BiiruBierBeer (246) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is roasty coffee. Medium carbonation with light foam. Taste is light roast, coffee, a good/surprising amount of chocolate and vanilla.
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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:) "
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JHeath99 (1129) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared supperhopped. Pours a hazy brown with beige head. Taste and aroma of nuts, toffee, roasted malts.
Salmoniform (1004) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bursprak (779) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Espo1 (35) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
MiamiBarman (34) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.