Illuminating The Path - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 208 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador club. 25.00. Bottled 10/24/13. Served in a Cigar City snifter.
Pours deep brown with a finger and a half khaki head. A modest ring of bubbles remain and leaves tiny ocassional clumps of lace.
Smells of chocolate, red berries, oak and wine. Nice.
Very interesting blend of flavors. Rich chocolate, plums, berries, nutty, raisins, oaky vanilla, tawny port, wine and a healthy shot of alcohol. Serious waves of flavor.
Creamy, medium heavy feel with light carbonation. Chocolate and port finish.
A really unique and quite tasty brew. Nice interplay of fruit, wine barrel and beer. I should have bought more.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 04:18:32 | More by ThickNStout
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
heck of an interesting beer right here. pouring a purple tinted brown color with a lot of cloudiness and a short tan head. I smell a lot here, especially the pinot noir barrels it was aged in. I also smell blueberries, although they aren't present, that's the fruit I get, although I am admittedly not particularly familiar with the berries in this beer. I taste a lot of chocolate in the finish, a very interesting combination with the tart fruit. its quite acidic and tannic, likely from the influence of the wine barrel, but it compliments the sweetness. darker than expected malt bill with some toasty roasty notes, but still light enough to let the fruit shine. honestly this one was a little odd for me. no doubting the quality, but the mix of flavors was just foreign and strange to me, and reduced its drinkability as a result. smooth feel though despite the acid, and an enjoyable brew overall, but not one I am in a hurry to drink again.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2013 17:49:34 | More by StonedTrippin
Illuminating The Path from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.