Maduro - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 111 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: sierrrita on 02-05-2014

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Photo of bmeehan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Solid coffee tasting beer from a kick-ass brewery.

Photo of beth9926
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16%
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.

Photo of far333
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of timontheroad
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of JWQ
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of Hopglow
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great beer from Cigar City Brewing. I hope this company expands their distribution to New England. Excellent brews!

Photo of Grugalug
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a surprisingly dark brown with a great deal of ruby highlights. Has almost a finger of head to it, although I'm sure you could get more with a more aggressive pour. Head dissipates quickly and no lacing visible. Even so, love the color of this one. (3.75)

S- HUGE caramel/toffee with a nice nuttiness and chocolate/coffee notes as well. No hops that I can detect, but just a beautiful malty aroma. (4.25)

T- Pretty much follows the nose exactly. Big caramel and toffee, with distinct chocolate and roasted notes, particularly a roasted coffee flavor. The nuttiness is a little more subdued here, and that's probably the only thing I wish was a bit more noticeable. A very smooth and balanced bitterness keeps it from being to sweet. (4.25)

M- Very silky thanks to the use of flaked oats. Has a richness and creaminess to it as well, and has a medium body to me. (4.25)

O- Keep sending Cigar City Brewing to Upstate New York! For the first time I found their stuff in my area tonight, and I sincerely hope more is on the way. I had heard great things about these brews, and they do not disappoint. If you are a fan of brown ales, this needs to be on your list. (4.16)

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Feels like...fused silicon poop

Photo of sjones5045
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Tampa 4/16/15

Blackish brown Color with nice sweet aroma. Not bad. Kind of a heavy brown ale but pretty good. A bit on the sweeter side but not enough to be a dessert beer. Like it but don't love it.

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Nutty, toffee, espresso, complex yet drinkable. Reminds me of Dukes Cold Nose, but with more complexity. Overall a satisfying brew from Cigar City, would drink again.

Photo of StuartCarter
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into tulip glass.

Appearance: dark, woody brown. Tan head rapidly collapses to thin ring. No lacing.

Aroma: caramel, slight smokiness.

Flavour: sweet, woody fruitiness. Caramel. Gentle, subdued bitterness offsets the sweetness leaving me wanting more.

Overall: beautiful example of an English brown ale. I can't wait to have it at a cookout!

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red color, with nice head that reduces to thin film around the edges throughout the beer.

Smells mostly of vanilla bean, with malt and caramel undertones.

Tastes mostly of the vanilla bean, bitter throughout, but still pretty smooth.

Has a rather light feel to it with a good carbonation to it.

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: awesome dark brown color

smell: slightly tanic lots of roast

taste: rich roasty flavor of dark malts

feel: mouth coating feel that keeps the flavor in your mouth for awhile

Overall: great brown ale

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The aroma will turn on any beer love reading. Fruits, caramel, coffee flavor a play across the tongue. Fine ale.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can purchased at Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a golden rusty looking brown, with a half inch off white head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like chocolate, leather, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted bread, and a little bit of roasted malt.

This is a really solid brown ale. There's a bit of a leather and tobacco note, with a good amount of cocoa powder, toasted doughy bread, caramel, espresso, and toffee. Really well balanced, drinkable, and tasty.

This is medium bodied, but pretty light on the palate, with a medium level of carbonation. It's very drinkable.

One of the better browns I've had.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with canned on date FEB 25 2015 printed on the bottom. My first beer from Cigar City Brewing, gifted to me from my homies at the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a dark cola brown color, but appears a dark ruby in the glass when held to the light. Three big fluffy fingers of khaki tan head with good staying power. Looks good for what it is.

S - The aroma is pretty good, especially for a 5.50% abv brown ale. Big notes of chocolate / cake / fudge, roasted brown malts, and an earthy nuttiness.

T - The taste is the same, very chocolatey & fudgey, with clear and apparent notes of espresso / coffee / roast.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Medium-bodied, and easy-drinking, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a nice example of the style, and a nice first offering to me from Cigar City Brewing. I definitely look forward to more.

Cigar City Maduro -----4/5.

Photo of UTPharm2012
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer of all-time. Love the flavor. Goes down so easy. Just perfect.

Photo of marieli
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can. Pours dark brown, touch of mahogany; tan head doesn't last long at all. Smell is chocolate and toffee. Taste is chocolate, some sweetness but not too much, no coffee but there is something darker and roasted. Smooth and very good texture. Not sure what brown ale is supposed to taste like ideally, but this is an enjoyable beer.

3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml can. Nonic glass. Enjoyed @ Freiburg (Barcelona). Deep brown color. Tan head shows fairly good retention. Intense caramel & toasted malt, toffee aromas, notes of herbal infusion & fresh black tobacco. Caramelish upfront rounded by hints of licorice & coffee infusion. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dried & velvety mouthfeel. Candy & sweet roasted flavors touched by smoked malt hues resolve in a sweet malty finish. Strong flavors of bitter chocolate infusion on the aftertaste. Complex & flavorful!!

Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, canned on 04/07/15, served in a Libby globe porter glass.

Appearance: Bright dark brown/ruby red/dk amber when held up to the light. Thin white ring at the edge and no foam across the top. No lacing.

Smell: Burnt sugar, a tiny bit of smoke, roasted malts.

Taste: Reminds me more of a porter than an English brown ale. Nice roasted malts with good flavors of chocolate and brown sugar / malt sweetness to back it up. Finish is mildly bitter, with none of the metallic twang to sometimes get with an English brown. There is a tiny bit of leafy tobacco to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and highly carbonated. Prickly on the tongue. Not right for the style. There is some thickness and mild stickiness though under the high carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Nice color, good taste, but not an English brown ale. Reminds me more of an American porter, but too over carbonated. One is enough - I'm not interested in another.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

November 7, 2014

12 oz can, snifter

A – Very dark brown with a minor dark red hue. Minimal head, what little there is does not retain. Head is a bit off-white to tan.

S – Medium-roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Sweet vanilla, light brown sugar. Some mild herbal bitterness, hop aroma.

T – Dark, slightly bitter roasted malts, more of a milk chocolate sweetness. Mild vanilla. Very mild earthy or herbal hops.

M – Carbonation is low to moderate-low, somewhat thin body, leaning towards iced coffee with cream. Fairly dry in the middle but a juicy, bitter finish.

O – A milder brown ale punctuated with roasty coffee, it kind of ends up as an in-betweener. I like it, but not that excited by it. Still, a good brown ale.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Paid $3.50 for the single into a pint glass.

A - 1/2 inch of mocha head that fizzes out rather quickly with no lace ring. Mocha tinted head atop a really clear deep dark brown ale.
S - Sweet with cocoa and some coffee it does have some English and brown malts to it. Very little hop bite to the nose.
T - Herbal hop bite mixes with English malts leaving a sort of Hazelnut taste to the palate. Mild cocoa dryness with a touch of coffee bitterness and taste. Smooth herbal tasty stuff.
M - A bit lighter than I expected less than chewy one would expect for the style. Goes down smooth.

Overall I am impressed with this beer in bottles not sure if the can is a different recipe but it's still very tasty stuff a world class Brown ale for sure.

Photo of mickyge
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

smooth taste , coffee notes ,easy to drink , a really nice ale

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Maduro from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.