BrianDorry55 (330) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at CCB. Pours brown with a red tint and a medium beige head. Aroma is coffee, tobacco, and wood. Flavor is coffee, wood, bitter chocolate. Light-medium bodied. This really surprised me...this is a really good beer...
Lubiere (9302) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin lacing light brown head. In aroma, superb chocolate and nuts, with smooth hops, moka coffee, just plain good. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with loads of roasted coffee, nuts, delicious. On tap at Cigar City, May 22 2010.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cigar City Brewery, pours a dark brown, aroma of sweetness and roasted malt, with a touch of hops. Long lasting lacing, on top of medium sweetness. I think this is a great brown and overall excellent beer.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of creamy chocolate amd caramel and some quality malting,there was a cookie made up of chocolate and caramel that smelled much like this. Flavor a bit tepid, again creamy combo of chocolate caramel and eonugh hopping so its not real sweet,texture nearly perfect. Poured from a fresh growler just delivered today. Beautiful
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown color with a brown head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, toast, fruity, and earthy. Flavor is caramel, roast, toast, fruity, and a light earthy finish.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ginger Man NYC. Pours a deep brown with ruby at the edges. Nose is cocoa, raw grain and sweet roasted malts. On taste, more cocoa, no real coffee notes to speak of. Very robust and refined. Probably the best brown ale I’ve had in a long time.
drfabulous (3559) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER. Medium carbonation (but maybe due to travel, time, etc). Malty brown ale with really nice oatmeal flavor. Some chocolate as well. Slightly thin body.
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler tasting at home. A very good brown ale traded to me by SoLan, thanks! I had the chance to try the espresso right next to this base beer thanks to two very generous traders. This base beer is good, but the coffee additions to their espresso really does a lot for it. My only complain (same as their espresso) was the thin palate... I would have preferred a creamier, more full bodied experience. However, this makes it a wonderful session beer that still has a lot of great flavor! Without question this beer is worth a try. But if you like coffee and a good brown ale, you’ll love CC’s espresso even more.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours dark brown with a medium, off-white to light tan head, good retention. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with caramel, biscuit, and toasty notes; oak and medium earthy hops. Flavor is moderate caramel, toasty, and biscuit malt with chocolate, and a medium hop bitterness. Medium-full bodied, smooth, and moderate carbonation.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with tawny head, nice froth. Aromas of chocolate roasted malts and oats. Tastes smoky roasted malt, oaty woth choc. and caramel, fairly thin, Not fantastic but a nice brew none the less.