Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can dated 5/22/2013 poured into a CCB snifter today 6/6/2013. Thanks to RaffyS for throwing a couple of these in as extras! I've had this on tap at the brewery about 7 months ago, but I'm basing this review solely off this new can.
Aroma: Nice! People are saying the nose is subtle but it's really not. Lots of toffee, with hints in the background of milk chocolate and caramel, with a bit of bitter coffee. Good robust nose, not overpowering. A nice potpourri of roasted malts. (4.25)
Colour: Pours a mahogany brown with a fluffy 2cm brown head that begins to dissipate almost instantly, like its vaporizing. As the head recedes within a minute, I see a placid mahogany/brown maple liquid body. No lacing to be found on the glass. A placid brew. (3.75)
Flavour: Definitely does not lack in the department. A generous heaping of toffee, chocolate and caramel sweetness that is offset by some espresso and/or black coffee and earthy bitterness. Very nice! It's very flavourful and refreshing- it has the flavour and aroma profile of a bigger porter in a 5.5% can. (4.25)
Mouthfeel: Thicker side of the thin body classification, thinner than some typical brown ales but somehow this is a very creamy and refreshing beer. It's incredibly refreshing and thirst-quenching with 5.5% ABV which I know I'm not going to feel. Aftertaste is a mix of milk chocolate sweetness and bitter black coffee. (4)
Overall: It's a very refreshing brown ale that packs a lot of flavour and aroma- a very similar profile to a good porter like Edmund Fitzgerald or Black Butte, but the beer is on the thinner side and incredibly quaffable. It's like you crossed the flavour/aroma profile of Edmund Fitzgerald with the body and drinkability of an AAL. I like this one a lot! (4)
Serving type: can
06-07-2013 00:56:48 | More by Stevedore
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