Lorenasa (141) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark mahogany leaning towards oily with a small brown head. A earthy woodsy aroma. Flavor of burnt coffee and campfire. My only implant is that it finishes a little more bitter than I would like. (on a side note I had already drank 5 other beers first so this might require a rerate)
timp718 (2) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good head with tight foaming crown. Dark amber clear body with mellow carmel and nut flavors. Great smooth tasting malts with a hint of hops on finish.
foxo82 (478) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from beersofeurope.com. This is a brown ale and it lives up to that tag by being at once both an ale and brown. Dark brown at that. Almost black, in fact. The bottle smoked impressively when I took the top off and then poured with an immense head which wasn’t completely down to my lack of pouring skills. In short: a great looking beer. Delicious aroma, too - great wafts of warm coffee and sweet malts long before it came anywhere near my nose. Taste is very complex - first sensation is fizz on the tongue, giving way to the expected coffee and malt; then bitter, then sweet with chocolate and oats, then a long smokey aftertaste but pleasant like a cigar. I like to think of myself as a harsh reviewer - my average is less than 3.0 after almost 300 beers - but it’s hard to know where to fault this; perhaps the mouthfeel is a little too lively and fizzy like cola but I think even that is a little harsh. An immense beer and the new standard bearer for me.
ccabr009 (2) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has a nice chocolately aftertaste, with a hint of fried plantain. Excellent beer.
SPDickerman (698) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Pours brown with a large, fluffy tan head. Smells strongly of malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, with a nice oatmeal smell. Tastes malty, chocolate, hints of coffee, and some roasted characteristics are thrown in, with a hint of smokiness; sweet, but not super sweet. Medium-bodied with a smooth, gummy, almost wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale finishes with almost a stout-like sweetness.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish brown with a creamy nougat coloured head. The aroma is FANTASTIC – complex nuttiness, fresh coconut, mild cocoa, milk chocolate, soft dark fruits, cookie dough, light caramel, wet earth, tobacco, vanilla, herbal/earthy/light grassy hops, light cheese, mild coffee powder and tiny perfume – that’s it. Fat, robust and round yet malty elegant. Maybe something limey that reminds me of Thai food. I absolutely adore the nose. The flavor is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a tiny acidic sting on the finish. Tones of nuts, mild roast, milk chocolate/soft cocoa powder, light fruity, vanilla, cookie dough and light yeast. Really good hop profile in the flavour as well, maybe just a touch more citrus notes if you compere it to the nose. The mouthfeel is surprisingly round (considering the %) soft, velvety yet clean. Near medium carbonation. Fancy and smooth malt and well-balanced hop on the finish. Near medium bodied. Thank you Cigar City!
Grzesiek79 (2350) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rewelacja smakowa. Przedewszystkim wygląd po nalaniu. Jest odlotowy kosmiczna wielka piana jakby nie chciała przestać rosnąć, mocna i zbita i utrzymuje się przez cały czas degustacji, oczywiście akompaniuje mu dobre kubańskie cygaro. Zalecenia producenta się sprawdziły. Brązowy kolor cieczy i gęstość i nuta karmelu to świetna przyjemność na popołudniowy odpoczynek po objedzie. Polecam.
doublespeak (6) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer tried on tap at several places around the tampa bay area
pours redish brown..tastes of caramel,chocolate,tobacco
one of my new favorite beers
Tony3696 (9) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An Awesome beer! Got a glass @ Wine World, first glass from the keg. Pours dark brown with a caramel head. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the tongue with a "cigar mouth" finish.
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!