Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Good-looking cola shade of brown with a sparse beige head. I love browns that are dark, but still transparent. Will overlook the lack of head given the seal on the growler was poor.
S: Vanilla and caramel malt. Smells like it will be sweet. Also has a bit of earthy and nutty character.
T: Not nearly as sweet as expected and more chocolate and roast flavors than your typical brown. The caramel malt is a little more understated while the hop bitterness is quite prominent. The bitter and roasted flavors combine for a flavor similar to the skin on a hazelnut.
M: Body is medium to heavy for the style and a little sticky. The effects of the oats are well apparent.
As a fan of the brown ales, I really liked this take on the style. Pretty robust relative to its peers, as is to be expected from Cigar City. Hopefully this will be bottled at some point.
Serving type: growler
03-27-2010 02:10:45 | More by GeezLynn
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3.65/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a bronzey brown colour, quite a few floaties in my glass. Head is enormous, but lovely. Bit too big, but good.
Smells like coffee upfront but it gives way to strong grainy-sweet: smells like a grain bag, touch of caramel, carob and a wet wool note. Crystal grain, mostly. Not bad.
Taste is more roasty. Has a nice dark caramel upfront that develops peppery espresso roast, then more chocolatey on the back, slight hint of vegemite but nice bittersweet cocoa finish. Quite simple, but very pleasant, subtle drinking.
Bit sizzly and dry. Could use a lot more body.
A bit hit and miss, but the taste (most important) is nice and smooth and well-balanced. That's what counts.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 00:27:40 | More by laituegonflable
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
"Maduro Brown Ale. Hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate and espresso are all on display in this complex, but approachable brown ale. A great 'food beer', Maduro pairs equally well with sweet chocolate based desserts as it does with roasted meat." Brewed in the style of an English Brown Ale.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter. Served north of 61º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a thick crispy chocolate cream head over a deep burgundy brown body with ample carbonation. Retention is average at best, lacing is light and spotty. 3.25
(Smell) Aroma is sweet, roasty and creamy altogether. Medium roasted brown malts, creamy molasses, caramel and toffee build a complex, moist and sweet body. Hints of chocolate, dark roasted coffee linger in the back. Nutty, sweet malt character. Potency is medium-high. 4.25
(Taste) Upfront, sweet molasses malts, a pinch of smoke, some mild earthy sweetness for a deep, complex malt body. The finish is accentuated by an earthy hop blend with a subdued bitterness. This has quite an enjoyable and complex flavor for a Brown Ale. 4.25
(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, mildly chewy, roasty. Carbonation generates a smooth silkiness for a complimentary mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style and medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is low. 3.75
(Overall) One of Cigar City's finest year round offerings, with just about everything a Brown Ale could offer. Great flavor, balance and drinkability makes Maduro a return beverage for anybody who can get their hands on a can or two. Most certainly worth a try for those who haven't found a winner Brown Ale. 4
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Maduro Brown Ale
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 03:02:24 | More by Jadjunk
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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