chinchill (4937) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Engine 15.
Surprised to see that the Hornswoggled is a red ale; it came without a description and was certainly very bold for style.
Clear dark brown with a semi-durable head; excellent clarity.
Very mild aroma but moderately strong flavor. Dominated by hazelnut/vanilla.
Mildly bittersweet, with a mildly bitter aftertaste.
Feel: adequate carbonation but overly thin body.
hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Nitro... This beer rocks!... Pours clear and copper with a large, creamy, white head that lasts until I’ve emptied the glass. The aroma is reminiscent of cream soda that is vanilla-heavy with a toasted oak bonus. Medium to full-bodied and super creamy with pillow-soft carbonation. Big malt flavor, but not at all cloying. Modest vanilla and caramel sweetness. Finishes off nourishing and bittersweet. Well executed world class beer!. If diggin’ malt-forward beers is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft at the Sybarite Pig on nitro. Pint glass. Pours a beautiful deep reddish-amber with a perfect velvety one finger eggshell head. Aroma was wonderful with oak, wood chips, vanilla, slight spice, and malty caramels. The taste was similar with a very solid oak flavor, vanilla, creamsickle, caramel, and heavy malts. Mild carbonation, medium to full body, and a great wood aftertaste. Very very solid beer. Thanks CCB! Dogbrick (12932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sample on nitro at the tap room. The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a medium creamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of malt, oak and vanilla. Light-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, caramel malt and a touch of peat. The finish is malty with a slight citrus and vanilla aftertaste. Decent overall. sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Cigar City Hornswoggled poured with nitro is a good UK style. Pour has a thick tight head given the nitro pour and a fresh malty aroma. Dark color. Taste is light chocolate with even dryer cherriy and a dry finish. Cigar City Hornswoggled is a great take on an Irish style ale.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Nitro. Crystal clear dark amber body with large beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/earthy, some spicy, cherry, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, earthy, some orange, light cherry. Smooth light-medium body. beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap at brewery. Pours red white nice nitro head. Aroma is malty, a bit sweet. Taste is light, sweet, light bodied. Very drinkable. Tmoney99 (14368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Tap sample Nitro. Poured clear reddish brown with a large creamy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and soft wood aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with the same sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer would go well with spicy food or a cigar from this area. HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Nice and creamy feel with excellent notes of vanilla, sweet malt, not particularly hoppy, oak comes through mostly in the vanilla flavor more than in any really "woody" flavors. Great stuff, another awesome CCB session beer. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
7/10/13. On tap at the brewery, nitro. Deep red amber pour with a nice thick, foamy tan head. Lots of oak and vanilla on the nose, with touches of chocolate and caramel. Lots of oak, vanilla, and caramel in the flavor, with touches of breadiness and chocolate. Tasty!