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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Maduro Brown Ale aged on whole beans from Naviera Coffee Mills #3 Espresso blend with chicory.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Intense coffee aroma and flavors. A little thinner than the regular jose marti porter. Some of the tartness comes through after my palate adjusts

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle; Pour is dark brown with a khaki head. Earthy coffee beans on the nose, caramel - this is interesting. Its not really what I was expecting either; Bitter coffee beans, caramel, ash; This is an interesting mix - its light bodied but so dripping in (coffee) flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12 ounce can

Halfway through the stash of Cigar City beers I moved next to this beer. It was not quite what I expected. While not a terrible release and certainly well made it didnt spark the same enthusiasm as some of the others. Even so it was a noble experiment that was ideally made.

Aroma and appearance - The inky black beer was graced by a gentle mocha head. Tendrils of light clear lacing provided evidence of the pours longevity. Fresh ground coffee beans were overpowering. Masking the other aspects I think this is what put me off the beer. It is so strong that this smells almost like a porter rather than a brown ale.

Flavor and palate - A heavy rush of espresso hits the tongue. So strong it masks everything else there is no room for the usual flavors that I associate with the style. The lingering aftertaste left a strong mark. Overall this was solid but one dimensional. I think other styles might be accented; this one is just buried by the extra ingredients.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pours a clear brown with a white white. Nose is freshly pressed coffee, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is medium bodied with roasted coffee and chocolate and sweetness. Very delicious and packed full of flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Dalzale, thanks Greg. dark brown pour with a light khaki head which doesnt last long. aroma of chocolate and coffee. flavor is a nice blend of malts with subtle coffee and chocolate notes. low carbonation and rather thin body. nice coffee beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2501) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Very dark opaque brown with cola highlights around with a minimally lasting eggshell head. Lots of coffee in the aroma, roasted malts, nuttiness, and some slight earth. Nice coffee presence, but it doesnt overwhelm...nice savory nutty qualities, bit of a malty sweetness in the middle but not much, some light chocolate in the finish. Lighter to medium body with medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluffy (2470) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
holy god in heaven, this is freaking impressive. coffee, cocoa, dark Karo syrup, molasses, butterscotch and nuttiness with a milk stout like character. i couldnt drink a lot of them, but it makes a great beer to go with a dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, earthy and tobacco notes, coffee. Pours deep brown, tan head with average retention. Flavor follows the nose, I find a very distinct tobacco note, also lots of coffee and light roast. Slightly bitter, balanced towards the malt and coffee, nice crisp and dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours a rich mahogany with a thin light tan head. Delicious dark roasted espresso bean aroma. Also casual notes of chocolate and nuts. Flavor is gourmet coffee through and through. Sweet caramel and somewhat chocolatey background balanced perfectly by the natural bitterness of the espresso. Better than my morning cup of joe. Palate is a little thin, but other than that this is a delightful to drink. Thanks for the trade Jason.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of smith4498. thanks, jason! pours a dark, cloudy brown with a thin, creamy off-white head leaving light lacing. aroma is a fantastic blend of pure, cuban coffee, mocha espresso, and raw, chocolate malts backed by earthy hops, a touch of vanilla, and toasted coffee beans. flavor is delicious as well with dry, rich, roasted espresso, toasted nuts, mocha, and hints of oatmeal backed by a touch of caramel, chicory wood, and light, herbal, earthy hops. palate is lighter bodied and very smooth with a dry, roasted finish. overall, a great brown ale.


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