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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,566 Ratings
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Ratings: 1566
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%


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:
Pours brown in color with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and hints of espresso. Flavor has caramel/toffee sweetness is upfront with intermingling notes of chocolate and espresso with a roasted peanut expression in the finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009)
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BrownNut

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man this thing just screams quality and craftsmanship. How very nice. You know how flavors can overlap such that you can't tell if it's one thing or another and your brain kind of flips back and forth between them? For me that happened in this one with roasty vs. dry woodyness. They hit the exact midpoint between these two and it's such a pleasing balance. I really wasn't expecting dryness, so it was really surprising and really well done. Quality. This one goes on my list of special ones.

EDIT: The review above was after having it on tap. I've just had one from the bottle and here are some additional thoughts.

S - Am I going crazy or does this smell like dry turmeric and peppery green Tabasco? That's really strange yet not unwelcome. After sitting for a while that transmutes into more of a bitter chocolate smell, but those original smells still play in the background.

T- Those odd smells from the nose lead to something on the palate that is related yet sheds the specific flavors. It's more of a dryness that unites them, but it takes more of the form of bitter chocolate on the palate. I'd go 4.25 here if I could.

O - I'd go 4.25 here if I could. It's better than 4s across the board.

Still very very good but slightly better on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 04:10:47 | More by BrownNut
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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,566 ratings.