steelcitybrew (420) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lite brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is coffee beans and roasted malts. Taste is regular maduro with blueberry notes. Palate is light mouthfeel. Overall another solid brew
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thought I missed this one then found it in my back log...score! Poured a hazy amber color with an average sized egg shell head. Nose is malty with touches of roast, chocolate, nuts, maybe a mild frutiness but Iím not sure if I would be able to distinguish this from the base beer by smell. Medium body with ample carbonation. Flavor is Maduro, I really donít get any blueberry maybe a faint tartness.
juiceisloose (1048) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a chestnut brown color with some reddish hue and topped by a small, foamy tan colored head that leaves tiny spots of lace behind. The aroma is pretty typical for the base Maduro with roasted cocoa and caramel malt to with hints of flaked oats, and some subtle blueberry sweetness in the back. The flavor follows suit with the roasted cocoa and caramel malt base with hints of nuts and smooth oats. The blueberries are noticeable on the backend lending an earthy tartness to everything. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel that leads to an earthy, crisp finish. The blueberries were subtle, but added some nice flavor and earthiness to this treatment. Nice, tasty session brown ale.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, courtesy SoLan. Pours a clear chestnut brown color with reddish highlights. A small, frothy, bubbly tan head leaves wet micro-spots of lacing on the glass. The nose is not too far off from the base Maduro, showing notes of rich cocoa and caramel malt, with hints of flaked oats and hints of nuts. Blueberry comes across as a faint, generic, fruity sweetness, not very prominent at all. Flavors follow suit, again based in coco-caramel malt, showing soft roast and smooth, soothing oats. The berries lend a softly tangy, mainly sweet fruit element. Medium bodied, with a silky, moderately carbonated mouthfeel, the palate lends itself to sessioning. I found this one to be tasty, but the added sweetness detracts a bit from the rock solid base beer.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 GrowlerÖ CCB Fruit in the Room 2010... Clear, dark, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose offers chocolate, light espresso and a hint of blueberry. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with relaxed carbonation. The flavor provides chocolate, coffee and a dab of blueberry. Nods a touch toward the bitter side of balance with a rumor of tartness. Crisp, roasty, moderately bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (5758) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler pours deep amber with nice looking tan head. The aroma has some roasted malts, chocolate malts and a touch of burnt malts and possibly an earthy quality. The taste is nearly all Maduro with pleasing roasty malts, chocolate malts and dashes of burnt malts sprinkled around here and there. It does end with a bit of fruit tannin tartness that hints at the blueberry treatment. I guess I was expecting some fruitiness to this beer but there really wasnít any. Thatís cool though. For me it is a tasty Maduro with a modestly tannin tart finish.
gkost (1589) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy brown with hints of red. Nose is roasted grain, sweet malts and vinous and sweet hints of ripe and unripe blueberry hidden away in the back end. Flavor is pretty much maduro, toasty grain, bold roast with very little trace of the fruit. Although it does come through in the end as a subtle tartness.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at cigar city brewing. pours a dark brown. has the good nutty normal maduro aroma. perhaps a hint of blueberry in there but it isnít strong. The flavor on the other hand was disappointing, the first time iíve been disappointed by one of cigar cities brews. it begins as well as the regular maduro, but the sweet, fruity blueberry finish is just not for me. blueberry fans will probably enjoy it, but i did not.
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to IBrew2or3. Pours Maduro brown with an off-white head. Everything about it is typical maduro with very subtle blueberry. The character is most apparent when Maduro neutralizes the tobacco-esque finish of Maduro. Interesting Maduro twist, but there are other Maduro treatments...
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to solan for sharing! Chocolatey nose, caramel malts with hints of coffee. Pours a brown amber with a thin white head. Chocolate and caramel with coffee notes, dark fruits, with just a hint of blueberry in the finish.