Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by JWU:
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
A- a dark brown with ruby highlights. A creamy one finger of khaki head sits on top
S- typical brown ale smells. Caramel malt, brown sugar, a hing of tobacco, but I also pick up on the oatmeal on the nose.
T- has a twang that really resembles a dominican connecticut broadleaf cigar. It almost comes off as sour, but not quite. (I believe this is the oatmeal influence on the taste) There's also the typical caramel, brown sugar flavors as well. Mid-sip the flavor die off. I have to ding it a little for that.
M- The oatmeal certainly lends to a creamier than normal brown ale, and really helps the finish not to dry too much. Light carbonation.
Certainly doesn't rank above my favs (Smutty Old Brown Dog, Sixpoint Brownstone) but it's a better than normal brown ale with a interesting twist (the oatmeal)
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2012 01:21:08 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
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
Cigar City Brewing's
Maduro Brown Ale
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 03:02:24 | More by Jadjunk
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.