Pinball (11522) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
unclear brown, smooth light brown head.
woody, dusty mild aroma.
flavor is malty, wood, very nice mild bitteress.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle 33 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a clear dark amber with a frothy and lacing beige head. Amazing spicy cedar aroma. Medium body, sweet caramel and a little spice but the spicy, peppery cedar is pretty much all over - love it! Ends dryish with a subdued bitterness. Great. 150311
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a deep ashy brown, clear with thin white head. Aroma is ashy nutty tootsie roll chocolate candy, chocolate milk and ovaltine, with woody cedar oils and minty orange zest. Flavor is more cedar, oily, zesty, leafy grass, nutty toasty malts, more ovaltine- mineral, then dusty chocolate more tootsie roll, cherry spice the more cedar dryness in the end. Strange but pretty good.
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown color with no head. Smells of coffee, malt and toffee. Tastes likes carmel with a hoppy raisin afterbite. This is a nice, very drinkable brown ale. Would have this again
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger.
Brown with some off white head. Aromas of toasty malts, cedar, spice, oatmeal. Light bitterness, good carbonation.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you revel in the rich, tobacco-spiced, cedary essence of a humidor, cigar in hand, this beer is for you. If you answered no to either of or all of the above, this beer probably isnít for you. That being the case, Iíll be more than happy to take that glass/bottle off your hands. Mm! Mm! Mm! Eric said it best that if anything was truly going to take the essence of cigars and humidors and turn it into liquid heaven, a light brown ale would be it. Enter the Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale, cedar chips, and a whole lot of Cigar City Brewing love.
Clear burnished mahogany lingers under a small head which finishes as a small tannish ringlet. Scattered bubbles step aside to allow her massive nose to make sweet smoky love to my nose. I am now sitting in my Laz-Y-Boy, cigar in hand, smoke rings lazing their way north, glass in hand, and reveling in the simple good life. Chocolate whispers in the background, chestnuts and hazelnuts roast in the oven, while cumin and nutmeg pepper the air. Mingling with the cigar humidor esters are tree bark and dry earth; on aroma alone my mouth is watering in anticipation. Make no qualms about it though; she is most certainly not shy with her cedary humidor cigar presence and if that is not your thing you very well may not enjoy this beer. But! As I firmly believe/endorse/live, you donít know if you donít try so I drink deep to satiate my thirst where I find myself lavishing in the lap of humidor luxury. Cedar, cigar leaf, tobacco, spice, earth, wood, and all things wonderful permeate my being. She is sweet atop my tongue with brown sugar and dry chocolates; truffle powder anyone. Her medium weight and clean mouthfeel allows every iota of her flavor to shine in humidor glory. As I exhale, I can taste the cedar, smoke, and chocolate. Heavenly. The chestnuts and hazelnuts that were roasting to a golden brown in the oven are now a nutty platform upon which chocolate truffles, dry wood, and caramelized brown sugar rest. Though she isnít overly complex, her intensity is nothing to take lightly. Each iota of flavor is blanketed in humidor delights which, given some time to settle, may have tempered themselves a bit, but seeing as I only had one bottle someone else will have to test that theory. What I do know is that I still have half a bottle of Cigar City Humidor Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale to toke the night away with.
Some may say she was a bit unbalanced and that may be true, but I also feel that by using a slightly sweet nutty, earthy brown ale, the true marriage potential of humidor cedar and beer was realized to its utmost. Not for the faint of heart, Iíd gladly welcome another date with her smoky profile.
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[BBD 10] Caramel brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, wood, nuts, and light roast. Taste of vanilla, caramel, wood, some nuts, roast, and semi-sweet finish.
WVHouseofBeer (939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber-brown appearance with a small off-white head that left some lacing. Lighter aromas of chocolate, oatmeal and cedar. The most prominent flavor was cedar and it was accompanied by chocolate and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel was a bit thin but besides that it was a solid brown ale (though not as good as the oatmeal raisin brown ale that they offer).
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep brown pour. The nose is also loaded with cedar over a lightly toasty milk chocolate base. Quite earthy and even a little bit smoky. Soft and a little bit chewy with a touch of light fruitiness on the back. Soft texture and really damn tasty.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught from brewery and a growler to go. As I often mention Iím a sucker for a brown but this was really PERFECT. A little murkier but with similar in look to the regular Maduro. Aroma is all cigar with similar notes to the regular of roasted almonds and coffee all burnt up with dirt/earthy, but now with a lot more fruit presence for me (orange), and some more candy caramel and molasses presence. All sticky, even smells sticky. Flavor gets way more spicy but otherwise very similar. Lots of that cedar wood on everything....I LOVE IT! One of the best smelling beers Iíve ever had!