Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.88/5 rDev -1%
Obtained via trade from Mposha. Poured from a bottle into a Newcastle signature glass. The beer pours out a dark, fairly clear brown color with some orange highlights. The head is small and dissipates rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of lacing along the surface. The nose is mild and nutty, with notes of biscuits and toasted malt.
The beer has a nice firm mouthfeel, almost creamy, and a good medium to full body. According to Cigar City's website, this is ``a Northern English-style brown ale with some American affectations'', and they are not lying. The sweet toffee-like character of the toasted malt one expects on the front of the palate is immediately joined by a balancing, yet rather pronounced (for a brown ale) hop character, leaving one of the drier finishes I have encountered in a brown ale. The hop flavors, while not at all intense, are a bit overdone in my opinion. The lemony note they lend to the finish interferes with the complexity of the malt. Then again, this is a Northern English-style brown ale.
Overall, this is a very nice brown ale. I don't think it shows the malt complexity of the best Northern English brown ales (for example, Samuel Smith's Nut Brown), but the hop character must certainly appeal to a lot of American drinkers.
09-23-2012 18:12:44 | More by deadonhisfeet
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3.64/5 rDev -7.1%
Had this from a can poured into your standard draft pint.
A: creamy white 3/4 inch head on top of a cola like brown in color
S: smokey, oatmeal with tangy hops in the nose, with some sugar like malt, very nice.
T: sweet oatmeal malt, with a nice mild hop bite (25 IBU) and some hints of oak and smoked barrel flavors.
M: creamy but not heavy, smooth, but quits easy on you
d: easy to drink, while @ 5.5% ABV its on the higher end of ABV's for the style.
03-11-2013 19:56:23 | More by ExtraStout
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
This is a very dark brown beer that pours a large tan head of compact bubble. The head settles to about half a finger of foam with a long retention and it leaves some lacing on the glass.
A dark fruity aroma of figs is very strong at first that quickly goes away and progresses to the primary aromas of toffee and coffee notes with mild bit of chocolate as well. There is a bit of phenolic aroma that lingers in the background that is a pleasant mix of pepper and tabacco notes.
There is a moderate hop bitterness with a mild malt sweetness that combine in a balanced finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted grains and toffee are prominent. There is a a mild tabacco flavor and very mild pepper note in there along with a slight fruitiness.
It has a medium body with moderately light carbonation and little slickness on the the palate.
This is a unusual beer with lots of flavor and complexity. I can't think of a better beer to enjoy nice cigar because the flavors would compliment each other so well.
06-14-2012 00:34:29 | More by MadScientist
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured from a 32oz CCB growler. Thanks again to Mike 2.
Mahogany color, about as dark brown as it can get away with, and a creamy, light brown head.
The nose has a little roasted nuttiness and mocha. It has kind of a rocky road vibe. Very nice. Rich.
The taste is of nutty dark chocolate, almond, subtle roast, just enough to be a nuance and not the main event. As it warms caramel and earthy hops interact. The finish isn't sweet, but has sort of a nutty mocha cheesecake fade. It's hearty, rich, and probably the most satisying brown ale I've had in my four years or so of beer exploration. Well done. A brown ale to drink or contemplate. Would try it again in a heartbeat.
04-09-2010 03:35:11 | More by brownbeer
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
12 oz. botle poured into a 3 Floyds tulip shaped pint glass
It pours a cola colored brown with a 2 fingered bubbly tan head. Retention is medium with no lacing and a small layer of bubbles after everything settles down.
A medium roast of coffee is present in the nose, some back end sweetness. The nose is very inviting but the roast level is boarding on over the top for a brown ale.
The taste follows through with the coffee but not with as force. I'm getting just a little bit of oxidized malt character too which knocks it down a notch. A touch of bitterness balances the malt perfectly. A really nice brown ale.
Mouthfeel is medium with some slickness from the oats. Carbonation is medium low. Drinkability is decent but the fullness prevents it from being higher. Overall a great coffee forward brown ale.
02-12-2011 17:46:50 | More by weatherdog
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
In a Cigar City snifter the beer was a dark brown color with some red highlights. It had a thin tan head.
Caramel/roasted malt aroma. Earthy, a bit reminiscent of tobacco.
Nice taste. Caramel, a bit of milk chocolate, that earthy tobacco hint. Late herbal hops.
A nice rich beer.
02-07-2011 12:20:41 | More by lordofthewiens
4.65/5 rDev +18.6%
Goodness, after enjoying this beer for over a year, I'm finally reviewing it. Sipping from the can at the moment; however, I know this beer has a fantastic hazy brown color. It smells heavily of toffee and chocolate , with a good amount of caramel and coffee. The taste is mainly the toffee, closely followed by coffee and then the roasted malts. What really makes this beer for me is the mouthfeel. Superbly creamy. I can't recall if they actually employ oats in the brewing process, but it certainly feels like it. Maduro coats the tongue and mouth, and I love that about it. No homo.
05-16-2013 20:54:22 | More by mverity
4.43/5 rDev +13%
Many thanks to mntlover for this gem of a bottle. Pours a clear brown body with a large beige head. Good retention with some patchy lacing.
Aroma opens with a surprising assault of minty and pine hops. Nutty chocolate, caramel, and oatmeal quickly climb aboard to remind me this is an American brown ale.
Mouthfeel has the trademark silkiness of oatmeal, with a medium body and carbonation.
Taste has leafy and minty hops which play off malty notes of caramel and chocolate in an entertaining ballet. A pleasant nutty malt character provides the stage. Finishes clean and even.
One of the best brown ales I've ever sampled. Very complex and playful on the senses.
07-31-2011 22:14:02 | More by merlin48
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
Growler from Decicco's in Ardsley, NY. Pours quite dark brown, cant see through it, medium mocha head, goes to a tiny bubble film , collar and ample larger bits of lace. Complex nose featuring some smoke, chocolate, and roasted malts. Full flavor brown, flavors mimic the nose, nice and roasty, with plenty of chocolate and nutty goodness. Super smooth on the tongue. High quality brown, fresh tasting and well worth trying. More quality brew from CCB, keep em' coming to the NY area!
09-17-2010 00:40:27 | More by Billolick
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Appearance: 1 inch head, leather brown in color, cloudy, moderate carbonation
Smell: toasted malt, fruit, oat, and nut
Taste: toasted malt, oat, leather, and tobacco
Mouthfeel: dry, semi-sweet, moderate-light carbonation, medium bodied
Drinkability: One of the most leathery and earthy brews I have had in some time. Different from others I have had in this style. I could do two or three max. A good, not excellent beer that makes me want to try more from this brewery.
11-11-2010 15:00:37 | More by tigg924
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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