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Forgotten Island - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 49
Gots: 93 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Looked ok in the chalice. Smelled sweet, like candied figs, fruit cake.
Taste? Oh jeez, DDB was right, what a sugar Bomb. An overly sweet mess of a beer, maybe good fresh, but certainly not now.
Too bad, I really wanted this beer to be good. The description is so good, the product, not so much.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

For some reason I had high hopes for this one.

Smells is strong rum, boozy.
Taste starts way too sweet and then the rum kicks in with some alcohol warmth on way down.
The mouthfeel is actually pretty good, but the rum and the sweetness are harsh and separated.
Sort of reminds me of a rum & coke cocktai, which I'm not really a fan of...

Overall, I hate this beer, partially because it borders on being good, but I cannot stand the sweetness. This taste like a stong rum & coke with added syrup. Toning down sweetness by 3x and the rum 2x would actually lead to a pretty good beer.

Couldn't finish the bottle between 2 people. I will say the flavors were really bright and vibrant, so I can see how some people might like this.

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Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.