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Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

22 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 275
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 122
Gots: 63 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter | 11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lare453 on 05-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Baltic Porter.
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A very generous extra in a trade - excited to dive into this one.

Pours very dark for a Baltic porter, though from CCB I am not surprised. Creamy tight-bubble head for a barrel aged beer - light beige.

Incredibly rich and well balanced aroma of sweet bourbon and oak flavors - pronounced vanilla, light caramel and toffee, cocoa powder, 'wet' oak, slight bourbon and dark fruits. As it warms some sweet pipe tobacco and fresh berry notes come to the fore.

Incredibly smooth mouthfeel and light sweet finish.

Floored by this one - would love to do it side-by-side with BA Framinghammer. Hope they brew it again!

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Enjoyed at CCB Hunahpu's Day 2015

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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.

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Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.