islay (1837) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can, consumed on 1-7-16. Mineral, metallic aroma features scents of chocolate, cocoa, malted milk balls, and sawdust. Complex aroma, especially for the style. Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a moderate amount of short-lasting, taupe head. Very nice, dry, malty flavors. Lightly roasted malts. Good flavor for the style. Lively and smooth in the palate. Easy to drink. Good palate effects. Overall, this is a well-made beer albeit in a boring style. A well above average brown ale.
dambor (260) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with nice head. Aroma: beautiful aroma of dominating chocolate, coffee and some lactose. Taste: again coffee, nice hoppy bitterness and cocoa. Very drinkable, but also complex. Very good.
Grima (2228) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep brown, cloudy with a huge head. Aroma has toffee, caramel, nuts and brown sugar. Taste is roasty, sweet malty, with caramel and oatmeal. Finish has sweet oatmalt, brown sugar and some roasted malts.
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent brown color. Small frothy beige head. Sweet toasted malt nose has notes of cocoa, nuts and vanilla. Flavor is tangy toasted malt and cocoa. Light in body with some nuttiness. Decent but just average as brown ales go.
HuskerTan (1270) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Caramel, toffee, subtle coffee, roasted.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Caramel, cocoa, roasty, slightly dry.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- A bit more bland than I expect for Cigar City. Wasn’t bad at all, but I wouldn’t be reaching out for another one with everything else they offer.
DandyWolfFloyd (845) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - roasted malt and nut.
Appearance - seal brown body. The head is off-white and about 2". The head hangs on for a decent amount of time, and slowly fades into a thin layer of foam. No real lacing.
Taste - there is a nice bit of roast, some nut, some caramel, and a bit of chocolate.
Palate - body is on the lighter side of medium, slightly creamy, average carbonation, and the slightest bit of roast astringency.
madelfonatree (298) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Canned December 2, 2015 and enjoyed in a pint glass December 23, 2015.
Look - Healthy light tan head fizzles to a ring in a few minutes. Leaves good lacing. Body is reddish dark brown.
Smell - Toffee. Caramel. Vanilla. Chocolate. Brown sugar.
Taste - A little weak but it is only 5.5%. Toffee. Chocolate. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Caramel. Coffee. Bubblegum.
Feel - Watery but expected. Not far off from what I would expect in home brew quality (good and bad). No alcohol burn at all or bitterness. Dry.
Overall - The original Cigar City beer. Very good for a 5.5%. This has enough flavors in it to appease many.
alexsdad06 (7737) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in trade from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, tobacco, earthy notes, oatmeal sweetness, caramel, nuts, this is one of the best browns I have had still to this day.
sirzekel (16) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good looking. Slightly sour. Not bad, not my favorite either. Got this on tap. ABV 5.5.
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geeklimit (261) - USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cola, lots or carbonation and no head. Minimal aroma of cola? Slightly nutty brown malt taste with light roast. Thin mouthfeel, limited aftertaste.