Forgotten Island
Cigar City Brewing

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Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
15%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
326
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  44
Gots
  83
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 326 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Callmecoon from California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Sep 17, 2013
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Brown with those tonez, bro. Demerara and raw cane sugar, light rum, lasting molasses on the tongue. Very sweet, but nice in a small amount. Someone mentioned Bruery, good comparison. Fun stuff. Cheers, handsome!

Nov 07, 2015
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
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

Mar 07, 2015
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mobius387 from Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

bottle date 7/15/13

appearance: cant tell if its black or dark brown, thin to little head, almost no bubbles, very opaque

aroma: huge molasses and boozy nose, followed by the dark rum barrel treatment. unfortunately the booziness is a bit overpowering

palate: uhh, this beer is 15% and it feels like 7. maybe half of it is lost in the nose, but its incredible how big of a change the booze presence makes. big body, not very acidic, not hoppy, goes down smooth like a quad

taste: molasses, nutmeg, sugar and grapes is what i get out of this. they list apricot and peach, but i cant pick it out. the rum barrels gave it a nice dark sweetness to it.

overall: this is the first beer in the inaugural year for the catador club. ive definitely never had a beer like this by CCB, and its very enjoyable. i think right now theres too much going on with it to make it one of their best beers they've brewed. considering its 15% abv its still amazingly drinkable, has a complex flavor profile and theres a ton going on, but its like it can't find its identity right now. still, its a very nice brew and im really enjoying it. thanks CCB!

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Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 326 ratings