PhillyCraft (2578) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum, I have been waiting to try this beer for a good year now. Purple Brownish pour that leaves an awesome off white thick head. Aromas of oat, caramel, cinnamon, raisin, chocolate. Taste is on par with the aroma with dominant flavors of cinnamon, oatmeal, milk chocolate, vanilla , and traditional brown ale flavors. Mouthfeel is very soft and refreshing. Medium Carbonation that works incredibly well with this brew. Amazingly unique brown ale from one of my favorite brewers.
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with a medium head. Smells of raisin, caramel, malt and vanilla. A nice beer taste upfront with light hops that glides into a sweet vanilla at the end. It is like drinking two different drinks. This is a very enjoyable beer.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 On tap at the Brass Tap. Pours a opaque brown. Nose is an Oatmeal cookie! Cinnamon, raisin, plum, roasted grains, toasty malt, oatmeal. Flavor is even more cookie-ish. Perfect balance of cinnamon and spices with sweet raisins and oats. This is one of my favorite treatments of Maduro. Made me want to start a fire, sit back with an actually oatmeal cookie and enjoy the chilly Florida 70 degree winter nights. I loved this!
unclemattie (3904) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
32oz Growler. Dark brown color. Aroma of sugar, raisin, dough. Flavor of an F’n Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Cookie!!! FUCK! This is the most unique and clever beer I’ve ever had. And I could completely drink this all day every day...
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Insane. I didn’t think they could pull this one off so well. The aromas I got from this beer were full of molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, chocolate, lots of raisin, and a solid malty sweetness. Intoxicating through the scent alone. The body was nice and dark with a light brown head and some thin lacing. The flavor was hypnotic and pleasing with loads of brown sugar, molasses, raisin, and chocolate flavor. Best brown ale I’ve ever had and close to one of the best beers I’ve ever had - period! Great stuff and can’t wait to get more.
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh my god...this is the greatest stuff ever made. Buddy of mine told me to try some in a blind tasting...Instantly knew what is was, I’d take this over gma’s oatmeal raisin cookies any day.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at a location that will remain nameless. Poured a clera dark brown with a smallish beige head. Aroma was awesome, just like oatmeal rasin cookies. Taste is also just like oatmeal rasin cookies, as hard is that is to say. The use of spice and dark fruit really peg the oatmeal rasin flavor perfectly. The mouth was smooth and medium bodied. Overall, an awesome brew. Hard to rate this very low, though it does not taste like a beer. Not sure if that matters...
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Wow! What a beer! This beer really delivers what its supposed to... Raisin Cookie to a tee. Brown sugar, rich honey gram whole oats, and raisins. No, I’m not reading the back of a cereal box... this stuff is awesome! So many times I try to pick up flavors of the brewers description.. not this sucker. Perfectly executed + originality points. 4.45
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. brown pour with a small tan head. oatmeal raisin cookie aromas - I could smell this all day! carbonated medium body with more oatmeal, sugar, dark malts. sweet oatmeal raisin cookie aftertaste. wonderful and unique!
tasting on 3/6/10... brown pour with a little tan head... smells just like an oatmeal raisin cookie... lots of sugar, oatmeal, cookie dough along with the dark malts in the base beer... liquid goodness.... really unique and tasty beer.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark brown body with some golden-orange edges and topped with a layer of thin, off-white froth.
Smell: Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! It does indeed smell like oatmeal raisin cookies.
Taste: Sweet-tasting chocolate morsels stirred up with dark brown sugar, toasted rolled oats, a liberal dose of spices, hints of roast, and a box raisins with that bonnet-wearing chick on the front. Does a fantastic job of mimicking the flavor of oatmeal raisin cookies.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A very satisfying, enjoyable beer; another in a series of hits from Cigar City. This is one for the books!