Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Very sweet, biscuit, butter, caramel. Dark chocolate, royal dansk cookies with chocolate. Vanilla, plums burnt sugar. Great. branquinha (13) - Carrboro/Duval duality, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
had twice on draft, once at northstar and once at kickbacks in Jacksonville.
It smells like chocolate, coffee and tobacco, a little vanilla. Very dark brown, slightly red, with a nice tannish brown head that fades pretty quickly, some lacing.
one of the tastiest beers I’ve had. malty with more chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors. good balance of bitterness with creaminess. quite full Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
I’m drinking a CC Hot Blooded right now at Coffee District in Delray Beach. I’ve never had one before. I really like this stout. I’m not a fan of many stouts that leave the heavy tobacco after-taste. This is a pleasant aroma, a pleasant taste and a pleasant, non-intrusive after-taste. Very good job CC. jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a dark black color with a thick mocha three finger head that sticks around for a while, crazy head retention. Aroma of strong roasted malts, coffee, bitterness from the hops sweetness from the malts and licorice in the back. Taste follows the nose just intensified. Slightly dry but not dry stout level. Moderate mouthfeel. This is a great middle of the road stout.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
on tap-pours a rich brown head with black color that sheets. Aroma is sweet dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet dark malt-anise/chocolate, some spice hops.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft. Jet black pour, big tan head, excellent retention/lace. Aroma of baker’s chocolate, coffee, roast, belgo yeast, tobacco. Taste is chocolate, cream, coffee, fruity esters, roast. Palate is mega soft/creamy, roasty finish. Fantastic. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at Brass Tap Trinity. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Dark roasted malt, coffee and tobacco in the aroma. Flavor is very nice with a good amount of bitterness in the finish. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2011
On draft at the brewery. Pours a dark stout black with a tan-ish head. Nose is nice amount of roast with pieces of licorice, earth, unsweetened dark chocolate, and black coffee. Flavor delivers on all of the promises made in the nose: big roast, coffee, cocoa, hints of licorice, and some earth. Smooth in body and finishing with lingering roast and cocoa. For a foreign stout, this one is nice. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the Funky Buddha. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and coffee aromas. The flavor is sweet with some lactose qualities that are counter by bitter dark roasted malts, coffee, and bakers chocolate. adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass.
Appearance: Poured a coffee black with a light tan head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of black licorice.
Taste: Coffee and licorice up front followed by roast malt and dark chocolate in the middle before ending with a touch of hops at the finish. Aftertaste is roasted and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down smooth.
Overall: Very good beer overall. This would be great on a cold winter evening.