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RATINGS: 1158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A hearty brown ale that benefits from the silky mouthfeel provided by oatmeal, pairs great with Cigars.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2643) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2017
This was a great breakfast beer. Brown pour, some caramel in the flavor. Lightly roasted. Very smooth, oats, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (773) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2017
Malty aroma with oats and a very slight amount of roast. Very dark brown color with a light tan head. Great taste, complex for a brown ale and not watery like many I have had from this category. Palate is a 5+, perfect for the style. This was very good. It should be their flagship instead of Jai Alai.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleurplaatje (185) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2017
Draft at Beertemple Amsterdam. Dark brown with a stable off-white head. Nutty and sweet flavor. Clear caramel, bit of a hoppy bitterness near the end. Slightly creamy texture and a moderate catbonation. Nice brown ale if you ask me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (5156) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2017
From a can. Cigar Citys interpretation of an English brown ale, with oatmeal added. Thinnish, lightly lacing, pale yellowish beige head, quickly breaking but leaving a few small islands in the middle and a steady yet thin rim on the edge; translucent, lightly hazy mahogany brown colour with ruby red hue. Aroma of butterscotch, hazelnuts, espresso beans and even warm black coffee, almonds, dried fig, wet hay, muesli, dusty dry earth, tea, walnut shells, unsmoked cigarette tobacco somewhere (rather than cigars), brown paper bags, acorns, some deep and damp earthiness (FFF but only very subtly so), tree leaves fermenting in a forest on a warm Indian summer day, something sweaty. Clean fruity onset, subdued sweetishness of dried fig and dito banana, sourish surroundings of equally subdued dried brambleberries, well balanced, medium carbo, slick and supple mouthfeel with the slickness doubtlessly having something to do with the added oatmeal. Nutty malt core, walnut-like with traces of almond, more bitterish than sweet with a vaguely souring edge as well as something remotely metallic which grows stronger towards the end, moist toast bitterishness, herbal finish adding a tea leaf-like bitterish accent, bit earthy as well with a very limited phenolic touch, juicy; the coffee factor, promising in the nose, remains limited to a diluted coffee grounds accent at the back and the metallic aspect will not go away apparently. Nutty, slick and sweetish with a mildly bittering finish, this is a decent brown ale in the pure, traditional, Anglo-Saxon sense of the word; no high ambitions here - contrary to so many other Cigar City beers - but delivering just that. To the point, quite straightforward but a tad too metallic and perhaps a bit too earthy as well, this is not the best American brown ale I had - I miss the chocolateness of Dark Horses Boffo or even the thorough nuttiness of Alamedas Barn Owl, but then there is this refined grind coffee-like quality to it which puts things into balance. Nice, after all, but a bit superficial compared to the greatness Cigar City has achieved in many other styles. Expected more, considering this brewerys high quality standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
330ml can from Beergium

Smells of coffee,a bit nutty. Taste is mid sweet, malty, with distinct coffee and a bit of caramel and milk. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, London in Mar 2017 - Dark Brown colour. Slight head. Toasty malts, oaty, caramel/toffee, chocolate, nuts. Some dark fruits. Slight hop bitterness. Sweet chocolate malty fruity throughout. Easy drinking. Tasty. (2017-03)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4734) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Can from Crafty Bottle, Lincoln. Deep brown colour with a tan head. Aroma caramel and nutty. Taste hoppy bitterness. Nice brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2952) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
A reddish dark brown beer, a head is medium, dense and light beige. Taste has breadyness, sweetness of syrup, some chocolate. Taste has bread, some chocolate, smooth maltyness, also some bitterness. Medium bodied, greatly fluffy. This style isnt my favourite, but this is good. The glass was empty too soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbethea (32) - Summerfield, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Exactly as it claims- hints of toffee, caramel and espresso. More flavor than you would ever expect from a brown ale. Another CC staple. Sad the company is selling out to corporate ovelords. The new American Dream- create something awesome and special and then incorporate the shit out if it. Lets hope the awesome brews dont get lost on their quest to reach more people who probably dont give a shit. Drink local, be happy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1551) - SPAIN - MAR 16, 2017
From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 5x06. Notes between smoke and wood that reminds a cigar (maybe a suggestion from the name?) And some nuts. Nice fullfilling body and bitter finish

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