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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Maduro Brown Ale aged on whole vanilla beans


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Nitro draft at Caliente’s in Pittsburgh. One of the best browns I’ve enjoyed and possibly THE best. The vanilla is a nice added touch.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hippiemusic (58) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Anything Cigar City does from this point is a winner. Tastes like the Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge, just not as heavy. Great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (698) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Aroma- Great vanilla smell with malt Appearance- Pours a brown color with a small off white head. Taste- Great malt and vanilla, a home run. Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation Overall- Another great beer from Cigar City.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (1091) - USA - JUL 12, 2015
Brown with a large tan head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is strong vanilla and roasted cocoa with just a touch of coffee. Incredibly smooth and flavorful. Wife: 3.9

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
One of my favorites from CCB. Pours brown with a medium white head. Aromas of vanilla take over and drag you into tasting it. First sip is killer with a beautiful symphony of vanilla and choc oats. Amazing brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Yum. A delicious brown ale infused with just the right amount of vanilla. Rich brown ale flavors of honey and roasted malts with a hint of vanilla. A really solid combination.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
On tap. Not much head, but good lacing. Aroma was rich with notes of vanilla and maple. Creamy on the palate, drinks very smooth. The hints of vanilla are enough to taste, but not overpowering. Finishes clean, with hops just discernible. A very well balanced beer, and one that I will return to as often as I can find.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Poured at Brass Tap. RATING#800. Incredible beer. Pours red-amber with a small off-white head. Nose is some tobacco, malt, and some sugar with mellow vanilla cruising throughout this incredible beer. Flavor is toasted malt, tobacco, mellow vanilla, and bits of caramel. Like the Espresso Maduro, the Vanilla sings along in harmony, but does not overly dominate any of the sonata. I loved this beer. Body was light to medium, and the finish was a nice blend of sweet vanilla, very mild bitter, and malts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at Brass tap. Murky brown, thin head. Immediately chocolate nose, then i realized it was the vanilla and dark malts melding to create this vanilla/chocolate ice cream nose. Flavors of smoke, vanilla, some roast, tobacco, cocoa, earth and mild bitterness. Has that signature, full body that all CCB beers have. Excellent offering! I could drink this all night.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2010
So wonderful to find this one on draught at Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL): Pours amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted vanilla bean, soft maple syrup rather than caramel, bitter coffee bean, oak wood, and lots of roasted bitters. Flavors are similar. You can really bite into that malt. Thin body, thick tastes. Alcohol hidden well. Drinkability: Simply put, it’s the taste of swagger. Rebuy: Yes. #252 on 23012010, DG.


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