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Maduro Brown Ale aged on whole vanilla beans

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 2010-04-10, growler at Papsø, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11678) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4324) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4147) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5734) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010
Name: Maduro Brown, Vanilla
Date: June 26, 2009
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate and vanilla flavor, vanilla adds a lot of sweetness and complements the chocolate, light balancing bitterness

Name: Maduro Brown, Vanilla
Date: June 11, 2010
Mode: growler
Source: tasting
another good batch,

Name: Maduro Brown, Vanilla
Date: August 03, 2010
Mode: growler
Source: brewery
Aroma: sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, just a touch of vanilla sweetness leaves it mostly dry

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
@dmacs UFC100 Gathering 1QT growler/hipothicary jar–pours a thin light tan head and deep red color. Aroma is vanilla, sweet medium malt-toffee, earthy. Taste is vanilla, sweet medium malt-toffee, earthy/spice hops bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 32oz growler shared by kp at the Brick Store, tasted side-by-side with the Espresso Maduro. Pours a deep, clear copper brown with a short-lived bubbly tan head that recedes to a small ring leaving very little lacing. The aroma is much sweeter than the original Maduro and the vanilla really shines through in tandem with the underlying caramel malts. The hops are less prevalent than in the original as well, but the signature tobacco aroma can still be detected in the nose. The taste is close to the aroma and starts out very sweet with the vanilla, caramel and chocolate carrying the front of the taste. There is a toasted malt backbone that shows through in the middle, though the sweetness has overrun it a bit and the finish is slightly dry with the tobacco and some nuts coming out. The mouthfeel is very smooth with low carbonation, probably due to the growler. It’s fairly full bodied. This is another solid offering from CCB though I probably prefer the original Maduro to this one. It’s definitely sweeter and less roasty, but this coffee-lover prefers the espresso version in the head-to-head as well.

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