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Forgotten Island - Cigar City Brewing

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Forgotten IslandForgotten Island

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 48
Gots: 95 | FT: 11
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:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-07-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Netdigger2
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours Rochefort 10 brown with a finger of tan head.

Smells like currants, toffee, coconut, rum, and a little bit of yeasty bananas.

Taste is incredible. Rich and sweet with notes of the aforementioned accompanying scents, intertwined with hints of oak and dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is on the side of heavy with very viscous character that keeps the good carbonation from becoming spritzy.

Great beer, and a really nice surprise for my first El Catador Club bottle.

Photo of Skrypt
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Split the 750ml bottle with netdigger2. Won the pour by dominating him in bet while playing Risk.

This beer pours a thick, viscous dark brown with a thin, tan head. It smells of cloves, bananas, vanilla and currants. Was expecting more rum and wood, but it was very faint.

The rum barrels play a really nice supporting role in this brew, and the rum helps cut the sweetness of the currants and bananas.

I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting this to be a great beer. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself blown away by its uniqueness and perfect barrel integration. This is an incredibly smooth 15%.

Hats off to CCB for never failing to deliver.

Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.