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Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our Maduro Brown Ale aged on whole beans from Naviera Coffee Mills #3 Espresso blend with chicory.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from hopscotch - thanks! Deep brown pour with minimal head. Huge aroma of rich espresso, mild wood, touch of vanilla. Palate isnít all that dense, but fine. Taste is good but not as bold as the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5849) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
reminiscent of coffee bender in that itís more coffee than beer. if you like espresso and chicory, this will be motherís milk. if not? well... smells and tastes of coffee and chicory and little else. thin but smooth sessionable to the extreme:) "

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5573) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Can to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks newcigarz). Looks good; a semi-transparent mahogany with ample foamy light caramel head. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Tastes like it smells with a solid but quite roasty mouthfeel. Still, enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown, hint of red, and had a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, espresso, and chocolate. Taste is toasted nuts, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla hints. This kind of reminded me of an iced mocha coffee. Very tasty beer and I enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1009) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Can shared supperhopped. Pours a hazy brown with beige head. Taste and aroma of nuts, toffee, roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (825) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Opaque hue with fizzy brown head that settled into a lingering ring. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roast, vanilla, toffee, tin. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by an astringent bitterness in the following and finishing with a slight metallic zing. Overall this is a nice brew but I canít get over the tin/metallic aspect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
Can from recent Secret Santa. Pours clear brown with a tan head. Nose has freshly ground coffee, vanilla and some caramel. Taste has again loads of coffee, vanilla sweetness, some malts and light cocoa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Espo1 (35) - - AUG 11, 2014
A - dark brown with two finger tan head A - great coffee and cocoa aroma T - nice rich dark cocoa followed by a rich expresso finish. M- great mouthfeel and well carbonated O - great brown ale that is full of flavor and well balanced. Wish I had more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiamiBarman (34) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma was pretty much what I expected but I kept smelling hints of coconut , but mostly lots of coffee. Appearance was brown, about 30 SRM, off white head, not too overwhelming, and left some minor lacing. I wasnít too crazy about the taste. It tasted more like an Italian style espresso than a Cuban coffee...I feel like this needed to be a tad bit sweeter, and overall I enjoyed the Maduro much more. Overall, nice try but Iím not gonna be writing poems about this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (959) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours a dark brown with no lacing. Notes of coffee, chocolate and espresso. Starts of dry with a semi sweet finish.


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