Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by jettjon:
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked this one up at random; had never had anything from Cigar City before. What a pleasant surprise! From a 12 oz bottle into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!), it pours a rich reddish brown color with lots of carbonation. Even a careful pour yields a towering head of brownish-tan foam which sticks around well into the glass. Impressive nose with notes of oak and vanilla right up front. Very sweet and slightly medicinal with hints of dark fruit. A bit of "cherry lambic" on the nose. In the mouth, more oaky vanilla and raisins or plums along with woody malt. Very complex flavor--totally BLOWS AWAY my expectations for a "brown ale." Finishes on a slightly sweet malty note. Mouth is watery but somewhat chewy; steadily precipitating carbonation also keeps things crisp. Drinkability is very good; though there are big vanilla/oak/sweet malt flavors, the whole of it is subtle enough to enjoy several of these, and the 5.5% ABV is appreciated.
Overall: OK, I was seriously taken off guard by this one. I spotted a Brooklyn Brown, which I enjoy but which has become oddly hard to find in my neck of the woods. Maduro is NOTHING like Brooklyn Brown or a "traditional" brown (much less English). It's closer to Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron take on the "American" brown, except sans the 12% ABV. Delicious, drinkable, and at the 8.99/sixer price I found it at, a definite new go-to brew for me.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2011 00:27:03 | More by jettjon
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4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can. Canned 6/5/2014. Served in a tumbler
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with 1 finger of a soapy light tan head that dissipates quickly. Body is dark with small amounts of light visible around the edges of the glass.
Smell: Chocolate, toffee, bready malt, nuts, slight coffee as well.
Taste: Sweet malt, chocolate, slight roastiness, earth and very mild coffee presence.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and medium levels of fine carbonation. Semi sweet finish.
Overall: Really nice malty brown ale. Tasty and easy to drink.
Serving type: can
06-29-2014 22:24:16 | More by Jonada
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.