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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally cracking the bottle with beastmaster. Coming into this a bit skeptical. Poured into a Hunahpu snifter. Pours a dark brownish purple with a small rim of brownish head. Some red coming through in the light. Aroma is big sweet plums, raisins, chocolate, brown sugar, leather, tobacco, rum booze, apples, peach, spice, molasses, vanilla. smells so freaking rich. Flavor is super sweet brown sugar and huge plums and peaches. Some coconut and wood. Big boozy rum that burns a bit going down. Lingering maple vanilla on the palate. Sweet stuff but surprising not cloying. Thick viscous mouthfeel but lightened by a decent amount of carbonation. This is much more drinkable than I had expected. As I get further into this it gets better and the sweet coconut and peach stand out with the rum barrel. The number of flavors and depth in this are pretty incredible. Pleasantly surprised on this one.

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