Cigar City Forgotten Island

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Tampa, Florida USA


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Forgotten Island is aged in Appleton rum barrels, originating from Jamaica. This distillery makes the oldest barrel-aged rum in the world. The barrel lends notes of vanilla, molasses, orange peel, cocoa, brown sugar, nutmeg, hazelnut, apricot and peach. This plethora of flavors and aromas from the rum barrels intermingles with banana, clove, cinnamon, fig, plum and brown sugar aromatics and flavors from the quadrupel, creating a crescendo of elegance in a long flavorful finale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1390) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown color and topped by a small beige colored head of foam that settles quickly to the body below and leaves sticky lines around the glass. Looks thick and syrupy. The aroma shows notes of loads of dark fruits with hints of earthy plum, fig, raisins, and orange peel to go along with ripened banana, brown sugar, molasses, toasted caramel, cocoa, and smooth oak laden vanilla. Smells very sweet and loaded with ripe fruit. The flavor follows suit with the plums, figs, raisins, and rum soaked fruit all up front followed by toasted caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. The rum soaked oak and vanilla come through as well along with a slight dryness from some of the fruit. Full bodied and smooth on the palate with subtle carbonation that leads to a lengthy, sweet, ripe fruit, vanilla, and caramel finish. Very sweet and slightly cloying, but there is just enough dryness to balance out some of the sweetness with some slight oxidation starting to set in. Very smooth, slick, and goes down fairly easy with no lingering booziness for such a big, hefty brew. This one has smoothed out for the better as it was a hot, sugary, boozy mess when it was fresh. Pretty tasty stuff now, and glad I held on to a bottle this long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1762) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Partage chez Luc. Liquide opaque, dense , brun et boueux sur lequel ne flotte aucune mousse. En plongeant mon nez dans mon verre, je note de puissantes armes de fruits confits, de dattes, de pruneaux et danis. a sent Nol et la soire sur le bord du foyer en revenant dune belle journe de sports hivernaux. Beaucoup de rhum vanill et de gteau aux fruits. Par contre cest laid. Saveurs trs sucres des mmes fruits mentionns, drable et de vieux ft de rhum ayant survcu une longue traverse en mer. Jamais toutefois je naurais su dtecter les 15% dalcool sy cachant. Liquoreux, cochonne, trop puissante pour reprsenter adquatement ce style mais tout de mme trs apprciable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is full of spicy dark fruits. Cinnamon and peppered plum, raisins. Caramelized peach. Molasses. Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar. Spicy dark fruit compote. Sweet / earthy. Pretty hot and sugary, which makes this beer tiring after a few sips. Full body, moderate carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christos (5447) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
(Cigar City Forgotten Island) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a snifter. Dark brown coloured body, small and thin tan head on top, with low retention. Aroma has intense rum, brown sugar, alcohol, dark fruits, dates, some vanilla. Sweet taste with plenty of brown sugar, rum, notable alcohol, dates, plums, figs, raisins, light wood. Medium thick body, still good carbonation. Powerful boozy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5565) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours chocolate brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma presents fruity and toasted malt notes. Flavor features toasted malt, chocolate and subtle toffee tones. Mouthfeel has decent body and good fizz. Dont forget this island!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Cellar turd enjoyed fireside on a on ahem, chilly, florida night. Pours a cola looking hue, no head. Sweetness is about, rum, vanilla, pitted fruits. High boost and a full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a cloudy deep amber color with a small off-white head. Tons and tons of dark and dried fruits, with caramel, vanilla, fruitcake, oak, candied nuts, mild spices, and cocoa. Light-medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a dry, toasty, and really, really sweet mouthfeel. I have no idea what this was like fresh, but Im guessing Id have liked it better. It was thinner than expected and is starting to show hints of oxidation two years out. Doesnt have the depth or complexity suggested by the deScription. But I still found a lot here to like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14201) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex earthy and tropical fruit aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good complex dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9946) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have crazy sweet malts, Belgian candy sugar, rum, caramel, everything is sweet, showing its age a bit, sweeet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (16622) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a tiny head. Nose is intense, with loads of rum barrels, alcohol, and brown sugar. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, perfumey and alcoholic, with rum barrels, perfumey floral notes and brown sugar. A massive diabetes bomb - way too sweet. Barely drinkable. Fun to try, but thats it.

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