doublespeak (6) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2009 does not count
Great beer tried on tap at several places around the tampa bay area
pours redish brown..tastes of caramel,chocolate,tobacco
one of my new favorite beers TaktikMTL (8012) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2009
Bouteille de 12 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez moi. Arôme: Odeur de noix avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-brunâtre. Présence d’une d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de noix et de caramel avec une pointe houblonnée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #2339) jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2009
Draft. Pours a clear, dark chestnut color with a decent off-white head. Nice aroma of hazelnut and malt. Good, balanced flavor. lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
Growler courtesy of kiefdog. Thanks! Pours clear dark maroon to brown with a short lived beige head. Smell is smooth, creamy, nutty malt, but not mild. Taste is nutty, dry and light coffee with some bitterness with a touch of fruitiness. Noa oatmeal creaminess noticed in this one. Surprisingly thinner body than expected with normal carbonation. Solid and drinkable, but not exceptional as the Bolita Brown was. jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
I had this at UGB. It pours dark mahogany brown. Half inch of head with medium lacing. The body is medium to full. Not much of aroma, maybe cause of my head cold. The malt and hops are balanced nice, not to overbearing on either side. The alcohol hits me after finishing three quarters of the glass.
GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2009
Growler courtesy of tpd975 shared at the Brick Store.
Pours a dark mahogany with a small off-white head that recedes fairly quickly and leaves little lacing.
The aroma is really big on this one with tons of caramel malts and nuts. There is a faint hop aroma in the nose and also a good bit of tobacco and chocolate. Big aroma for the style.
The taste follows the aroma with the dominant caramel malt sweetness with lots earthy notes, nuts and tobacco especially come out. Again, only a faint hint of hops leading a fairly dry finish.
The mouthfeel is really smooth with help from the oatmeal and is on the fuller side of things as the style goes. Good carbonation.
This is one of the biggest brown ales I’ve tasted and the flavor profile is very robust compared to others in the style. I really liked this one. ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
Pours brown (obviously) with a bit of transperancy and reddish hues. Head is practically nonexistant. Aroma is malty, with hints of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Drinks very smooth. Taste is malty and goes down easy. Solid brown ale, nothing outstanding though. I’m excited about Cigar CIty, they’re gonna make some amazing beers. blutt59 (6646) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
growler thanks to ericandersnavy, medium brown color with slight foam ring, coffee, tootsie roll nose, flavor has some caramel, dry tobacco, coffee, lingering light finish angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
Growler thanks to erciandersnavy. Ruby brown pour. Aroma of pretzels, malts, smokiness. Taste was biscuits, bread, and some nuttiness. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Growler thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a small, off-white head and a brown body. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, grain and oats. Taste is nutty with coffee and chocolate. Very malty. Light carbonation. Good for a brown ale, but I do not find the style very exciting.