Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Forgotten Island | Cigar City Brewing

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Forgotten IslandForgotten Island
BA SCORE
4.14/5
Exceptional
324 Ratings
Forgotten IslandForgotten Island
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

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.

Added by MasterSki on 08-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
324
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
85
Trade:
7
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 324 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

 680 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
1.75/5  rDev -57.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  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

 708 characters

Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of billab914
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.31/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of drewone
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Small khaki head. Gone quickly.

Smell - Lots of rum. Vanilla and oak come through. Dark fruits. Booze and brown sugar.

Taste - Huge rum characteristic. Fruity. Very sweet. Brown sugar and caramel. Finishes with a rum barrel alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, boozy, very sweet. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Well this is huge and boozy, but tasty. Bruery-esque. The barrel is nice, but I bet this quad wouldn't taste anywhere as good without the barrel.

 532 characters

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 324 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.