Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance - Cigar City Brewing
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3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
Looks good, black and lacey. Smoke in aroma. Yeasty taste,with well roasted body, using saison yeast. Hop bitterness right there. A big beer, interesting to drink, Also above average carbonation that is very filling.how much can I drink of it? OK for style.
04-22-2012 21:05:15 | More by Sammy
4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
hazy and murky looking dark hazelnut brown with a small amount of sediment floating around in the bottle of the glass. Just a small touch of light peaking through the sides and the bottom,
big deep malty notes dominated over everything else insight giving it a very sugary and earthy overall presence. Lots of bready tones in the background and a deep sense of caramel right up in front. There was a slight touch of some residual hoppiness in there, maybe some grass or a light smattering of fruit trying to lighten it up tingly sensation of spiciness. Some caramel, nutmeg, or cinnamon with a hint of vanilla, all very raw and earthy though with lots of grain mixed in as well. The overall taste was very raw, and unfinished, but in a good way. Lots of sugary notes coming onto it now as it really get going.
11-23-2011 03:21:53 | More by mikesgroove
3.58/5 rDev -4%
Pours a brownish color with an off-white head. Sweet malt aromas with plenty of caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. There’s a light smokiness to it, maybe a bit of peat. Some toasted bread and a hint of roast, as well. The flavor is a blend of sweet malt and fruit with a noticeable smokiness in the background. Lightly nutty with some toasted bread, maybe a touch of alcohol as well.
08-05-2012 21:13:35 | More by womencantsail
4.1/5 rDev +9.9%
I think this may have been Dan. Thanks!
Beer is amber / hazy, with a tan head of wispy tiny bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation.
Aroma is complex. Nutty, sweet, mild roast, mild chocolate, low bitterness, overall nice.
Beer is sweet and thinner than expected, easy drinking nice finish, sweet dark fruits and raisins on the palate, sweet throughout, not too dry on the back end, a sweet little beer.
11-17-2011 21:24:02 | More by drabmuh
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
From 11/05/11 notes. Brought to Geist's birthday tasting. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Cigar City snifter because I can (I can finally say that).
a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of booze, caramel malts, dark fruits, raisins, bourbon, light wood, sugar, and light vanilla. Alcohol is prominent here, but with the bourbon and sweet vanilla/fruitit works and I enjoy it.
t - Tastes of bourbon, alcohol, caramel malts, toffee, dark fruits, light wood, raisins, figs, sugar. Again alcohol is very prominent but this time it hurts the taste a bit as it is a bit too boozey. A step down from the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit hot.
o - Overall this is a good scotch ale, but it is a bit hot right now. I normally tend to like beers even when they are a bit hot, but this one was even too hot for me right now. Would recommend sitting on this one for a few months, as I bet once the alcohol fades a little bit it could be much better. Would have it again.
11-09-2011 16:25:45 | More by mdfb79
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan.
The beer is a dark, chestnut brown hue with an inch of dense, beige head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings a light smokiness, toffee, malt, dark fruits. Some raisin notes in the flavor with hints of chocolate. Smoky notes balance the sweetness from dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied. Lingering aftertaste of sweet malt and dark fruits. A bit sweet to drink more than a snifter. A great beer for sharing with a few folks.
11-06-2011 21:30:31 | More by Huhzubendah
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
Bottle shared by Steve, 750ml into a tulip.
Dark brown colour, with a huge beige head. Several fingers retain. Malty, some spicing, interesting yeast notes (French saison yeast the label indicates...). A bit of dark bread too. Again, malty in flavour as expected but the saison yeast adds an interesting twist, perhaps a bit tart/funk as a result. Yeast adds a good degree of effervescence on the palate as well, and really drives this into a grey area between a scotch ale/saison hybrid. Caramel and some mild bready notes in the background as well. High carbonation that doesn't subside throughout the glass, and a medium light body. Hard to judge this as a scotch ale or a saison as it's quite unique in my eyes, but interesting for what it is.
04-28-2012 16:05:34 | More by liamt07
3.05/5 rDev -18.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a Kate the Great snifter. Bottled 9/8/2011.
Appearance - Pours a deep brown with red flecks and a huge creamy head. Excellent retention and nice lacing.
Smell - Malty and a bit buttery. Toffee aromas with huge banana notes. Strange ester-y aromas throwing me off. Slight tang to the aroma.
Taste - Not as malty as the aroma. More esters and yeasty bi-products. A more pronounced tang to it than the aroma, as well. Still malty as a scotch ale should be, but so many other flavors that diminish the entire experience.
Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated and lots of acidic flavors going on that make it rough to drink. Unpleasant feel.
Overall - It's interesting, but that's it. Not really what I wanted out of this. I like the banana flavors with the scotch ale as a concept, but too much else working against this beer for it to work.
05-22-2012 00:47:38 | More by Alieniloquium
3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
Snuck a bottle of this on the cruise ship which gave a nice break to the standard crap typically served on the boats. The beer had huge fluffy light tan head sets the tone for this one. Pretty much black as night with really faded red hues on the edges, but only when held to the light. Head is just sexy as can be. Microfine bubbles leaving lacing all over. Smells like a malty saison - funky, malty, faint alcohol aroma, chocolate & caramel malts, toffee, and I get a touch of vanilla. On the tongue is funky tart up front, smooth sweet chocolate caramel malt, with a slight alcohol burn out back. Spices on the back end too with a mild drying bitterness. I know this isnt such a big beer @ 8.5%, but damn that little alcohol burn in the chest feels so good. A lot going on in this brew, but it really does all come together well in the end.
03-03-2012 14:09:27 | More by WoodBrew
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
Big thanks goes out to my boy Jefe73 for sending me this one! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark red brown with a two finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, wood, and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, wood, coffee, banana, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I found this one to be quite nice for the style. The fruit/banana aspect I picked up on worked quite well with the flavor backbone going on here. Also, the coffee was quite good with this combination as well. It really kept me on my toes as far as what to expect when I took my next sip. A definite must try if you have the opportunity.
11-07-2011 19:07:16 | More by thagr81us
Cigar City / Dunedin Auld Alliance from Cigar City Brewing
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