burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a brown color with aromas of light roast, some toast, earth, nuts, and a touch of chocolate. flavors were the same, decent body on the mouth feel. A solid brown, but CCB does pretty great brown ales.
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a deep, hazy brown with a cream colored head. Nose is tobacco, chocolate, toast, and earth. Flavor is similar with a great chocolate presence, some noticeable toast, some earth, and prevalent tobacco. Medium to full in body, lingering tobacco in the finish and really a great brown ale.
DialSquare (2756) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark amber pour. Aroma is roasted, nutty, earthy. Tastes are the same with toffee. Only seemed slightly different than the maduro (though I can’t put my finger on how exactly). 7.2
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery... Deep copper brown... Thin tan head... Dift coffee roast... Dark berries.. Dark makts... Sift fruits... Big berry finish
BMMillsy (1430) - Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from CCB. Pours brown with some ruby hue and nearly no head, just a small off white ring of bubbles. Big oatmeal and coffee aroma, nuts, chocolate. This smells delicious. Flavor is lots of sweet chocolate and some toffee, some nuttiness, roasted coffee bitter on the finish. A hint of sweet fruits in the background. Tasty but not super complex. Mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. This isn’t a whole lot different from Maduro (and doesn’t taste like backwards Maduro) so not sure what the point of brewing it is. It is a little heavier and my growler was in the flat side (first opening and only got it 2 days ago). Not bad, definitely worth enjoying any time, but not worth seeking out.
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Clear brown pour with a thick off white head. Big roasted grain and light hop aroma. Smooth roasted grain body, lightly hopped. Nice session brew.
mike5326 (935) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a tap. Dark amber color, off white medium head. Chocolate malt aroma. Mild roasted malt flavor with a decent finish.
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gnoff (7933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draugh at Cigar City (brewery location) on January 24, 2014.
Clear dark red color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, a bit roasted scent. Sweet, malty, light roasted taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
onceblind (4286) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear amber with a thin cap of light beige head. Nose is earthy and sweet with some nutty toffee and dark toast malts. Pretty lovely. Flavor is nutty and sweet with some earthy toffee, dark toast, and a roasty sweetness. Nutty all around with toffee finish.
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tan-mahogany. A-roasty/cocoa/some coffee-med/dk malt. T-coffee/roasty/cocoa-med/dk malt, earthy hop bite.