Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan off white head. Dark chocolate notes, oak and cedar tones with a hint of pepper, nuts, and a lightly roasted body. Nice spin on a brown ale.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Sampled this right after the Raisin Cookie brown ale. This is a compliant, more simplistic brown from Cigar City. Good but not over the top.
Boutip (3979) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium foamy head. Aroma is dominated by cedar notes which gives the impression that loads of pepper were used in the making of this beer. Taste is quite astringent with loads of cedar and a spicy peppery feels which is not that enjoyable. I guess some of the caramel malt is noticeable though quite hidden by the cedar notes. Overall I canít say I really enjoyed and must admit that this experience should not be repeated.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2010 tap @ RnH - chocolate, raising and cinnamon spice. A well balanced brown ale. some toffee and caramel, biscuity malts. Cedar comes through nicely.
rerate: cask at RnH - very woody and dry tasting.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RnH. Pours brown with a beige head. Light roasty aroma with a hint of malty sweetness. The flavor has light roasted malts and some sweetness, as well as cool woody notes lingering in the background.
Slipstream (1776) - USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cigar City takes the Big Apple by storm! On tap at RnH. Ruby hilites in the pour. A sweet, lightly smoky, woodsy aroma. A pretty dry and woody BA (due to the cedar aging, I guess), but it is nicely balanced too. Another winner from CC.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle; thanks to secret santa for the trade; pours glowing brown with thin white head; light lacto on the nose with oatmeal, spicy cedar and chocolate; lovely soft texture again from a humidor beer so maybe thatís a great characteristic of the cedar; dark fruits, chocolate, juniper berries and again a very faint lacto sourness comes out; not in a sense that is too distracting; chocolate and dry cedar on the finish; pretty nice overall with a nice light cedar level (in terms of flavor)
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CIgar CIty takes NYC event at Rattle íNí Hum. Strong aromas, with the wood. Thick mouthfeel. Black. A tad of sourness, part of the brown style.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum for their Cigar City event. Pours a clear dark ruby brown with a thin white head. Spicy cedar over malt, toast. Medium bodied, with a subtle and gentle carbonation. Spicy lingering wood on the finish, the cedar is excellent here.
italarican (1046) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle ní Hum. Deep amber pour. Aroma is of smooth cigar smoke, roasted almonds, and dark chocolate. Flavor starts out immediately with red pepper, followed by oak, smoke, and chocolate malt. Thereís a strong cedar presence at the end. The finish is spicy with a bit of a sharp mouthfeel. I kept coming back to the word "sharp." A spicier version of the Maduro Oatmeal Brown.