Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by jettjon:
4.45/5 rDev +13.2%
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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3.91/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can into a pint glass
bottle on 12-10-13
A: Dark brown, opaque, 2 fingers width of light tan head, pretty good retention, but leaves effectively no lacing.
S: Dark roasted malts, heavy cream, char, chocolate malt.
T: Follows the nose with cream and roasted malt. A good amount of bakers chocolate, some herbaceous notes, and mild bitterness. Tasty.
M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the heavy side but appropriate, drinkability is good.
O: Not my favorite style, but quite an enjoyable beer. Certainly worth a try.
Serving type: can
03-15-2014 01:58:37 | More by zac16125
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.