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Forgotten Island - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
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259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 42
Gots: 105 | FT: 17
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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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-19-2014 01:54:36 | More by nickfl
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10-25-2013 04:12:45 | More by TimoP
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-24-2013 08:07:08 | More by jaminjohnson
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-12-2014 03:45:02 | More by deebo
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08-24-2013 23:03:32 | More by jokermanboy
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03-10-2014 01:29:36 | More by TKEbeerman
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timc100

Illinois

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.

02-16-2014 17:48:20 | More by timc100
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09-03-2013 21:47:52 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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Alieniloquium

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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.

08-10-2013 23:41:18 | More by Alieniloquium
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mobius387

Florida

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!

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Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.