markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Draft at Mellow Mushroom Tampa. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, nuttiness, some hops, and more malt that entices one further into its realm. Flavor is lots of nuts mixed in with malt, maybe cocoa, and wood. Balanced, enjoyable, and can hold its own against the big boys. Only weakness is that it was better on cask at OTH. thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
CCB launch party. Brown pour with tan head. Aromas of roasted oats, nuts and slightly choc. Amazing flavor profile with hints of oatmeal, oak and nuts. Finishes well balanced. A great session beer. PhillyBeer2112 (2903) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Goobers, so a colleague wants me to take him over to Tailgators on the UCF campus so he can try some beer. Much to my surprise do I find this one on their draft lineup! Nutty and chocolate aroma, perhaps a hint of nuttiness or woody. Flavor is a dry cocoa with more nuttiness and a hint of wood. Finish is dry, thinner than expected but about what you might expect from some traditional English brown ales, but with quite a bit more complexity. bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
On tap at Redlight. WOW. Sweet oatmeal is the first thing I smelled. Very dark brown body with tan head. Thick and velvety feel is really nice. Very cool chocolate mixed with the cigar wood makes this a very distinctive and tasty beer. BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 22, 2009
A very excellent brown ale. Nice blend of honey and caramel, even nutty at times. Good strength and texture. Pours nut brown.
hopscotch (11329) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft (Rating #4900)... Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown... Murky, dark, rust-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Nutty, yeasty, chocolaty nose. Full-bodied and ultra velvety with ticklish carbonation. Full-flavored; chocolaty, nutty. Well-balanced – sweet, but carefully bittered. Crisp finish. dchmela (3085) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Draft at Redlight. Pours a thick dark brown with just a hint of a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, nuts and caramel malt. Taste is very smooth, nice medium body with hints of chocolate, nut, caramel, coffee with a great silkiness from the oatmeal. A total winner in my book, just makes you want to drink more. sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
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Brown Pour with a cream head. Very balance beer. Easy Drinking. Congrats Cigar City on brewing such a delicious beer.
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a small cream colored head that shows good retention. Some patchy lacing is left behind. The aroma is rich and full of chocolate, caramel, and peanuts. Some oatmeal and peanut butter added smoothness as well. The flavor is just rich and roasty showing good balance between the chocolate, caramel, and toasted nuts. Some vanilla comes through with the oatmeal to really smooth things out and add depth. Medium bodied with good carbonation and very silky mouthfeel. This is a great drinking brown ale. Can’t to try more of it and others to come from CCB. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Draught: Poured a hazy brown with a red tint outline, the head was off white. Aroma is thick with nutty goodness, along with some caramel and roasted malt. Taste is a blend of nuts, caramel, chocolate, and sweet maltiness. Finish is smooth and very good. This is probably the best brown ale I have had!