Frank (2834) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of those browns that veers toward being a porter w/ strong roasted grain notes. It pours mostly headless into the glass and is a relatively clear brown color, There is a good amount of roast in the nose, lots of chocolate and a sort of slight metallic tinge I don’t find anywhere else in the beer--and you kinda gotta dig to find it so it’s not the end of the world. This is slightly sweet and very slightly tart which brings out the chocolate notes and also a bit of dried cherry and raisin. This is medium to full bodied and has a good prickle of carbonation. The finish is lightly tart with a lingering bit of sweetness and roasted malt. This is a pretty good beer but I think it could deal w/ being a bit dryer. it strikes me as a very ordinary example of the style even w/ its strong roasted character.
MadRobin (1901) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. can.
Nearly opaque dark brown with a 3-finger tan head and trivial lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, cream and caramel.
Taste of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, charred malt, heavy cream and caramel.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WillRunForBeer (646) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade. Thanks, Homer 321! Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is caramel, raisin, yeast. Caramel up front, with roasted malt, chocolate. Some vanilla and a bit of tart and smoke in the finish.
dunn4040 (125) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with a one finger sand colored head. Head dissipates after a few moments into a wispy accumulation on the top of the liquid. There is a surprising bit of yeast on the nose. This is followed by burnt toast, some roasted malt, and earthy characteristics. Smells a little more brash than your typical brown ale. Flavor is complex and satisfying. Strong roasted characteristics, toffee, caramel candies, and a lingering bitterness that keeps everything in balance. The beer is smooth and luxurious on the palate with just a hint of prickly carbonation. This is a bold, complex take on a brown ale. Well done Cigar City. I’m really enjoying this one.
Mittenator (1289) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to tepp. Deep brown with a small head. Caramel, chocolate and roasty aromas. Tart and roasty.
TXBadger (1354) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with ivory head. Coffee, oats, cereal, and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice toast note.
Nero55 (716) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Cloudy brown with medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and raw malt. Medium body, chocolate, raw malt/grain, roasted malt, and a light sweetness.
zoucrew102 (512) - - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Tap at the imperial, Sanford, fl. Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate. Pours brown colored with a thin off white head and no lacing. Rich chocolate malt and roasty flavors to start. Finishes smooth with a rich roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. Nice brown.
BRW (991) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller & friends. Brown colour with beige head. Dry fruits, roasted and chocolate aroma. Dry fruits, roasted and chocolate taste. Medium body.
jdb288 (513) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh can. Pours brown with a bit of tan head. Aroma is tobacco, earth, hay. Taste is roasted malt, some depth from the oats, a bit of malt sweetness. Not getting too much to pull from this one. Smooth, but forgettable.