daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice brown pour. Aroma is insane. Tea, coffee, tons of sticky caramel, coconut and more. Flavor, wow...just wow. A ridiculous mix of mate, caramel, cocoa, coconut and a perfectly light bitter finish. What a flavor. Incredible!
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cigar City Smokes NYC at Rattle N Hum. Big carmel aroma. A brown ale, smooth, bulked up by the carmel. The mate seems like a little tabacco was added. Less sweet than it could be, and that’s a good thing.
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the Cigar City Tasting room with mahogany body and garnet like hues and holding up a tan head. The aroma is sweet malts, sweet nuttiness and caramel and then it begins to emit a thin layer of burnt malts and a sense of vanilla. The taste hits first with caramel followed by sweet malts and a firm sweet nuttiness. Around midway I get a bit of drying malt roastiness then a sense of slightly burnt malts as well as chocolate malts. This beer has big flavor and maintains a sessionable heft.
blipp (7618) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours brownish red with a thin off white head. Sweet caramel candy aroma with a light roast. The flavor has caramel candies, lightly roasted malts, and a hint of coffee. Solid.
drowland (7378) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11/18/10. First to rate! On tap. Cloudy brown pour with a small khaki head. AMAZING spiced caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweet fresh caramel flavor with a bitter herbal aspect on top of light chocolate and coffee. This. Is. Amazing.
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at RnH for the Cigar City Smokes NYC event. Pours dark, hazy brown body with reddish tint, no head, and no lacing. Light aroma. Explosion of flavor packed tightly into a ver thin palate. Notes of caramel, chocolate, and coffee.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head. Cream soda sweetness, light and silky body. Vanilla and caramel with a light candy soda finish. A decent spin on the maduro just a tad sweeter then i’d like it.
PhillyCraft (4765) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Cigar City day RNH. Pour was a murky brown color with tiny head and lacing. Aromas is oak, molasses, butterscotch, and bitter cocoa. Taste is malty with notes of vanilla, nuts, and caramel. Smooth as can be. Nice addition to the other maduros.
BrewBoxer (2491) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at rattle n hum. Pours a deep blackk color. Thin head. Smells of coffee, toffee and sugar. Taste is flat with carmel and malt. Almost like a stout but not quite. Pretty good
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with no head. Nose is big caramel and toasted grains. Flavor is huge sweet thick carmel with hints of roast and earthiness. Very nice. Not too sweet, but enough to get the caramel across without it being cloying.