1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Forgotten Island - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Forgotten IslandForgotten Island

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

261 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 261
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 41
Gots: 104 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Forgotten Island is aged in Appleton rum barrels, originating from Jamaica. This distillery makes the oldest barrel-aged rum in the world. The barrel lends notes of vanilla, molasses, orange peel, cocoa, brown sugar, nutmeg, hazelnut, apricot and peach. This plethora of flavors and aromas from the rum barrels intermingles with banana, clove, cinnamon, fig, plum and brown sugar aromatics and flavors from the quadrupel, creating a crescendo of elegance in a long flavorful finale.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-07-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 261 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BarrytheBear:
Photo of BarrytheBear
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

BarrytheBear, Sep 30, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -3.6%

tectactoe, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

DaftPatrick, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Callmecoon, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jaminjohnson, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

deebo, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of jokermanboy
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

jokermanboy, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

TKEbeerman, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

SPRichard, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

johnyb, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of roostor07
3/5  rDev -27.7%

roostor07, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of timc100
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%

Plum colored with a light beige head - murky, completely opaque. Looks like a 15% beer - minimal head, big bubbles, alcohol legs and thin lacing. This is rum bomb - not getting much if any Belgian quad characteristics. Huge coconut, vanilla, rum booziness. Taste is incredibly sweet, cloying really. Tons of rum, though does not have the heat I would have expected.

It's a one-note beer with some excessive aging, really wish the quad could have come through. Really glad to have tried this and enjoyed the bottle regardless.

timc100, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of ChrisMetcalfe
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

ChrisMetcalfe, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of rightcoast7
4/5  rDev -3.6%

rightcoast7, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of tetu
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tetu, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of blabaer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

blabaer, May 02, 2014
Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photekut, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of joshwith
2/5  rDev -51.8%

joshwith, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Gonzoillini, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Small khaki head. Gone quickly.

Smell - Lots of rum. Vanilla and oak come through. Dark fruits. Booze and brown sugar.

Taste - Huge rum characteristic. Fruity. Very sweet. Brown sugar and caramel. Finishes with a rum barrel alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, boozy, very sweet. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Well this is huge and boozy, but tasty. Bruery-esque. The barrel is nice, but I bet this quad wouldn't taste anywhere as good without the barrel.

Alieniloquium, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of mobius387
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%

bottle date 7/15/13

appearance: cant tell if its black or dark brown, thin to little head, almost no bubbles, very opaque

aroma: huge molasses and boozy nose, followed by the dark rum barrel treatment. unfortunately the booziness is a bit overpowering

palate: uhh, this beer is 15% and it feels like 7. maybe half of it is lost in the nose, but its incredible how big of a change the booze presence makes. big body, not very acidic, not hoppy, goes down smooth like a quad

taste: molasses, nutmeg, sugar and grapes is what i get out of this. they list apricot and peach, but i cant pick it out. the rum barrels gave it a nice dark sweetness to it.

overall: this is the first beer in the inaugural year for the catador club. ive definitely never had a beer like this by CCB, and its very enjoyable. i think right now theres too much going on with it to make it one of their best beers they've brewed. considering its 15% abv its still amazingly drinkable, has a complex flavor profile and theres a ton going on, but its like it can't find its identity right now. still, its a very nice brew and im really enjoying it. thanks CCB!

mobius387, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of gr8zehaman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

gr8zehaman, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Bejam813bucs
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Bejam813bucs, Aug 18, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.