jlong1965 (16) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Killer brew, awesome aroma of Spanish cedar and pepper hops. No bell pepper nice white pepper. Flavor has subtle wood notes with hops and light toasty malts. Finishes real clean. Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle split at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF Shindig, 07/08/16.
Black with a solid tan cap.
Nose is rich malts, light peppery spice, molasses, earthy red berry, hint of liquorice.
Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, toffee, molasses, spice, liquorice, faint cherry bite, dark malts, meaty.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent well constructed strong but does get a touch hot! mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle shared at the pre GBBF chriso’s tasting day 2 07/08/2016. Many thanks to Colin for this one. A opaque pitch black coloured pour with a a loose dark tan head. Aroma is spicy Peppercorn, cedar, liquorice. Really spicy pepper on the nose. Flavour is composed of sweet brown sugars, maple, spicy cedar wood, spicy, sugars. Sticky. Palate is medium sweet. Sticky sweet, creamy, lowish carbonation. Interesting but I couldn’t drink a lot. The_Osprey (7985) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle share at Chriso’s Sunday Shindig. Thanks! As ’Cigar City Humidor Series Double American Black Ale’. Opaque black with a foamy tan head, leaving dotted lacing. Aroma is liquorice, molasses, some oil. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is chewy dense sugary malt, liquorice, boiled sweets, twiggy. One for the sugar lovers, but not off-putting. A big beer. (3.8) RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has sweet chocolate, taste has, sweet chocolate, roast malts, some bourbon, sweet chocolate, dark fruits, some tar and sweet molasses.
planky84 (3261) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig, 2016 (Sunday sesh.). Black pour with a beige head. Raisin, caramel, licorice and cola aroma. Flavours of cocoa, dark chocolate and raisin. Very nice. Beerhunter111 (20476) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Pre-gbbf-shinding. Fast schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, dunkles malz, leicht holzig, minimal rauchig, Lakritze. Geschmack süß malzig, Lakritze, Gewürze, leicht alkoholisch, lecker. bytemesis (8384) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from 2013. Pours dark opaque black, small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is blackstrap molasses, licorice, woodiness, cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, rich and full of flavor; molasses, wood, cocoa, licorice dominate here as well. Would not guess cedar per se. Medium plus body, soft mouthfeel. Solid. alexsdad06 (10415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Sampled from a 750 ml bottle from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy bitterness, cedar wood, some resiny character, still a bit hot, caramel, some spicy character, I would like another shot at this.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, roasted/spicy/woody and slightly smoked/fruity/bitter, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew