madmitch76 (24785) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
17th April 2013Strykzone (7351) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Stouts III Tasting. Thanks to Jack, always good to try another CCB beer. Opaque dark brown with a good pale tan head. Light airy palate, soft. Rich dark chocolate, fruity! A little citrus hop in the semi dry finish.
Sampled at esbls. Dark black with red. A beige ring. Smoky, chocolatey tobacco. Chocolate is tasted with maple with coffee. I like this. And the feel is silky but thick. adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Bottled on October 25, 2012 printed on label.
Appearance: Pours a motor oil black with a 1/2 finger toffee brown head which dissipates quickly leaving a ring around the edge of the snifter. Very nice lacing.
Smell: Medium roasted coffee, vanilla, and milk chocolate with a touch of molasses. Excellent aroma.
Taste: Medium roasted malt, semisweet chocolate, sweet vanilla and molasses up front followed by coffee and sweet cream in the middle before ending with espresso and burnt toast at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty with a hint of cocoa.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. A very smooth beer that goes down way too easily for 8% ABV.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. This reminds me a lot of CCB’s Marshal Zhukhov’s Imperial Stout except with less booziness. I may enjoy this one even more because it’s not quite as heavy. I know this is probably the only time I’ll ever get to try it since it was a one time brew, but if I see it again I’m jumping all over it. If you see it, try it. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black with an off white head. Chocolate, milk shake, lactose, roasty, woody, vanilla and coffee. I really liked this one and it grew on me more and more as I drank it. brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Black in color with a tan head. Really nice coffee, vanilla, and chocolate aromas. Hints of wood, some spice, and a weird chlorine note. The flavor has some green pepper and chlorine which really ruin an otherwise nice beer. Roasted malt, vanilla, lactose, coffee, and chocolate.
Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Big thanks to Leighton for bringing the remainder of this one along to CBC for me to rate, 22/04/13.
Mid black with a thin beige head which dissipates to nyadda.
Nose carries dark fruit tones, chocolate, molasses, light spice - a little on the thin side for an 8% ABV beer.
Taste comprises rich chcolate souffle, sweet brown sugars, soy sauce.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, sweet and chocolatey finish.
Decent fayre. Travlr (24640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle coiutesy of kraddel, thank you sir! Pitch black color, brown head. Aroma of vanilla, smooth dark milk chocolate. Taste is full bodied vanilla and cocoa. Nice. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
Pour is close to black, viscus, large chocolate colored head. Chocolate sweetness and coffee shine through in the aroma with more subtle notes of vanilla beans and coffee creamer. Flavor is very heavy on the roasted coffee with a bit of maple syrup and chocolate as well. Alcohol is very well hidden. Milky, creamy, smooth. kraddel (8074) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2013
Pours jet black no foam
Shared by boboshamps , drank with against the grain , struise , alvine , travlr
Smell is coffee
Soft carbo , bitter , coffee . Vanilla in the back
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ Stouts Tasting Pt III: Brokeback Edition. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny tan head. Robust sweet coffee nose. Accents of chili chocolate. Cream and marshmallow. The taste is very sweet. Rocky road fudge. More marshmallow and sweet chocolate cake. Mild roast in the finish. Smooth and very easy to drink. Alcohol’s hidden well. Oily body. Overall, very nice to share.