Czig Meister / Bolero Snort - Upon The Shattered Cliffs | Czig Meister Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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4 Ratings
Czig Meister / Bolero Snort - Upon The Shattered CliffsCzig Meister / Bolero Snort - Upon The Shattered Cliffs
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Czig Meister Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
czigmeisterbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Bolero Snort Brewing Company

Imperial milk porter with hazelnuts.

Added by NonicPanic on 12-07-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
2.16%
 
 
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0
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2
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Czig Meister & Bolero Snort Collaboration "Upon the Shattered Cliffs"
750 ml brown glass bottle, simply capped, and apparently without production codes or freshness dating
$14.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Very dark black body without any visible highlights even when held to the light - opaque, for sure. Creamy head of dark tan. Aroma of dark chocolate, cold black coffee, and golden caramel as well as a touch of mineralish character. The flavor follows with a tartness and fruitiness that's unexpected. It's sharp, and in combination with the bitterness that's there (possibly from hazelnut skins) it doesn't finish very pleasantly. Not that it's overly bitter, it's not, but with the acidity it stands out. It's almost tart across the middle - no, it actually IS tart across the middle. And I'm not sure if that's just from too much dark malt or if there's some infection there, but either way it doesn't really work. There's a nice cherry note to it, but it's harsh and acidic and bitter in the finish. As for the hazelnuts, they're there in a minor way, but that seems almost irrelevant given the harshness of the base character of the beer. In all honesty I don't really want to drink anymore, and I've never actually written that about any other beer before, not in over 30 years. If it was astringent I would just toss it but it's not so let's move forward. In the mouth it's medium-bodied and gently crisp - not bad there. The head has dropped at this point and the lacing isn't that great, and I just cleaned my glass so that it's "beer clean" with vinegar and salt so I'm assuming it's the beer itself. As it warms it's opening up a bit and becoming a little smoother as the sugars come through more, or maybe I'm just getting used to the acidity and bitterness that's at the back of my mouth. Regardless, it still remains pretty unpleasant. One of its best points might be that the alcohol doesn't show. How strong is this? 10.7%? Not bad. The alcohol doesn't stand out. The "overall" character of it is disappointing at best, and to be honest, if this was my beer I wouldn't have released it like this. I'm not sure who actually brewed it (Czig or Bolero Snort) but it's far from the highest form of the brewers art. Not recommended. And now I will toss out the remaining 6 ounces. Not a good first impression.
Review# 5,922 3.5/3.75/3.25/3.75/3.25 = 3.44

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Photo of Mikexw
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Czig Meister / Bolero Snort - Upon The Shattered Cliffs from Czig Meister Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 4 ratings