Improv (Improvisación) Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.26/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Served in a snifter glass.
A: Dark reddish brown with a 1/2 finger tan head of large bubbles. Low visible carbonation.
S: Roasty, toasty rich bready malts over some hops (citrus/lemon and grass).
T: Sweet bready roasted malts with big grainy rye flavors, plus the citrus, spicy and pine hops. There is significant roasty coffee noticeable on the exhale. Sticky sweet malt balanced with the hop bitterness at the end.
M: Heavier body than expected, chewy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation sensation. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable, but not overly so for this high of an ABV.
O: Interesting, and much more complex than the vast majority of non-spiced brown ales. Enjoyable and recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2013 20:07:21 | More by macrosmatic
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A-Black in the glass, three finger off white head with lacing.
S-Rye spiceness, coffee, roasted malt and caramel.
T-Starts with mainly rye the caramel and coffee (seems slightly faded), strong malt presence with enough hops in the finish to balance it out.
M-Medium bodied, creamy but over carbonated.
O-Lots of different flavors, but they worked well together, a solid beer from CCB.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2013 20:42:47 | More by rlee1390
Improv (Improvisación) Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.