Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
750 thanks to the Cheese Man. Pours a dark reddish brown. The nose has a lot of tobacco and cedar up front with oatmeal and nut in the back. It is very dry with a lot of rich tobacco in the flavor. A very nice twist to the Maduro, which is always quite good. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Growler from CCB. Pours a dark brown color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of sandalwood, caramel, spice, light roast, pepper, ripe dark fruit, some hints of tobacco and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, pepper, light roast, toasted malt, light molasses and brown sugar. Generally medium body with a spicy finish. Interesting brown ale for sure, but I still like the Humidor IPA better than the others in this series. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Cask at FBGF. This was my first try of any CCB beer. Nose was tobacco, heavy cedar, sweet toasted malt and nuts. Flavor is heavy cedar and malt. Some chocolate lingering as well. Mouthfeel was smooth as hell, lightly carbed and it all ends with a dry cedar flavor. Made me want a cigar. I went back about a dozen times to that cask. Awesome. afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Cask. Pours a hazy brown with amber highlights with a small light tan head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, a hint of roasted and toasted malts, and cedar that comes across rye like. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and soft carbonation. Very good. MeadMe (1652) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
A: Poured a nice fudgy brown hue with a rather small head which is fine for a cask brew. Somewhat cloudy as this one had been moved to a beer fest the day of tasting. Nice bubbles produced with a swirl. No lace.
S: Nice malt backbone with hints of brown sugar and toffee standing out. A bit of roast can be detected before the cedar comes in. Nice woody earthy cedar.
T: Very similar to aroma. Wonderful toasted malt backed by sweet caramel and brown sugar. The cedar then plows through. It comes off somewhat spicy almost rye like. Slightly woody with a bit of earth. I really like what cedar ageing does to beer.
M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Nice carbonation from the cask.
D: Damn drinkable. I pounded this one and the regular Maduro all day long at the Ybor beer fest.
How can you kick up a solid brown ale? I say put it on Cedar!
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
On cask at the Florida Brewers Guild BeerFest 2009. Pours hazy near opaque brown with copper highlights and tan head. The moderate aroma is malty sweet, roasty, a little bit of nuttiness and inviting cedar notes. The taste starts sweet with roasty malts and smooth nuttiness. By midway cedar climbs in and takes this to the finish with roasty malts, nuttiness and mild caramel. A somewhat dry mouth feel is what’s left into the after taste to go along with fading roasty malts and dwindling cedar.