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Forgotten Island - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 41
Gots: 103 | FT: 13
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, fruit, rum, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and rum flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it borders on being cloyingly sweet in the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

zestar, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Not much of a head forms on the dark purple/brown liquid though at 15% I am not surprised; just doesn't have a particularly Belgian appearance

Smell: Brown sugar and dark fruit (dates, primarily, though some black cherry as well); the rum is quite distinct on the aroma)

Taste: Very malty, up front, with the brown sugar, dates and dark cherries paving the way for the spice cake elements to add complexity; by mid-palate, the rum arrives with a wallop, adding boozy sweetness

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; plenty of warmth in the gullet

Overall: Cigar City has done a nice job with the flavors and the barrel aging though the mouthfeel is a bit heavy for the style

brentk56, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Texasfan549, Sep 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

kjkinsey, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

GRG1313, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kylehay2004, Jun 19, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

largadeer, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

SocalKicks, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

nickfl, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mendvicdog, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

MarkyMOD, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

beernads, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

InspectorBob, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

orangesol, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

drewone, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

BARFLYB, Mar 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Gonzoillini, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

sendbeer, Jun 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

ShanePB, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.2.14
Bottled 07/15/13

A - Pours a dark brown with a red tint. A few large tan bubbles form and move to the edge.

S - Lots of run, some sweet dark fruits, figs.

T - Super sweet - run soaked raisins and toffee.

D - Low carbonation with a heavier body.

O - Smells nice, but super, super sweet.

HuskyinPDX, May 12, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a solid dark brown with garnet highlights when held to light, a vigorous pour barely produces a small off white heads that quickly disappears. Aroma of dark sugars and lots of dark fruits, mild alcohol in the nose as is expected but never seems to overwhelm. The flavor is huge fructose sweetness. I get lots of brown and white sugars with dark fruits like cherry, blueberry, and plum offset with a slight woodiness and a hint of vanilla. The first sip found me tracing the liquid as the alcohol burned its way down my throat and into my stomach. After a few sips either my body got numb or that felling subsided. Thick body with a sweet syrupy mouthfeel, and a very light level of carbonation. Interesting brew for sure, a bit sipper but quite flavorful. I'm glad I have one to lay down.

johnnnniee, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 17, 2014
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Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.