Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by olimpia84:
4.25/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This Scotch Ale is a collaboration between Cigar City Brewing and Dunedin Brewery. They are two of my favorite breweries so this could only be a good thing! Had this on-tap at Dunedin Brewery on the release date (Sept. 14 2011). Poured into a Chalice.
A: very dark brown coffee colored body with a one finger tanned head that eventually disappeared. No lacing present.
S: lots of malts present in the smell along with notes from coffee and sweetness from caramel. Very pleasant.
T: follows the nose with a predominant roasted malt flavor accompanied by sweet caramel notes, coffee, and dark cherries; everything is well balanced. The alcohol level is felt at the end.
M: this beer leans on the full body side with an excellent smooth feel on the palate. Low carbonation that helps the beer go down even softer.
O: excellent beer, best if enjoyed slowly. The smooth feel along with the good balance in its components makes for a great experience. This collaboration brew had the recipe for success from the very beginning since it's made by CCB and Dunedin, which are two breweries that I love and consistently release quality products. Highly recommended!
Serving type: on-tap
09-15-2011 16:29:52 | More by olimpia84
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4.09/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
dark brown/black pour with 2 fingers of foamy tan head, slow dissipation. smells very heavy on the booze - oak barrels, scotch, vanilla, raisins/rum, brown sugar. getting a lot of sweet malt (but not cloyingly sweet), some subtle roasted flavor, subtle oaky taste, brown sugar and dark fruit (fig/plum) are dominant, definitely cannot taste tha alcohol anywhere as much as you can smell it. medium body with high carbonation.. a little odd to have this much carbonation in a dark beer with this high abv content, but it helps make it slightly easier to drink somehow.
i'm not a huge fan of this style particularly, but this is a very enjoyable beer and fairly easy to drink (considering the abv and size of the bottle) on an early fall evening. kid's asleep, wife's in bed - it's just me, kingdom hearts, and this bottle.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2013 01:10:27 | More by facundoCNB
3/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Dad got this for me in FL last year. Thanks a lot pops!
From a 750 into a CCB tulip
APPEARANCE: A slow pour yields a two finger, medium-loose looking, foamy, light tan head with good retention. Muddy sienna brown with higher levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a solid foam cap. A foam film remains but leaves o lacing down the glass. Lots of carbonation in this one.
SMELL: Fruity with sweet caramel and toffee aromas. Dark fruits such as raisins and dates, with some funky hay notes. Some apples and notes of leather as well. Bold enough.
TASTE: Potent and boozy, though it's only 8% and change. Leather, caramel with sweet dark fruits as well. Raisins and dates again, with spicy alcohol at the swallow. Bold but dry aftertaste of sweet fruits, light bitter chocolate, some spicy booze and some hay flavors from the saison yeast.
PALATE: Thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Light but creamy, goes down okay and finishes slightly dry. Some burn after the swallow. Too light and carbonated.
OVERALL: This is alright, but it's overcarbonated and the light feel doesn't work well. It's also pretty boozy for the abv. There are some scotch ales that I quite enjoy, but haven't found one from CCB that agrees with me yet. Can't win 'em all. Thanks again dad! Appreciate the haul.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2013 18:55:28 | More by Jeffo
Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance from Cigar City Brewing
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