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The Woods #3 | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Kegatron on 02-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of ffejherb
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to unclejedi for sharing this 750ml bottle on 2/3/10.

A - Poured a muddy dark brown body with a wispy dark tan head that retained as a thin patch, leaving light lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Aroma combines dark fruit and licorice with woody notes and an earthy hop character.

T - Initial flavor is woody and earthy but with a slight dark fruit tang and licorice notes. Finishes with moderate hop bitterness balanced with dark malt suggesting subtle chocolate and coffee tones.

M - Medium bodied with a slick, oily texture that's a tad watery and flimsy, perhaps. The result is a fairly soft mouthfeel with a hint of astringency and moderate hop bitterness on the palate.

D - Not a bad stout overall. While I found this to be somewhat complex, there were certain aspects that I found didn't work quite well together, such as the the bitter earthy notes and dark fruit character. Perhaps it was the mouthfeel that was a bit lacking as well. Something just kept this in the realm of averageness, in my opinion.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks very much to unclejedi for sharing during Deuane's birthday bash. Poured from the corked and caged 750 into a 1/2 pint.

A - The appearance is dark brown w/ deep burgandy and dark crimson hues w/ thick pale tan cap. The beer provides sticky lace and has a tiny bead. The clarity is very good for a barrel aged beer

S - The aroma has fruity and malty notes w/ mild effect of the wood aging. There are hints of caramel and vanilla w/ molasses which is very light in respect to a gentle doughiness from the yeast in the aroma

M - A very malt driven feel with a booziness that effects the overall texture w/ sweet and spiced aspect and light fruitiness in the finish like cherry skin

T - A very interesting beer taste-wise - influenced both by dark sweet malt and fruit flavors which seem more on the dark cherry realm w/ lots of pine and wood with spiced notes as it finishes, the flavor comes off dry in the finish w/ tinges of nuts

D - A very tasty barrel aged beer, it doesn't seem as stout-like as you would expect but probably one of the few rum barrel beers I have had, a very worthy brew

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Photo of Kegatron
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle into several glasses. Big thanks go to unclejedi for breaking this rarity out during Deuane's 40th Birthday Blowout Tasting on 2/3/10. This is the Captain Swain's Extra Stout aged in their very own Hurricane Rum barrels.

Pours a deep amber, with a thin covering of burnt mocha froth. This actually stays pretty rich around the edges for a barrel-aged beer, leaving some thick spotty foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma, well, smells kind of like Rum punch, with a splash of Whiskey thrown in. There is plenty of fruit, chocolate, and vanilla sweetness present, while a touch of smoke and roast just barely making an appearance. I'm also getting a good bit of woody accents that hang on the outer rim of the bouquet.

The taste is once again, very sweet, warm, fruity, and oaky tasting. Not a whole lot of the darker aspects of the Stout are obviously showing, with most of it appearing to be muted out by the tannic, herbal, and vanilla notes, which lend this a more mellow sweetness. This finishes fairly spicy from the Rum character and then very dry from the leftover Bourbon and woody notes. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a low carbonation that feels slick across the palate, moving all of that sweet stickiness all around in the mouth.

Interesting barrel-aged offering here from Cisco, that it anything, makes me want to seek out a bottle of their Hurricane Rum, as I really dug the flavors it was putting out. I'm glad I got to try this and thanks again for bringing this one out Jim!

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The Woods #3 from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.78 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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