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Forgotten Island - Cigar City Brewing

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
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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Ratings: 305 | Reviews: 22
Photo of Danny1217
3.31/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pmangold
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of quetzal013
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as part of El Cat club. Sat on it for about a year. Great aroma, great barrel flavor, but holy hell, this thing is waaaay too sweet. Probably should have cracked it sooner. Bummer

Photo of tommy5
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of One1Asterisk
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.31/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronricorossi
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank it on a Monday night during "The Bachelor", which was somehow just about right for this beer...

Yes, it's a hot, sweet mess. "Rum & Coke" is the right analogy, sticky sweet and rummy. But it's still a nice Cigar City effort. Not a home run, but enjoyable. A beer for the Cigar City "completist". You don't trade your rare sour to get this because it's a Top 100 beer; you trade for it because it's a Cigar City experiment, and you don't want to miss it.

Photo of kristougher
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siege06nd
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of asams10
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GMorgan
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danwho
2.08/5  rDev -49.6%
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.

Photo of bcp5296d
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of yankeej13
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of julielynndubee
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of SP1_FLA
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of visualmartyr
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of meanmutt
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.