jc1762 (1693) - JAPAN - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing deep brown with thin ruby brown translucent rims and no head.
The nose shows a pronounced mix of roasted apple, rum, and brandy.
The palate is medium bodied and barely carbonated. Moderately sweet with pronounced flavors of molasses, brandy, and roasted apple with barely any bitterness. Resurgence of those flavors leaves it for long luxurious sipping. BuckeyeBoy (9219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2017
12oz bottle pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is big sweet malts bourbon barrel vanilla chocolate. Taste is more of the nice sweet chocolate roast bourbon barrel vanilla. phaleslu (11000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2017
12 oz. bottle from Homer321 - thanks again, Sean! Pours a deep, dark, basically opaque brown with a small tan head that settles into a ring. Notes of cocoa, fudge, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, toasted brown sugar, dark and dried fruits (figs, raisins, dates), molasses, surup, tobacco, brandy, and bourbon. Hint of soy-like umami. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth, eventually coating mouthfeel. Nice to come back to this series after all these years. Reminds me of 6 years ago. These are big and complex and a little messy and even somewhat oxidized but always good and fun and satisfying. Unmistakably Cigar City. Open this one now if you still have it. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Sampled from 12-oz bottle and shared by Steasy. Pours a rich dark brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla notes, molasses, bourbon and some roasted nuts. Taste is full bodied, some bourbon presence with dark chocolate, roasted nuts, vanilla and some wood. Finish is semi-sweet, a little alcohol character with vanilla and chocolate aftertaste. jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle thanks to Steasy! Deep brown pour with a small head. Really rich nose. Molasses and vanilla. Rich barrel presence. Sort of muddled rocky road fudge. Drinks really sweet and hot. Rich sugary grain. Full body, oily
rdixon77 (3125) - Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Very rich very CC beer. Beautiful barrel flavor with chocolate nutty and roast, fantastic blend of strong beers. bytemesis (9631) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle thanks to Homer! Pours clear mahogany, medium brown head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, chocolate, molasses, roast, hints of vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, roasty and rich. Some boozy heat. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2017
5/19/17. 12oz bottle thanks to rdixon77! Dark brown pour with a nice khaki head. Sweet barrel-aged aroma, chocolate, nutty, mild ash. Sweet flavor, ashy, nutty, chocolate, barrel, very rich. But tasty! Tmoney99 (15226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average froth tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy complex sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer. alexsdad06 (11393) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2017
12 oz bottle from Juan shared with Tmoney99 and the Dutch’s crew. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, dark chocolate, mild roasted malts, hints of spice, mild to moderate barrel notes, vanilla, light Belgian character, smooth, easy drinking, almost 13% beer, good complexity, a real treat.