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RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hearty brown ale that benefits from the silky mouthfeel provided by oatmeal, pairs great with Cigars.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2011
Medium, dense cream to tan head over cola-coloured beer. Very sweet & liqueurish smelling, vinous, red grapes, raisins. Taste, however, yields tobacco, black chocolate, wood, felt, dust and chalk. Just retronasal, theres some (dark) fruit, the finish however being more bitter. In short, the taste stands perpendicular to the nose. Well carbonated, with a creamy, rich MF, and a slightly harsher finish. Feels unbelievably bodied for a 5.5% beer. Undoubtedly a very good beer - even if the name "brown ale" brings other characteristics to my mind. But I do have an issue with beers, where nose and taste are so unlike; deceiving, nearly.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish brown with a creamy nougat coloured head. The aroma is FANTASTIC complex nuttiness, fresh coconut, mild cocoa, milk chocolate, soft dark fruits, cookie dough, light caramel, wet earth, tobacco, vanilla, herbal/earthy/light grassy hops, light cheese, mild coffee powder and tiny perfume thats it. Fat, robust and round yet malty elegant. Maybe something limey that reminds me of Thai food. I absolutely adore the nose. The flavor is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a tiny acidic sting on the finish. Tones of nuts, mild roast, milk chocolate/soft cocoa powder, light fruity, vanilla, cookie dough and light yeast. Really good hop profile in the flavour as well, maybe just a touch more citrus notes if you compere it to the nose. The mouthfeel is surprisingly round (considering the %) soft, velvety yet clean. Near medium carbonation. Fancy and smooth malt and well-balanced hop on the finish. Near medium bodied. Thank you Cigar City!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6668) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear brown with small beige head. A bit plain roasted aromas with some cookeish notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Ive finally tried the base of some of CCBs greatest brews. Pours a nice bubbly brown body with a small creamy head. The aromas are overall mellow and nutty, with hints of hops and caramel. This brew is full of rich malts, lightly roasted notes and a solid hop balance. Finishes nutty and dry, overall fantastic and very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Dark brown w/ smallish tan head, good retention and decent lacing. Smells of toffee, chocolate and caramel - plenty of malts. Crisp carbonation w/ full body and smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Flavors are mellow, but complex, and mostly follow the aroma w/ a touch of smoke. Hops provide bitterness that helps bring out coffee and dark chocolate notes. A pecan nuttiness is in there too. Very good, drinkable brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2251) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
12oz bottle from Kyle.
Appearance : Deep amber small head.
Aroma : Overcooked caramel with brown sugars. Some light sour berries. Light cherries. Light barnyard.
Taste : Caramel and brown sugar. Carbonation is very fizzy, light sourness... infection ?!? Finish nice brown sugar with light hops, light sourness.
Overall : Hard to rate when youre not sure if theres an infection or not. I think theres one but its still rather good so. Nose is a bit muted by the fruity/sour notes. Interesting but I guess I need to re-rate with an uninfected bottle...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a nice dark color. Has a nutty and malty taste, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth and drinkable with a lot of flavor, this is definitely a great brown ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (2107) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Wonderful nutty, coffee aroma, small dark creamy head, not bitter, very smooth, nutty taste with a short finish, an absolutely splendid beer, drinkable, another winner from Cigar City

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (7230) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2011
Big bottle (750 ml?),as Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. "Oatmeal" and ABV are not mentioned on the label. Mahogany coloured beer, large to moderate beige head. Nice aroma of lightly roasted malts, brown bread, caramel and nuts. The flavour has very much the same elements as the aroma, and is not too sweet. Hints of chocolate, moderate hops (25 IBU). The mouthfeel is fairly light and smooth. Moreish. A very drinkable beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (3016) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Malty aroma. Brown in color with nice, off-white head. A nutty, malty flavor. Pretty straight forward and good.


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