JFGrind (1800) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cigar City has arrived in Philadelphia area. Medium bodied, toasted malts, oatmeal, dark brown ale. It’s only my first taste of a Cigar City beer and I know why there is a buzz about the brewery.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draight at house of beer Orlando. Strong dark chocolate aroma with oatmeal notes. Dark reddish brown in color with a large light tan head. Flavor is nice and solid but nothing earth shattering which I should have expected for only 5.5%. nice lace. A non flawed very tasty oatmeal stout that I bet gets really good on all the offs with vanilla, maduro series etc.
unclemattie (3998) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 32oz swing-top. Simple, sessionable. Aroma of toasted grains. Lots of chocolate. Ton of flavor, roasted grain. And totally poundable.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed with Honkeybra at GABF. Can stand on its own without the cigar. Pretty badass and smooth brown. Very subtle, maybe a little too easy to drink.
dagimp (673) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Bishop’s collar. Pours a light brown with about an inch of head. Little to no lacing. Mild molasses aroma. Mouthfeel is very thin and not sticky or thick. Taste is of grass, light coffee, and mild caramel. Some hop flavors were present but barely so. Overall, I thought this was a lackluster drink. It lacked any sort of depth or variety of flavors. I wouldn’t drink this one again.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Lizzy’s in Orlando, pours dark murky brown with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate, but the oatmeal is present as well. Flavors are very rich, tons of chocolate, thin coffee, and lots of creamyness. So, so good.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Big Z. Pours an opaque black with a thin fuzzy head. Nose is espresso and dark chocolate. The flavor of this follows the nose but via a thinnish mouthful. It’s a nice fairly complex flavor. And the thinness makes this a fairly easy drinker. If you love espresso and brown ales then this is a must have.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This almost tastes like it has coffee in it. There’s a good nuttiness. Good brown ale.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a deeper brown with some amber notes and a smaller bubbly off white head. This is a great brown ale. Lots of caramel, toasted malt, tobacco, nuts and brown sugar.
Slipstream (1923) - USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at RnH. Served in a nice chalice. Tobacco, coffee, butterscotch, barbeque smoke. Complex and aromatic. A little dry, complex, and aromatic. Excellent brew.