Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell (Rum Barrel-Aged) | Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
44 Ratings
Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell (Rum Barrel-Aged)Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell (Rum Barrel-Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rum barrel-aged Baltic porter with a complex malt bill and an experimental dwarf hop that contributes notes of stone fruit and a subtle spiciness.

Added by Vikings1201 on 12-17-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
44
pDev:
7.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Dark brown color.

Peaches and apricots in the nose. Followed by fudge, chocolate, cocoa, and molasses. Strong with a lot of alcohol showing. Lots of rum. Spices, licorice, and dark fruits.

Very solid and enjoyable, but so strong and boozy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Cigar City El Catador glass. Pours a pitch black color with light tan creamy head with great retention and lacing around the glass. The nose is very sweet with rum and oak a plenty. The taste is incredibly smooth and creamy with some warmth in the finish from the high ABV and rum barrels. Wow, this is a really solid beer and the rum barrels are a nice change of pace from the typical bourbon barrels you typically see with this type of beer.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.8/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle. Pours black but a little transparent with very little head. Smells of straight rum. A little soy sauce behind it. Tastes of rum, oak, soy sauce. Not very rich. Disappointing. Lots of barrel flavor, but the beer behind it doesn't come through very well. Medium body and alcoholic. Low carbonation. Meh.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I probably liked this one more than I would have if I had drank it fresh. The rum spices compliment the base porter and the edges have faded off of this one. Very enjoyable and easy drinking for a 13+%

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like tobacco, dark fruit, wood spice, rum, oak, caramel, and brown sugar.

Using rum barrels for this beer worked quite well, as it's a bitter tobacco and brown sugar heavy base beer, and the rum complements that quite well. There's a nice earthy spiciness to it, too, and a not overwhelming amount of rum. There's some carob, cinnamon, and caramel too.

This is medium bodied, creamy and fairly rich, with a good level of carbonation for the style. It doesn't show the ABV at all.

I love how most Cigar City BA beers don't become big pastry sugar bombs. This is well balanced and quite complex.

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Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador Club. Released 12/2016. Served in a Cigar City teku.

Pours black with about two fingers of pale tan head. Retention amounts to a milky layer and full halo that imparts some scattered spots of lace.

Aromas of sweet rum, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and candied dark fruit. I find myself returning often to enjoy this sweet, welcoming scents.

Tastes of chocolate, sugary rum, cooked caramel, lightly spiced sweetened dark fruit, some roasty malt and an occasional reminder of the 13.5% abv. It's a smooth, sweet blend that is dangerously easy to drink despite the intermittent heat.

Smooth, satiny body with loose carbonation. Clean, sweet finish with notes of milk chocolate rum balls and chicory-candied dark fruit.

More great barrel work from Cigar City. Rum brings out a whole different side of baltic porter than I am used to, making Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell one of my favorite examples of the style.

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Photo of xdtfx
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cardsfan
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell (Rum Barrel-Aged) from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 44 ratings