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A hearty brown ale that benefits from the silky mouthfeel provided by oatmeal, pairs great with Cigars.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (327) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
12-oz bottle Pours a rich mahogany brown with a medium tan head with good lacing an retention. Aroma is OK with dark fruits predominating. There is a pungent roastiness as well. Taste is where this beer excels. Not as sweet as some browns, with a subtle sourness in the midtaste that morphs into a hoppy, smoky bitterness. The smoke flavor hangs in there in the finish. If you like smoky brews, and I do, this is a very fine brown. But it seems to me more in the style of a very smooth dry stout. Mouthfeel is medium and a little sticky. Very drinkable. The bitter smoky finish adds an intriguing quality to this brown. I was surprised to find this brew in a attractively priced six-pack. I will be keep in these in the fridge for as long as they are available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1618) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Rcvd in person trade with Black Cloud (BA name). This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice brown color with a small white head that quickly dissipated and didn’t leave any lacing. The smell had a really nice roasty/nutty sweetness carrying through into a light milk chocolate. Light coffee and espresso does end up coming out eventually. The taste was sweet and roasty through all of the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a slight sessionable aspect about it. I do have to say, that this has got to be one of the smoothest and silkiest Brown ales of just how it rolls so smoothly over my tongue. Overall, hot damn, if I could get this on a regular basis I would and you know this could be quite possibly the best beer I’ve had by Cigar City. Yes, I like this one more than Jai Alai. Wow, is all I have to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (158) - HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2014
A kupakjától megszabadítva tekintélyes mennyiségű szén-dioxid hagyja el az üveget, valamint egy kiadós aromabomba, mely által egy intenzív, kávés illatfelhő alapozza meg a hangulatot. Gesztenyebarna színe kezdetben fel sem tűnik a fénysebességgel fejlődő és évszázadokig kitartani látszó, szivacsos habpaplan alól, igen hosszú percek telnek el, míg sikerül megtölteni a poharat, bármennyire óvatosan is próbálkozzunk. Kakaó, kávé és alkohol éles aromája töltik be a teret, pörkölt illatok végtelen Kánaánja ez. Belekóstolva aztán kissé meglepetten tapasztalhatjuk, mennyire élénk, kólához hasonló szénsavtartalommal és mérsékelt testességgel bír, bár az előzmények fényében erre azért számítani lehetett. Ódon, földes ízeit kakaó és kávé bársonyossága keretezi, mindezt lágy maláta selymesíti, valamint pirított, füstös színezet árnyalja. Egy halvány gyümölcsösség szintén megfigyelhető, az alkohol korábban érezhető aromája azonban korántsem fedezhető fel ilyen egyértelműen. Minden bizonnyal kitűnő választás lehet valamiféle karakteres szivar mellé, mint ahogyan alkotói párosításra vonatkozó javaslata is ezt támasztja alá. Jómagam az efféle élvezeteknek történő hódolás nélkül is rendkívül elégedetten kortyolgattam, könnyű fogyaszthatósága mellett ugyanis egy karakteres és igazán ízletes sörről van szó.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Ale is a nice brown color with a small foam cap. It fades to just a wispy veil. Sweet smelling maltiness over a decent hop bill. Tastes of sweet breads to start followed by coffee and espresso flavors ending with a hint of chocolate. Decent hop taste that doesn’t interfere with the malts. Hops are there just for the bittering aspect I think. Silky smooth and nicely balanced beer. Full bodied. I think it lacks a bit on the appearance side, it needs a bit more foamy action. Otherwise good, real good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ignatius10 (2) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Excellent flavor with superb body. No bite. It does pour pretty flat with no head, but it is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoret (54) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Cervesa dolça, caramel, toffee amb tocs de fruits secs i panses. Final amarg suau. Bona per postres.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (499) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Shared can. Coca cola pour. Lots of coffee flavor and sweetness. Very smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. Rating from May 2013. Great looking beer when poured and the thick brown head hangs around for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Can from Mari’s. Pours an ugly murky brown, fizzy like a coke. The aroma has plenty of roasted malt, chocolate notes, a bit of espresso. The taste has a nice mix of milk chocolate, coffee bean, fairly sweet but easy enough to drink. Not a bad beer from a guy who isn’t big on brown ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
TJ Tallahassee can. Good enough where I just drank the whole can and completely forgot to write notes. Reminded me of sweet, rich, milky, coffee with a hint of nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (370) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours dark caramel brown with no head (I had the can on ice). Aroma is nutty with chocolate malt. There is also some smoky java character as well. Flavor is sweet and smoky with a predominance of the nutty flavor. The aftertaste is nutty and sweet as well. Very nice.

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