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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Maduro Brown Ale aged on whole vanilla beans


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2010
So wonderful to find this one on draught at Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL): Pours amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted vanilla bean, soft maple syrup rather than caramel, bitter coffee bean, oak wood, and lots of roasted bitters. Flavors are similar. You can really bite into that malt. Thin body, thick tastes. Alcohol hidden well. Drinkability: Simply put, itís the taste of swagger. Rebuy: Yes. #252 on 23012010, DG.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
GROWLER COURTESY OF MAR. POURED DARK BROWN WITH WHITE HEAD. NICE LACE. AROMA WAS OF CHERRY, VANILLA, SPICE, AND COFFEE. FLAVOR WAS OF SOUR CHERRY AND MILD VANILLA. GOOD BEER.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3356) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Growler courtesy of Wilkes from the brewery. Deep red-brown pour a small light tan head that leaves a ring. Strong vanilla, caramel and nut aroma. Taste is a toasty version of the aroma with the vanilla dominating. Slick and creamy (if itís possible) medium texture. Havenít had the regular Maduro yet to compare it to - didnít knock my sock off, but good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 2010-04-10, growler at PapsÝ, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Dark amber to brown color; clear. Aroma of caramel and vanilla candies. Vanilla chocolate flavor, some roasted malts, smooth mouthfeel. Not impressive.

2009-10-17, draught at New Beers Distributors, New York, 6-4-7-3-14=34
Hazy brown color. The aroma is quite dusty. Caramel flavor, dry initially, more full bodied later. Correct bitterness, no vanilla. Good Brown Ale, nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Draft sample at Cigar City. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy cocoa and vanilla sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2009 Bottle thanks to mar. The look is clear, light brown in color, with a light beige colored head. The smell is coffee, vanilla, sweet, and caramel. The taste is roasty, malts, sweet, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to mar. Brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is of vanilla, caramel and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12155) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
(Growler, courtesy of Mar) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla extract, cocoa, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of grass, roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5776) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
(Growler thanks to mar) Pours clear light brown with no head. Smell of vanilla beans, taste is strongly of vanilla extract and alcohol. Some tobacco notes too. Under carbonated, smoky dry finish too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2009
growler thanks to mar. i think my ratings on this were a little harsh. i remember it being better than my rating reflects. dont ask me why. poured a ruby color with an off white head and some spotted lacing. aroma of caramel, toasted grains, vanilla, and a nutty character. flavor followed the nose very well with the addition of some nice bittering. palate had a pleasant dryness to it.


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