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Maduro - Cigar City Brewing

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 96 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

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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Ratings: 433 | Reviews: 51
Reviews by M_C_Hampton:
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a glass, medium to dark brown with a short light tan head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: very nutty up front, pecans, walnuts, slight pine hops, focus is on malt, toasty bread, pumpernickle

T: malty and bready, nutty, leather, light pine hop finish, pecan

M: light to medium with lower carbonation

O: nice malt heavy brown, good flavors of nuts

More User Reviews:
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 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 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 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 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 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

Photo of MNishCT77
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can purchased in mid-6/14 in the greater Miami area, FL; dated ""Sep 12 2013," poured into my Rustico Novemberfest mug, drank over 30 minutes

Photo of hopsputin
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a: a murky dark brown, with some purple notes pushing through. almost a faint ruby red. had a 1.5 finger fizzy off white head that fades really quickly. even as i type this the head has completely disappeared

s: roasted malts, dark burnt chocolate, prunes, a hint of sweet berry coffee. some kind of nuts - like a peanuts. almost like a Thai peanut sauce?....can't believe i just wrote that

t: definitely being hit with those sweet berries right away, then right into the malts. its caramel and some toasted notes. a combination of mellow espresso and bittersweet chocolate. ends with dark chocolate and some of that nuttiness

m: its on the lighter side of medium with almost no carbonation

o:much sweeter than i expected...and juicy? its an interesting brown ale. not as boring as some, but i usually like the caramel malts to be featured a little more. nice twist on the nuttiness in here as well though. worth a try, but nothing you should go out of your way for

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good friend of mine had this beer to split with my beer guru and me. They both liked it so my expectations were high. Typically I am kinda luke warm on Browns but really liked this one. I would have to put it right there with Samuel Smith's as my favorite brown. I will certainly look to buy this one again in the future.

Photo of GregJ
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One finger off white head that slowly dissipated. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Tastes as it smells but with some smoky flavor and maybe some oak. Much maltier than I would expect from your average brown. Medium/light body with smooth mouth feel. Taste of dark chocolate lingers on the palate. Probably one of the best browns I have tried.

Photo of DavidBart
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes to me like a cross between a porter and a brown ale. Not bad, but nothing exceptional.

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Maduro from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.