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RATINGS: 456   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2010
The aroma definitely has the coffee/espresso quality that you would expect from this one. It also has toasted malt and what seams like brown sugar. The appearance is medium brown with a foamy head that seems appropriate for the style. The taste is like the aroma except the coffee adds some negative acidic taste as well as burnt grounds. The palate is typical for the style. Overall a great smelling beer that does not have the taste to match. Still coffee lovers will probably enjoy this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: Pours a dark chestnut brown with a nice tan head and decent retention. S: Plenty of dark-roasted espresso beans along with hints of chocolate, slightly-roasted malt, and a bit of toffee. T: Loads of crisp espresso and coffee flavors with some chocolate and sweet malt. M: Very nice and creamy with an excellent amount of carbonation. D: Very tasty and goes down very smoothly. Another masterfully-crafted brew from CCB. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-05-2010

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Mini growler via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head that faded pretty quick. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is coffee and herbal hops. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. The malt and coffee linger in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFanDan17 (1032) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Coffee extreme. A richly coffee’d brown ale similar to their Coco Loco but with insanely more coffee.... like a coffee stout... almost like a cold espresso.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Thanks to Kan for this pour! Brown orange with a white head. Ashy nose old malts some old coffee. Too much old coffee ashiness. Malty chocolate ashy coffee sweetness. Dry bitter finish. I think I might be over critical of coffee beers, this one’s not great, but not bad. 7/47/3/14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2010
DeLand, Fl - on tap - Abbey. Dark brown pour, extremely thick creamy mocha colored head. Fresh, green aroma - pick up a lot of peppers and black coffee. Flavor is very rich with lots of earthy notes. Pick up the same peppery notes, some chicory coffee, perhaps a bit of licorice. Very flavorful and bold. Thick, chewy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2010
On tap at Cigar City
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a small off-white head and some light lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, espresso and nutty
Taste: Espresso, dark malts, cedar and sweet chocolate in the finish
Very nice brown ale

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Draft. Clear brown body. Frothy, big-bubbled, off-white head. Enticing aroma of espresso, roasted malts, milk chocolate along with grapefruit and floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and livecly carbonation. Nice coffee taste backed with chocolate, nuts and vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle shared with Mikkel. Dark brown almost muddy pour crowned with a tanned head that only slowly fades. At first the aroma reminds me a little of a good old fart.. but after that first impression the caramels are revealing itselves with lots of coffee and bitterness. The taste has likewise lots of coffee with a sweet edge. There are some smoke and some vanilla notes on top of that.. The palate is a bit to light to balance the taste. I guess I miss some body here. The finish is bitter, roasty and a little sweet with vanilla and leaves lot of coffe powder...or yeast behind.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
on tap, dark brown coffee color, had no head, with pungent coffee aroma, flavor is iced coffee, spice, earthy, nice beer, nice bitter espresso finish


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