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.
DocJitsu (968) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown with a perpetual, nitro, smooth, cream-colored head. Coffee, vanilla, and roasted malt. Mildly thick and smooth. Flavors approximate the nose.
zgaier (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brass Tap Coral Springs. Pours a nice brown with a creamy tan head and aroma of pleasant aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste is creamy, lots of great vanilla flavor throughout with chocolate and roasted malt into the nice vanilla chocolate finish. Great brew and take on the Maduro with the vanilla adding lots of flavor
wisdomsolo (456) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was so freaking smooth! It was like drinking a glass of silk! Great aroma. Taste was great as usual but didn’t get quite as much vanilla as I would like.
jjgmd (1447) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brass Tsp, Coral Springs with Audrie, pours a brown color with a creamy small java head. Noae is sweet rich vanilla malt. Taste is smooth and velvety , with rich sweet vanilla, and some subtle bitterness. Finish is smooth and dry and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. nitro. Pour is dark brown. Small off white head. Some chocolate and roast, vanilla, in the nose. Taste is lightly roasty, creamy, some chocolate, slight vanilla flavor. Ok. Vanilla is a nice addition but seems to thin out the beer just a touch.
DrewFace (784) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro. Semisweet, light chocolate and roast, vanilla, smooth. Dark brown pour with the thick creamy light tan head. Roasty, creamy, light chocolate, slight vanilla flavor.
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Brown colour, no head. Sweet, malty, caramel, vanilla, low carbonation
Aurelius (4197) - 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 (1894) - 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.