grawk (12) - Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the best example of a coffee beer I’ve ever had. We had a 5 gal keg brought up to a party in NC, and I fell in love. It’s like the Beer Geek Breakfast, only better on all fronts. I’d love having it on a permanent beer engine or nitrogen tap in my house.
PhilTheThrill (25) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler @ redlight redlight
thanks to godofthunder for the shariez
huge, fresh coffee grounds in the nose - fresh roasted coffee smells.. incredible. first time i had this joey poured it at the CCB tasting room for me and my insanely hungover friends... did the trick. the cacao nibs are really understated... you gotta focus to pick em up... dont know if that’s good or bad - but either way it’s delicious.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!!
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32oz Growler. Lots going on. Lots of coffee beans. Very distant jalapeño . Flavor of mocha, big chocolate. Lots of coffee. Light bodied. Too much going on to describe. So GOOD.
tennisjoel (1323) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super thanks to Skyview for all of these CC brews! Very interesting growler; looks like an oversized medicine bottle. Clear brown pour. The coffee aspect in this brew is quite lovely. Great coffee/tobacco and vanilla tones playing off each other. I really enjoyed it!
sebletitje (8936) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
burg326 (5253) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown color, aromas of Cuban coffee, some roasted malt, and a little chocolate. Flavor is Cuban espresso with a kiss of cocoa. Very subbtle cocoa flavor and a real great beer to start the morning with.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Brass Tap Trinity. Pours a medium dark brown with a thin tan head. Intermittent lacing along the glass. Aroma has a ton of ground coffee with hints of dark roasted chocolate. Flavor reminds me of dark chocolate covered coffee beans. Nice, rich lingering aftertaste.
darkguardian (729) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz Growler. Major thanks to JW77 for giving me this mystery growler. (I owe you one!) Pours a reddish amber. Big giant cuban espresso nose. The coffee just completely dominates the chocolate here. Toasty malt but the nose is really solid coffee. Flavor is roasty and toasty malts up front with a big giant coffee finish. Slightly thin on the backend. Light chocolate on the finish. Probably my favorite maduro treatment, or at the very least tied with the vanilla.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.