matthewjk (744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750ml bottle (courtesy letspour.com) With much anticipation, I uncapped this one this evening. No way it could live up to my expectations, but Cigar City put together something pretty good here. Nicely rounded malts paired with perfect palate. Very silky, but hits some odd notes. Overall, very good.
doublebock (455) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Deep dark brown color with extremely thick beige head. In fact the head started at 3/4 of the glass and it ended up rising over the glass
Aroma: Smells like chocolate malt balls
Taste: Complex layers of flavor for a nut brown. A heavy layer of malt with hazelnuts, leather and a nice coating chocolate sweetness on the finish.
Overall: A very hearty nut brown ale more reminiscent of a doublebock. Alcohol is very well masked.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky brown with a beige head of billowing foam. Lots of foam. Aroma is earthy, nutty, roast, and wine. Taste is a little vinous, but the roast notes bring this beer back on track. Sweeter finish than expected. Very spritzy mouthfeel.
pushkinwow (1371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Light brown, cream head. Light sweet malt with chocolate, lactose, toffee, somewhat nutty, smooth. Moderate body, mild carbonation, sweet, bit dry, some hazelnut on the finish. Tasty.
tderoeck (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18/III/13 - 75cl bottle from Domus Birrae (Rome, IT) @ home - BB: n/a - 2011 vintage or earlier (2013-254)
Clear purple to red brown beer, big frothy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: cola bottle candy, citric acidity, Rodenbach like aroma, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, leather, tobacco leafs, mocha, little bitter, dark chocolate, lactobacillus. Aftertaste: hint of caramel, tobacco, pretty sour, mocha, coffee. I’m pretty sure the beer got infected, this sourness was not intentional, yet it works for me. Since I’m a sucker for Flemish Sour Red ales...
SlackerMads (567) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky brown with a thick bubbly beige head. Aroma is nuts, chocolate, toffee, dark cherries, blackberry, spicy, coffee, skumbanan, roasted malt. Taste is near heavy sweet, medium bitter and light fat. Medium+ body, oily/syrupy texture, soft+ carbonation. Sweet all the way, but has some roasted malt bitterness to balance it a bit. Good soft warming brew.
Furseth (1876) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,7L Bottle: Thanx MR Rask! Dark clear colour, big creamy head. Aroma has a nice coffee, dark choclate, burned.fruitnes. some alcy was there to. Flavor had a nice sweet malty mouthfeeling, dark chocolate, and coffe, a bit smokkeynes was there to. Medium to full body, medium sweet malty/rasiisns alcy finish. Well done indeed!!
michaelinwa (463) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with Tricyclist. Dark brown pour, big, thick head, aroma of malt with significant chocolate notes. Flavor is sweet malt with hints of dried fruit, tobacco and chocolate. Moderately complex, slightly thick, interesting and enjoyable. Finishes with the flavors and a little tart. Alcohol is well hidden. Another nice brew from Matthew.
ThisWangsChung (494) - 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.
jw0406 (517) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle pours a dark brown color with an off white head. Aromas of roasted malts,nutty, caramel, light coffee. Medium bodiied, with a nutty finish.
Peter_L (156) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska @ Bishops Arms. Mörkbrun vätska med fingerhögt brunt skum. Jästdoft,syrlig. Lite åt ouid bruin. Choklad och kakao i smak. Ingen alkoholsmak,bra.