afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy brown with amber highlights. Vanilla is huge in the nose with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate, light roasted malt, coffee, and just a hint of vanilla in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Very good but if Cigar City combined the Vanilla Maduro and Espresso Maduro it would be a match made in heaven.
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big stiff head on a clearish chestnut beer. Sweet, choconilla, earthy malt aroma. Woody, sweet, tannic, strong vanilla tones. Woody aftertaste, but the vanilla starts to cling. Usual Maduro body. On tap, Proof Production Facility w/PorterPounder.
scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with thick creamy head. Maltyish aroma. Creamy, vanilla brown ale taste. With faint smoky finish.
chinchill (1722) - South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Kickbacks in Jacksonville. (from May 2011 notes)
A - essentially opaque with mahogany highlights. Has a thin bubbly tan head.
S - Sweet aroma with a clear but not too strong vanilla note; hint of milk chocolate.
T - Largely follows the aroma, but the vanilla is too dominant and the beer is too sweet. Roasted malt and oatmeal are detectable.
M - Near medium body but too thin for style. Would also be better with a slight increase in carbonation.
O - Disappointing: I prefer the regular Madura.
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is all vanilla, some malt sweetness. Taste is smooth, vanilla, chocolate, tasty as hell.
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery... Deep hazy brown... Thin tan lacing... Sift fruits... Sift chocolate... Big berry fruits.. Soft vanilla
k0mpsa (1083) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at ccb, tampa. Clear dark reddish brown color, white head. Aroma is little roasty, fruity, malty. Nice sweet fruity body, little smoky? roasty.
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tap room. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thin beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of vanilla and roasted malt. Light-bodied with flavors of vanilla, chocolate malt and roasted nuts. The finish is sweet with a vanilla and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
Beardaxe (169) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly good. Aged on vanilla beans instead of jus vanilla added and you can tell. The vanilla flavor is infused throughout the beer. It's not subtle but its not nearly as overpowering as I expected. Not a huge maduro fan, but this was good.
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PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Dark brown pour, nice active nitro induced pour, thick khaki colored head. Aroma has some nice toffee notes, a hint of chocolate. Flavor is nice and mellow with some definite vanilla sweetness, some bittersweet chocolate mixed in and a hint of biscuit-like sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected.
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CCB. Smell a great amount of vanilla. Pours nice brown with some head that is off white. Taste vanilla, oak, hops, and mild wood. This is a smooth beer because of the nitro and it is very drinkable.