Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty tasty brown. Roasty, and a little vegetal, but i could see how this would pair nicely with a cigar.
rbrazell (1692) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a thin white head. Nose is toasted caramel malts and brown sugar. Medium-light bodied, nicely carbonated, sweet toasted caramel malts in the mouth and a touch of hops through the finish. Great Brown ale.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from phillybeer7779. brown pour. nose is caramelly and sweet malts and some light earthy hops. Taste is malty sweet and full of bread and caramel character. silky mouthfeel. Good beer.
raverchikadee (14) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very very nice brown ale put out by Cigar City... but honestly what beer isnt tastey that they put out! Like most brown ales .. i prefer it room temp so i let it sit for a few mins... nice nice. Its a must try!
adam42381 (380) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip.
Pours a deep mahogany brown with a small 1/2 finger greyish-brown head. Decent lacing.
Smell: Roasted malt with semisweet chocolate, coffee and a faint hint of pineapple from the hops and just a touch of mustiness.
Taste: Roasted malt and dark bread up front followed by caramel, nuts and grains in the middle then a nice hoppy bite at the finish. Aftertaste is burnt toast.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.
Drinkability: Very high drinkability. You could knock back a few of these without any trouble.
Overall: This is an excellent American Brown Ale. Iím yet to be disappointed with Cigar City. This is one of the best brown ales Iíve had. Itís typically not one of my favorite styles, but Iíll be buying more of this soon.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice reddish tint to this brown ale. Thin layer of tan head that leaves some sticky lacing around the glass.
Aroma is somewhat mild - some light hints of baking chocolate and coffee on top of the malty aspect. Flavor is more interesting and robust, but is primarily just more of what you get on the nose (not that this is a bad thing by any means).
It might be a just a tad too light for my ideal brew, but overall the mouthfeel is great.
Glad I got to try this one and am already looking forward to my next one - easily one of the best brown ales Iíve had.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby brown with a big beige head that fades. Aroma of toast malt, nut, caramel. Taste is pretty strong for a brown, lots of malt, some resinous hops. Very smooth texture. medium to high carbonation.
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with tan head. Particulates floating in beer...is this not filtered? Good lacing. Aroma is mildly malty...barest hint of toffee. Taste is aggressively cocoa. Medium bodied. Taste very nice although it is not cheap.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to fata2683, and Darkguardian, my two Floridian guardian angels who both provided me with some great CCB brews this last time around. Pours deep cola brown, but that isnít quite right, this is a "Belgian brown", a colour that Iíve never seen apart from a few classic Belgian dark ales. Thin pale tan/off-white head, nice to spotty lacing. Nose is big and moderately sweet, some tobacco, lots of oats, a suggestion of chocolate and raisin, hints of fig and ash here too. Flavours start in the Dark Fruits territory, and run to the oats and toffee, with hints of Glosette raisins. Finish is lightly tart and satisfying. Keeps you coming back for more. Reminds me of Naramata Nut Brown before Cannery Brewing went all to hell.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a rich dark brown with a decent tan head.
S: Some nice roasted and sweet malt, coffee, toffee, chocolate, and hints of vanilla.
T: Fairly sweet with a taste similar to the nose with a litte bit of added bitterness from the roast and a bit of hop delicacy in there as well.
M: Nice and creamy; very smooth.
D: A very nice brown ale, and something Iíd love to have regular access to.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-05-2010