Theydon_Bois (21410) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017 RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hoppy aroma, followed by cedar and chocolate. Nice on the palate, it’s aged well. Dryer, not a lot of sweetness, moderate bittering. Pretty good.
Bottle split at RB Best Encomium share, Santa Rosa, 30/01/16 - Many Thanks !
Pitch black topped with a dirty tan swirl.
Nose is light smoke, dark malts, black peppery spice, toffee, light oxidised notes.
Taste comprises sticky toffee pudding, dark fruit rinds, molasses, toffee fudge, cocoa sprinkle, dates.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent enough impy but starting to lose its touch with age. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Rating 7600! 750mL bottle with huge thanks to burg326. Enjoyed at his place after Huny Day, 3/12/16. Black pour with a small tan head. Complex aroma, ashy, char, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, hints of dark fruit, caramel. Good flavor, rich, ashy, dark chocolate, coffee, touches of dark fruit and acidity, mild oxidation. Good stuff! Glad to have finally tried it! djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at the Ratebeer Awards.Pours black with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, cedar, chocolate, booze. Thick mouth, chewy, chocolate, dark fruit, smoke finish, very nice. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black with a tan head. Oxidation, sherry, chocolate, cookies, sweet, fruitiness. Full-bodied. Very good. KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Nose is roasty coffee, chocolate, wood. Thin, dry flavor, café au lait and cocoa. Rather simple Probably not is its best condition.
VsXsV (4571) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of licorice, smoke, mint, wood, booze and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, licorice and chocolate. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite rotten, but good. Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Nose is an amazing tar and leather with a hint of smoke. Pitch black with a brown head molasses as it warms. Taste is just as amazing. Just a thick viscous luscious ebony dream. Light smoke, anise, some pepper. Grate JulienHuxley (5978) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is fruity, roasty, light oxidization. Taste is roasty, sweet, dried fruits, light alcohol. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation. Not bad. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are chocolate syrup, alcohol, tobacco, and light roast. Tastes like raisins and tobacco mostly, some chocolate and caramel sweetness. Noticeable oxidation. Slightly spicy and woody finish. I bet this was better a few years ago. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2015
From notes. Tasted some time near the fall of 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to zathrus13 for the trade way back in the day. Pours completely thick, oil black with a thin brown head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is roasted with dark chocolate, tons of molasses and cocoa nibs. The flavor is sweet with molasses and a touch of vanilla up front with a ton of super roasted bitterness from coffee and dark chocolate on the back of the palate. The body has that signature Cigar City full, rich creaminess, with light carbonation and a long, super roasted bitter finish.