DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Hazy light brown pour, plenty of carbonation and an aroma of oatmeal cookies and chocolate. Flavor was milk chocolate, vanilla and finished very creamy. Another well balanced CC brew. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2009
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
9/12/2009: Cigar City Improvisación (Oatmeal Rye India Brown Ale)... Aroma: Freshly peeled orange; fruity rye. Appearance: Murky deep golden-brown with a thin beige head. Flavor: Slightly smoky (like tobacco) orange and grapefruit; dark brown sugar; a hint spicy. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; oily. Overall: Quite good, but somewhat confusing beer; maybe the conflicts could be resolved with several months of aging...
1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle ( 9% Alcohol by Vol.) shared by Bigmmartin. Thanks Mike! Rating #60 for this beer.
Bottle from dchmela. Oh my GOD at the hops. But still, really nice malty aroma. Has a very bready and wheaty flavor mixing with the malt. Very crisp. Really nice. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bigmmartin. Pours a warm brown with thin head. Aroma is hops with a solid malt backbone. Notes of oats, brown sugar, and a tiny bit of rye stand out. On the palate, it is a bit chewy, but still smooth. The flavor brings the oats forward some and it finishes with a bitter bite. Wow, what a great beer. I was really impressed with this one. KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle. Brown pour with a small head. Aroma is very unique. Never have I smelled both spice, chocolate and caramel together mixed with pine. The flavor is wonderfully blended. There is also a great hop presence and the flavors in the aroma come out in the taste as well.
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2009
(bottle from Skyview) Pours light brown with an off-white head that rings around the glass. Aroma is mainly of spicy rye, but there’s really not much else here. There’s a little bit of pine, grapefruit, and chocolate, but everything is pretty low-key. The taste is chocolate, grapefruit, pepper, and rye, with a lingering bitterness that dries the mouth. Mouthfeel is medium, with carbonation that’s a bit too high. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2009
[Bottle] shared by Skyview. Pours cloudy brown with a medium, quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is pretty slight, has a touch of rye, some sweet malt, pine, and a hint of hops. Flavor is smooth and smoky, a hint of spicy rye, Slightly nutty and chocolatey. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2009
I have high hopes for this one. I do like my rye beers. Unfortunately the lack of stoma is startling. I rinsed my glass three times before pouring and I still smell cedar from the last beer over this beer’s aroma. A nice hazy body. I’m getting lots of hops but not much rye other than in the finish. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Has a great dakr pour. Off white brown foam head, light and sparse. Flavor is a mix of bitter/sweet. Has an enjoyable spicey with hints of chocolate and of course oatmeal. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor is hops, chocolate, oats, roasted malt, and spice. Nice and creamy palate.