ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 750ml bottle into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a dark brown color. The head is...well, not really existent; it’s just an offwhite-shade ring.
S: This has a lot of hazelnut, caramel, brown sugar, and even some chocolate. A good ’sweet’ aroma.
T: There’s a good nutty flavor to start. The midtaste and finish sees a minor appearance of balancing hops, caramel qualities, and some lighter fruits.
M: The body is medium, without too much sweetness or booziness. I could use a bit more creaminess, but that’s nitpicking.
O: One of the better brown ales I’ve had - which is the same thing I said about Maduro, I do believe. The more I have from Cigar City, the more I think they really know what the hell they’re doing down there in Florida.
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a nice brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toffee, a solid nutty character, some roast, dark chocolate, with some earthy bitterness. This is as solid a brown ale as you can find.
TXBadger (1213) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with off-white head. Nuts, caramel malt, bread, and some toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very nutty on the finish and semi-sweet.
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip. Pours brown with a decent sized beige head. Nose is nutty sweet; taste follows with some brown sugar, molasses, toffee. Really nice smooth mouthfeel. Good.
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Into a snifter.Smell is lighter. Malty. A hint of roastiness. Pour was weird until I realized this was a brown ale not a stout. Looks great fora. Brown ale. Nice brown color. Explosive tan head.Light on the taste. Earthy. Malty. Hint of roastiness.Very smooth on the palate. Acidic. Tastes lighter than expected. Some nice flavors but the acidity takes away. Maltiness is nice. Not bad but nothing amazing. Good for the style.
AHSlowhand (39) - - JAN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml into a snifter. Beautiful brown color, similar to the color of nutella. Huge flavor of hazelnut, peanut, roast malts. So amazing!
parktravis (10) - - JAN 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great double Brown ale. limited head. Nuts, citrus, roasty, earthy. finishes clean. Woody
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had with Christmas Pud. Pours opaque brown with a small head. Aroma of roasted walnuts and caramel. Flavor is intense burst of nutty sweetness balanced by a moderate hopping. A lively carbonation. A very pronounced aftertaste of black walnuts. Wonderful.
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drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at a good temperature with a modest, thick, light tan head that soon settled and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a clear cherry brown with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is cocoa, malt, leather, mild tobacco. Flavor’s not as good as nose as there are notes of raisins and molasses which I don’t find appealing in this kind of beer. Body is hurt by those Flavor’s too which clashes and leaves high points. Finish like taste, is longish, and a tad boozy.
S_Side_Smitty (424) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep cola red color with a minimum off white head. Aroma is roasted malts, heavy syrup, coffee and nuts. Taste is a beautiful blend of coffee, nuts, molasses, and toffee transforming to a nice malty finish. Awesome.
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, cloudy brown hue, with a big rocky pillowy beige head, with a yeasty, subtle funky winey, ripe apple, dried raisin fruity, nutmeg spicy nose, with some soft oatmeal raisin cookie dough, toffee, light leathery, earthy musty berry accents, and with a faint bread crust, crumbs, english pudding, in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, mild musty fruit, toffee, dusty, raisin cookie dough, caramelized, toasted, biscuity, roasted malty character, with an earthy harsh flowery tobacco leaf hop flavour, leading towards a warming, mild yeasty, funky fruity, dried raisin, earthy red wine, caramel, toffeeish, nutty finish.