malt and sweet aromas. Flavors are similar again, not very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1662) - Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
22 oz bottle, PDT 5/20/2013- Pours a nice hazy dark orange with a light tan thin yet sustaining head and some lace. Aroma is bourbon, coconut, oak, toffee, roasted marshmallows. The taste is velvety smooth, toasted coconut, marshmallows, oak, not really getting much of the fruit, mellow warming feeling, booze presents itself as it warms. Not sure how this tasted fresh but this really good, i do wish the cherries were more prominent though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz! Aroma is bourbon, caramel, roast, liquorice and coffee. Flavour is a thin bodied caramel vanilla bourbon caramel malt with a hint of roast. Expected more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"Probably would prefer 6/10 times over the rye barrel, but really not a ton different (to my surprise). The barreling is subtle, so so are the differences in the end product. Vanilla and oak undertones, instead of spicy rye, otherwise identical. Good stuff, scored the same."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3730) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour, almost no head. Aroma of vanilla, alcohol, leather, oak, spicy, some caramel and slightly fruity. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy and boozy. Quite some bourbon for the thin body. Slightly out of balance.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
This one was the closest to being similar to an old-fashioned of the three. Dark amber/copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of orange, bourbon, oak, and finally I can smell cherries with this one! Flavor is very complex and reminded me of an old-fashioned immediately. Cherries, oranges, bourbon, itís all there mingled together. Very cool concept, and a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Clear amber-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, citrus and malt. Full-bodied with an oaky bourbon character and flavors of caramel malt and fruit. The finish is oaky with a subtle bourbon and citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.


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