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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale aged on Cuban espresso and Peruvian cacao nibs.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
1QT growler–pours a rich light brown head that disappears. Aroma is deep roasty coffee. Taste is deep roasty coffee grounds.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Date: December 29, 2009
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark brown, bits of lace
Aroma: big coffee and dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of coffee, touch of balancing caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Draft sample at Cigar City. Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted cuban coffee sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Growler… Hazy mahogany ale with a small, creamy white head. Good retention. The aroma is big on espresso beans, but also provides less fervent cocoa and toasted nuts. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is all toasted nuts, deeply roasted Cuban espresso and mild cocoa nibs with a lightly acrid twang. Astringent, dry finish. Kudos to darkguardian for providing the growler!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Sample poured by Solan, thanks Alan!! Brown pour, tan head. The cuban espresso dominates the nose, with faint hints of chocolate in the background. Upon drinking it the coffee and chocolate do really well together. Smooth and delicious. Another damn fine beer. Hell yeah!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
The fluid poured out of the brewery purchased growler a striking amber with tan head. The aroma is a big nose full of dark roasted coffee with much softer notes of varied roasted malts. The taste isn’t that far from being a cup-o-joe to start with plenty of dark roasted coffee. By midway and to the finish the coffee recedes back enough to reveal notes of roasted malts, sweet malts and a sprinkling of cacao nibs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
’09 notes Another great use of the Maduro base. This one was better than the Cuban Espresso version. aroma and taste had some amazing coffee/espresso blends with a more lactic/chocolate use of the mocha/cacao nibs that balanced out the bitterness that the espresso/coffee usually gives. Oatmeal, malty profile of the Maduro is present. Perfect match for your breakfast. Could drink this one all day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
32 oz. growler from my Secret Santa- thanks, Santa! Pours a cloudy brown with tons of visible carbonation and a dissipating beige head. Aroma of coffee grounds, vanilla, tobacco, and dust. Flavor is also big on the coffee, too much so, with caramel, tobacco, nuts, and wood. Seems like it was a little oxidized. I initially didn’t like this one at all because of the huge coffee content, but it did grow on me a bit. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Quart growler from CCBC. Brown color with a frothy tan head. Sharp mocha, tobacco smoke aromas. Frothy mouthfeel. Good coffee, spicy chocolate flavors on a nutty brown malt base. A bit thin in the finish. Nice coffee brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Picked up a 32-oz pharmaceutical shaped growler from Cigar City brewery in Tampa - filled by Joey. Pours a clear dark brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of Cuban espresso with toasted dark malt, some light chocolate and vanilla. Taste is medium to full bodied, a hint of bitterness with flavors of toasted dark malt and mostly vanilla and espresso. Finish has a sharp bitterness that quickly disappears and leaves behind some coffee and dark malt aftertaste. My girlfriend introduced me real Cuban espresso which I detected immediately in this special beer. Hope to have the chance to try this one again.


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