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Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale - Cacao Aged

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Tap at RNH. Dark brown and clear with a light aroma, a bit of malt, cherry, chocolate, fruit. Taste is malty with some bitter chocolate. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
’09 notes Draft at CCB and growler thanks to tpd975. I won’t go over the Maduro description. This is yet another easy to drink brew. The cacao is subtle. On tap, the head retention gives hints of cacao nibs that is not overly strong but adds to the already malty/nutty character of the regular Maduro. The overall palate had hints of cacao that seemed a little too weak if compared with the vanilla and Cuban espresso versions. Just wish the cacao came a little more forward. Still a very solid offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2010
The beer is a clean brown red in color with excellent lacing. The beer has a creamy mouthfeel. Notes of chocolate coffee stand out. Not a great beer on a hot summer day but a good beer for those cooler months.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Draft. Looks like the original, maybe a hint darker. Coffee scent and fantastic rich taste. Tried again two days later at RedlightRedlight. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
Pours a nice deep brown with a foamy lasting beige head. Aroma is nutty spicy dark chocolate and cocoa bean, with some hops- floral and fruity notes. Flavor is chocolate, leather, earth, peruvian cocoa nibs (why did I write peruvian?) haha. toasted rolled oats, leafy tobacco and slight sweet tootsie roll chocolate hint in the end. Smooth with a slight spicy kick from the raw cocoa beans, Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Growler. Poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. Nice roasted malt aroma with notes of coffee and milk chocolate. Roasted malt flavor that was short and mild. The finish had notes of cocoa but was short and a little watery. Mildly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Growler thanks to John C. Pours a brown body with a slightly brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, earthy. Taste is chocolaty, earth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Shared by YGTBSM94. Thanks Brad. My notes read: Something nice in the background, harsh foreground.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
(Growler, courtesy of JohnC) Pours a deep mahogany body with medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted grain, nuts, and cocoa. Flavor of nuts, caramel malt, grass, vanilla, and roasted grain with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Pours a cola brown. Nose is heavy rich chocolate, roasted grains, sweet malt. Taste is hot chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee and earth. Very nice!


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