Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
4.16/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750 mL bottle poured into a Teku snifter.
Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Thin collar and a couple of bubbles on the surface.
Smell - When it's cold, it's all bourbon. When it's a bit warmer, a lot more caramel comes out. Still quite a raw bourbon character.
Taste - Bourbon bomb. Raw bourbon flavor. Caramel. Fudgy. Chocolate and caramel blend well.
Mouthfeel - Barrel hot. Medium heavy body. Medium carbonation.
Overall - This is really good. Masks the base beer with bourbon, but it's pretty damn good.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2013 02:56:45 | More by Alieniloquium
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
ive rediscovered lately how much i love the baltic porter style, it really works for me, with a slightly lighter mouthfeel being a lager, and all the richness of flavor in the world. this is a good one from cigar city, aged in bourbon barrels. velvety radiant black in color, dark dark beer, with a rising oatmeal colored head than rests easy. the nose on this is a little subdued compared to the flavor. big dark barley of course, but there is some great raw cocoa notes too, like those rainforest chocolate bars, this has that semisweet similarity. not much bourbon barrel in the nose. the taste is classic, lots of barrel early on, not a ton of vanilla, but lots of oak and must. i am impressed by how clean the finish is for such a rich beer, its just instant, it cleans up after itself really well. i also like the chocolate flavor too, its not dominant, but it really works with the malt here. its so smooth going down, you would never know how strong it is. a standout from a night of great beers.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 02:20:29 | More by StonedTrippin
Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.