Another fine beer from Ken. Thank you, Sir! The Maduro Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing Company in Tampa, Florida pours out a cloudy, reddish brown in color and is topped with a one finger, soapy, light tan head that recedes quite quickly. On the nose, big chocolate and cocoa powder aromas with a nice nuttiness and some toffee undertones. In the mouth, the chocolate is predominant with a moderate sweetness mingled in with nuts, faint dark fruit, dark toffee and a touch of coffee. Medium bodied. Low side of moderate carbonation. Some lacing on the glass. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel. The finish is long and the chocolatey cocoa flavors outlast all others.
A really nice, very balanced brown ale with rock solid flavors. I can't imagine anyone not liking this. Highly recommended.
12 ounce bottle, 5.5% ABV
Beer 166 of 366 for 2012