Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by brycelarson:
4.53/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I'm in FLorida on business and I've been terribly sad about the beer offerings. Turns out that I was looking in the wrong place. The lobby bar in my hotel has 7 or 8 Florida brews on hand.
I'm a malt guy so I picked the brown ale - this one.
I poured it slowly - so it had about a finger of nice, firm, long lasting head - slightly cream colored. The smell is warm, malty and sweet - and matches the flavor nicely.
The oats really do their work in this beer - spectacular mouth feel. The sweet malty oilyness sticks with you.
I'm really impressed. It's lightly hopped - just enough to balance, but this is a very malt-forward beer.
I'm a newcomer to Florida craft brewing - but if this is how they do it down here I'm a fan.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2012 04:27:00 | More by brycelarson
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 1,644 ratings.