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Forgotten Island - Cigar City Brewing

Forgotten IslandForgotten Island

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%


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)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, this bottle has been out of the box for at least six hours, time for it to meet its...me. Thanks & a flame of eternal gratitude for my lovely proxy, moose3285. 750ML bottle split with my wife while watching Jake & Elwood. I hate Illinois Nazis.

Pour is surprisingly dark, because I always think of quads as not being dark. On the extreme spectrum of dark red with a slow, low jam of carbonation. The smell, oh holy diamonds, the smell is on a mission from God. Coconut, vanilla, rum, spices, pirate aftershave. Beautiful.

Forgotten Island blows my expectations into the stratosphere. Massive backlash of rum provides a tasty canvas for the brew, which is bass-akwards. Reams of vanilla, toffee, caramel, sea salt, molasses, browns sugar, spices, & other stuff I can't pick out vie for attention; more complex than Euler's formula. Mouthfeel is thick thick, the molasses & brown sugar carries over into a bruiser. Doesn't seem to be any alcohol. I'll ask my feet later, if I can locate them.

After all the teenage hand-wringing over "gee, we didn't get a triple barrel imperial sour stout" over the El Cat club, this beer kicks the fuck out of...me. Good god. Startlingly unique, with a fantastic use of rum barrels & what can only be a magnificent base beer, this is a beer worth savoring. Top-shelf.

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Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.