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Maduro - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

75 Reviews
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Reviews: 75
Hads: 621
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 168 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sierrrita on 02-05-2014

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 75 | Hads: 621
Reviews by HazardousBrewer:
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3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with very little carbonation. The smell is of faint chocolate with a hint of coffee. The taste is really where this beer shines and makes up for the lack of smell. Strong chocolate and toffee notes with a hint of coffee on the back end.

This is a thin beer which I would not expect from a brown but I'm not real familiar with the style so that may be the norm for an English Brown.

I've had this beer several times and if I find it available I jump at the chance to buy it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bmeehan
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Solid coffee tasting beer from a kick-ass brewery. I'm not personally a coffee drinker and I don't always like beers that have this kind of profile, but this isn't too strong. It's deep brown, but the smell and the taste don't overpower.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of sicilian
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of beth9926
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the Cigar City Maduro while visiting The Porch in Key West. So perhaps the atmosphere contributes to my posite rating, but nevertheless its a great beer.

Appearance: slightly cloudy the color of weak diner coffee.
Smell: a little chocolate, a little coffee but not a whole lot of fragrance.
Taste: amazing. Makes up for all that is lacking in color and smell.
Mouthful: light, not a lot of after taste.

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Photo of Jcorn
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Meyers1023
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Smells sweet like toffee. Taste is very similar to the smell, toffee, a little bit of chocolate, and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is medium with little carbonation. A very good brown ale.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Murky dark brown and not much light seeps through. There's a fingernail of light brown head around the rim and covering about a third of the middle. The aroma is light with caramel and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is more chocolate notes with some caramel at the back of the palate. The body is smooth and silky.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep brilliant chestnut under a 2” off white foam cap that descends to a thick film. Smell: Light roast malt, chocolate aroma, dark fruit. Taste: Plum with traces of chocolate for support and hints of sour. Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of far333
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown with ruby highlights and a low wispy head. Low aroma of sweetish toffee malt. Wonderfully delicate flavor of biscuity malt, a little grainy, some subtle background notes of root beer and leather, faint hints of molasses. Moderate mouthfeel, perfect English style carbonation. Very well made beer showcasing talent in producing a beer that's very flavorful without having to be over the top.

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Photo of CRon_T
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of jtladner
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of timontheroad
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, semi opaque color. Nice big fluffy off white head that faded to a thick film and left some good lacing. The smell had a lot of coffee and some sweet malty aromas. The flavor was somewhat tart, rather surprising for a brown ale, with a lot of chocolate and coffee flavors as well. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin, but nicely carbonated. Overall, pretty tasty, nice beer.

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Photo of Beer21
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jach
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JWQ
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smells chocolate hazelnut... dark pour

Chocolate aftertaste. Toffee as well

Surprised how much a light body feel it has to it considering the super dark color. Not much head. Carmel on the front end.

Would go great with dessert after dinner. Would definitely try this again.

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Maduro from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.