dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells excellent. Orange zest and oak. Very good. Rich and flavorful, with a good dry hop finish. Itís oaky and fruity together. Goes down very smoothly. First cigar city beer is a good one.
poisoneddwarf (2174) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Aroma is nice and oaky, imparting toasted coconut, vanilla. I also get orange, lemon. Pours slightly hazy amber with a medium beige head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is strong in oak, oranges. Iím not getting the lemons or cherries. I definitely see the relationship to an Old Fashioned cocktail. Itís very similar in flavor, but more palatable (Iím not a big fan of the cocktail). Mouthfeel is creamy, body seems a little too thin for a beer of this caliber. I really like this. I think itís underrated on here. Iím looking forward to the next two.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have already tried the rye whiskey version. This one is great as well! More of the base malt flavor comes through due to no spirit infusion, and the base malt is ever so slightly sweet and caramely. The new wood barrels give a nice woody and smokey taste. Looking forward to the last of the trio now. A-
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Stuu666 (9250) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craigís. Sweet toffee and vanilla, dry and woody, hint of the fruit, nice and bitter.
krumbum (850) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glowing hazy brown. Sweet taffy fig aromas. Big Sweet creamy sweet start that fades in to a big bitter wood finish. big body.
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 22 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with a thin off white head. Big malty toffee body, with a big citrus cherry notes and well balanced hop bite in the taste. After a little warming, the aroma starts coming up big. Big cherry notes with oak vanilla and citrus. Very complex and tasty, good stuff.
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neepsntatties (1632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Baileys Taproom. Colour...cloudy amber with a thin ecru head. Nose...loaded with burnt cotton candy, dark toffee and treacle. Palate...frothy, blatantly oaky and bitingly tannic. The booze is big and thereís huge waves of bitter toffee and butterscotch that coalesces with molasses cream and Seville oranges. The finish is bitter and oaky. I wonder how this will age??
wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool. Date on the bottle is 30 May 13.
Aroma: This beerís aroma reminds me of orange pastries; marmalade on danishes, orange cookies, etc. Lots of orange. This beerís aroma has a large wood presence. Quite nice, reminds me of dessert, or breakfast.
Appearance: This beer has a rust-amber colored body. This beer has a light+ amount of haze. This beer has a creamy, thick, persistent head. This beer leaves a thick lace.
Taste: This beer has flavors of cream, oak, orange, dough, and cookies. This beerís higher alcohol content is not obvious in the flavor.
Palate: This beer has a medium+ body. The texture is creamy and smooth. The finish is quite short and ends on bread-y sweetness.
Overall: Quite nice--Iíve never had an Old-Fashioned cocktail, but this beer is tasty and delicious. I really enjoyed it!
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at CCB Brewpub, poured an amberish dark orange color, with aromas of oak, with some light fruit, orange peel, and more oak. Flavors are the same oak up front, light cherries, bitter orange peel followed up by more oak.
jcartamdg (2804) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of heavy caramel malt, bitter hops and alcohol. Taste is malty with a hoppy bitterness, some oak and booze. Smooth with a nice medium body. Really nice, best one of the series.