b3shine (8933) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
750 ml bottle. Looks good; black with sticky light beige lacing. Smells good too; malty and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good stuff. Leighton (21489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Lightly tangy dark malts on the nose, some earth. Big sweet flavors some , tangy dark berries, bit of cocoa, light roast. Full bodied with fine carbonation, warming finish, dark sugars, some sugary chocolate. Not bad. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Black in color with a large khaki head. Strong acidity on the nose. Very sour, somewhat acetic, some dark fruit, smoke, coffee, and ash. Maybe a little bit of grass, too. The flavor is quite heavy on the vinegar notes. A ton of roasted malt, dark fruit, ash, grass, and light smoke. Intense dryness on the finish and quiet a high level of carbonation. blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle at Dadtoberfest. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet malts and sweet booze, I’m guessing either brandy or rum (or both), lighter woody notes, dark chocolate and dark fruits. A touch too boozy and sweet to be really good. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
bottle shared by Paul at Dadtoberfest: Dark sweet chocolate. Coffee ton of molasses. Brown sugar overtones and light hops in finish.
tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle shared at Jredmond’s tasting. Amazing. The aroma is sweet, licorice, chocolate, molasses. The appearance is deep black, big tan head. The flavor is just like the aroma, mostly sweet, chcolate, fruit, licorice, molasses. Medium/thick in body. The finish is sweet, light roast, pine needles. Excellent. j12601 (12668) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle #171/204 at Dadtoberfest. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Big sweet chocolate and malt, dark oxidized fruit, a touch boozy. Boozy right away, soft chocolate, malt, cocoa, a hint of roast, but overall overpowered by the alcohol. Cocoa, chocolate, yeast, a good bit of toast and roast. Tasty, but too boozy to drink in amounts larger than a 2-3 ounce sample. jredmond (8333) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Paul. Pours a deep brownish body with thick brown lacing. Aroma is booze, wood, smoke and sweet maple. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet chocolate (in your mouth, come get your cavities), molasses, toffee, booze, oak and light caramel. OmegaX (1375) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle number 37? Hmmm....don’t remember. Anyways, this one was a big hit of the night. Everyone liked it. Nose is sour wood, bourbon, some chocolate, caramel, and cane sugar. Again, lots of big aromas here. Taste is exactly the same with that tart oak/fruity flavor with some sweet chocolate and caramel follow-up and a touch of vanilla. Intensely complex. Oily palate and a big black pour and a huge tan head. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Appearance - Black body, tan head
Aroma - Tart cherry, cocoa, wood
Taste - Port, chocolate, vanilla, grape, leather, tannins
This is why I love Cigar City - their shit is so divers. This semi-sweet brew was full of complex earthy flavors and a smooth texture throughout the tasting. As usual Jordan, you are the man!