Forgotten Island | Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
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325 Ratings
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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:
325
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
85
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 325 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of tommy5
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of One1Asterisk
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 ronricorossi
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank it on a Monday night during "The Bachelor", which was somehow just about right for this beer...

Yes, it's a hot, sweet mess. "Rum & Coke" is the right analogy, sticky sweet and rummy. But it's still a nice Cigar City effort. Not a home run, but enjoyable. A beer for the Cigar City "completist". You don't trade your rare sour to get this because it's a Top 100 beer; you trade for it because it's a Cigar City experiment, and you don't want to miss it.

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Photo of kristougher
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siege06nd
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of asams10
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GMorgan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danwho
2.08/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Looked ok in the chalice. Smelled sweet, like candied figs, fruit cake.
Taste? Oh jeez, DDB was right, what a sugar Bomb. An overly sweet mess of a beer, maybe good fresh, but certainly not now.
Too bad, I really wanted this beer to be good. The description is so good, the product, not so much.

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Photo of bcp5296d
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of yankeej13
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of julielynndubee
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of SP1_FLA
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of visualmartyr
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of meanmutt
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of suckaj
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of AlexFields
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

Forgotten Island from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 325 ratings