dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Growler courtesy the Cheeseman. Pours a deep brownish red with a thick tan head. Fresh ground espresso, chocolate aroma. Taste is light, medium malt with lots of coffee, chocolate and toffee. Great little session brown ale. Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Growler fill @ the Brewery: Pours a dark brown with ruby tones. Body of pour is thin with a light tan head that diminishes quickly. Aroma smells almost burnt with a coffee bean aroma. Flavor is roasty with hints of vanilla, peppers and expresso. Body was thinner than I expected leaving my palate with mild dry and bitter finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Old notes. 32oz growler. Ancho peppers, bell peppers, old, stale coffee and some thin chocolate notes on the nose. Pours a nothing too special dark amber. A tad watery looking. Flavor is very simple. Coffee, dry roasty malt and vanilla. Toasty, roasty, thin and watery body. Meh. Really average and the pepper aromas are just... weird. Thanks Bob! JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2009
From Skyview. I liked this, but not everyone at the tasting did. Brown color. Big coffee aroma. Coffee flavor with a carbonation bite, and just a little unsweetened chocolate. Light palate. tennisjoel (1448) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Super thanks to Skyview for all of these CC brews! Very interesting growler; looks like an oversized medicine bottle. Clear brown pour. The coffee aspect in this brew is quite lovely. Great coffee/tobacco and vanilla tones playing off each other. I really enjoyed it!
badgerben (5123) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Skyview Tasting 2.5. Courtesy of Skyview. Dark red color with a light head. Heavy aroma of dark roasted coffee and a strong berry note, which makes sense after Skyview explains the coffee used in this. Wonderfully done taste. Exactly like the regular Madura (caramel, nutty, vanilla), but with some berry-ish coffee added. Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Picked up a 32-oz pharmaceutical shaped growler from Cigar City brewery in Tampa - filled by Joey. Pours a clear dark brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of Cuban espresso with toasted dark malt, some light chocolate and vanilla. Taste is medium to full bodied, a hint of bitterness with flavors of toasted dark malt and mostly vanilla and espresso. Finish has a sharp bitterness that quickly disappears and leaves behind some coffee and dark malt aftertaste. My girlfriend introduced me real Cuban espresso which I detected immediately in this special beer. Hope to have the chance to try this one again. DalzAle (2036) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Growler. Light brown pour, little carbonation and an aroma of COFFEE (and maybe some vanilla/smoke in there). Flavor was not as in your face as the aroma, but still decent with some chocolate, vanilla and weak coffee. Good and well balanced beer. bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Growler. Brown body. Lots of coffee obviously. Welcomed bitterness. Really tasty. Wish this was on all the time. KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Brown pour. The smell was a very nice coffee bean roast and mild nut aroma. The flavor is weaker than I expected after the aroma was so nice. I have had Cuban coffee before down in Miami and this is a mild comparison of that. Interesting idea though.