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Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale - French Oak Vanilla

Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale - French Oak Vanilla
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of oak, vanilla and a touch of earth. Flavors are the same with an oaky vanilla flavor light popcorn aftertaste, a nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours dark brown with a paper thin head. Aroma of vanilla, oak and maduro brown. Not bad. A little artificial. But crazy drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at the Black Squirrel in DC. Brown pour. Thin tan head. Aroma is heavy vanilla and caramel sweetness but not cloying. Flavor gives a nice vanilla kick up front but is balanced by some toasty bready notes and a good caramel presence. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
black color, aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, marshmallows, flavors of sweet vanilla, roasted marshmallows, coffee, chocolate, nuts, slick body, pretty bitter, really enjoyed the vanilla aging

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1477) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at rattle n hum cigar city tasting. Terrific vanilla, and cocoa aroma. First taste is a heavy Madagascar vanilla but then a wordiness takes in. Also a lot of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Really rally nice, I prefer this quite a bit to the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Sample split with Pat in NYC. Pour was a dark brown, small tan head. Aromas of cinnamon raisin, vanilla, oak. Taste was chocolaty, french vanilla, cashews, clove spice, ultra sweet malts. Silky mouth that went down like water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Think this was on tap at RNH as "vanilla porter". Poured dark brown, malty with vanilla and caramel, some light bitterness, a bit of sweetness, pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Draft. Pours a bruin body with a tan head and great retention. Very faint vanilla and mineral notes, light chocolate and roasted malt body. Dry and bitter with a very faint vanilla. I like that the vanilla is not sweet and cloying like i expected. My notes here are rather lacking but this was very quaffable and i ended up having seconds. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2011
I didnít take any notes on this because I assumed this was the Vanilla Aged Maduro. Iím still not convinced itís any different. For the time being, Iíll give it the same rating I gave the Vanilla Aged but dock it a few points on the overall for a lack of originality. I love most of the Maduro Browns, but the vanilla treatment for me is in a class of its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2011
interesting French style authentic vanilla flavor yet still beery with a hop profile and malt. a moderate body and balance of cocoa the brew is a little syrup like and somewhat flat in the carbonation. a bit of a toasted wheatiness that seems almost nutty.

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