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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,564 Ratings
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Ratings: 1564
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours brown in color with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and hints of espresso. Flavor has caramel/toffee sweetness is upfront with intermingling notes of chocolate and espresso with a roasted peanut expression in the finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cigar City takes NYC event at Rattle 'N' Hum. Very dark brown,with whisp of head. only average mouthfeel is felt, maybe it is a tad over. Suitably carbonated. Cedar there too. A little toast,and chocolate malts. Good for its style, but of curse CC blows you away with their unique brews.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2010 18:41:54 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AbeFroman for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some nutty aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink but nothing too exciting going on in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 08:32:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am sorry but this is an absolutly wonderful beer. This was my first taste of Cigar City, and I assure you I will be going back for many, many more. Growler was served chilled and poured into a pint glass.

What a wonderful rich pour. Deep dark brown in color with a wonderful tan head on top. Very nice robust look to it, almost a cedar hue to it. The aroma was a big suprise. Rich cocoa and hints of roasted malts. Touches of caramel as well as a light tobacco touch to it. Really huge brown ale here. Smooth, mellow carbonation, rich, creamy profile with each sip having to be savored time, and time again. Lots of rich caramel malts wash across the tongue with the very first sip, and so it begins as the smooth, mellow cocoa notes start to come together and mixed with a light, earthy bitter hoppiness, this was by far the richest taste I could have imagined in a brown ale.

Overall blown away would not be a fair description, more like simply mind numbingly good. I cannot wait to dive into the rest of the lineup!

Serving type: growler

06-14-2009 03:48:05 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Trevor sending me this one.

A: The beer pours a light brown color with some amber notes and a thin layer of off-white head.

S: There is a fair amount of roasted malt for a brown ale as well as plenty of toasted malts. A nice bit of chocolate as well as some dark fruits (cherries) and nuts. Hints of earthy hops on the finish.

T: More chocolate/cocoa than expected with plenty of nuts and toasted bread. Moderate roast with the same earthy hops and just a mild bitterness. Mild fruit flavors and a little bit of molasses.

M: Fairly substantial in terms of body for a 5.5% beer. Medium, smooth carbonation.

O: A good brown ale. One of the better Cigar City beers, actually.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 06:04:54 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Mahogany brown color with a head that drops quickly to an archipelago; curtains of lace, however

Smell: Brown bread,caramel, nuts, chocolate and fruity hop elements

Taste: Brown bread and caramel up front with a growing fruity character becoming apparent by mid-palate; chocolate, vanilla, oats and nuts expand in the finish but the hoppy element remains prominent

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, somwhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Now here is a brown that has tremendous character and balance; first class

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2009 00:35:27 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with deep notes of caramel and light toffee notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some deep caramelized malt with balanced sweetness level and some light toffee notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very well brewed and balanced and malt profile is quite exquisite. Very well done for style I don’t particularly care for.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 03:38:45 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the strong Tampa influence, Cigar City continues to brew contemporary-style ales but with a twist and a turn that harks to the culture of high quality and fresh tobacco. Maduro Brown Ale brings about the smooth earthy taste of well matured soft cigars with fragrant chocolate and toast and a super smooth texture.

Dark brown in color and with a light and fluffy head, the beer carries a very stout-like color, but has the viscosity and head character of something lighter. A fantastic long lasting ivory froth consists of loosely knit bubbles and endures the session well. Styrofoam lacing blankets the glass as the beer fades.

Aromas of toast and walnuts kick things off, but they do so with stern whiffs of dark chocolate, heavy toasted grain, burnt toffee, and a light blackberry-like twang. Where the brown ale doesn't seem as nutty or sweet as most English-style browns, it seems to favor a toastier and stronger American-type of version.

The char of heavily toasted breads lead right into the flavors. French roast coffee flavors stop just shy of espresso and allow a nuttier taste of strong walnuts and bittersweet chocolate to temper the dry almost-roast flavor. Its toffee flavors are also scorches as are the dry grain flavors that attempt to give richness to the taste. The light berry fruit notes are more subtle than the aromas suggest and hide deep behind the coffee bean taste.

The beer's remarkable dryness is evident early on as the strong carbonation carries the malts off into a finish even before the taste is completely understood. Its Belgian-like sprite exacerbates the texture of dryness and gives even more life to the toasty-roasty mouthfeel. Never ashy or astringent, the beer closes with medium warmth, soft powder, and fast fleeting malt richness.

Maduro Brown Ale is a surprisingly dry and effervescent dark ale that's focused in its toasty taste, aroma, and texture. Delicious and effortless on the palate- ideal for nutty parmesean slices or softer earthen cigars.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 05:44:35 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich dark brown with a decent tan head.

S: Some nice roasted and sweet malt, coffee, toffee, chocolate, and hints of vanilla.

T: Fairly sweet with a taste similar to the nose with a litte bit of added bitterness from the roast and a bit of hop delicacy in there as well.

M: Nice and creamy; very smooth.

D: A very nice brown ale, and something I'd love to have regular access to.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 22:07:29 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color and poured with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of nutty and roasted malts in the nose along with some notes of hops.
T: The taste is mainly dominated by flavors of roasted malts with some hints of coffee beans. A mild amount of bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and very smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 23:52:34 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. "SEPT2011" marked on the bottle label.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a moderate-sized, ecru-hued head. Scant lace on the descent.

Smell: Toasted, roasted malts with light notes hinting at semi-sweet chocolate and caramel with, perhaps, a perceived hint of cured brightleaf tobacco.

Taste: Toasty, heartily roasted maltiness with hints of dry chocolate and coffee. Modest amount of dark caramel sweetness. Slight oatmeal nuttiness. Very low fruitiness. Herbaceous, leafy, earthy hops with enough bitterness to keep things balanced. Finishes smooth, fairly dry with a final touch of roast and dehydrated leaves.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, creamyish mouthfeel.

Overall: A nice, competent, malty brown ale. It's no wonder they use it as the base for seemingly hundreds of varieties of alternations, tweaks, and add-ons.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 18:51:14 | More by ChainGangGuy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Thanks to VDubb86 for the unexpected hookup here!

Takin' this one down without a nice maduro cigar... It pours a deep ruby-brown topped by a finger at best of sandy ecru foam. The nose comprises coffee, roasted malts, toasted bread (can't pick out what kind of bread, though), and a touch of light char. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, light maple syrup, toasted caramel, toasted oats, brown sugar, and light coffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a vaguely smooth feel. Overall, a very nice, robust brown, something I wish I had access to at all times 'round here. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 00:41:04 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Eric for this one!

Soft creaminess on the surface, light tan foam ebbs away slowly to the edges, leaving an opaque dark brown body with reddish traces around the edges.

Light husky grain aroma, mild roast, pretty mellow.

More soft creaminess on the palate, oatmeal gives it a pleasant smoothness and creamy feel. Mellow husky bitterness, tobacco leaf and touches of roasted malt. Nice lingering bitterness in the aftertaste, fairly drying, zero sweetness. Overall pretty nice and drinkable with subtle flavors that keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 04:16:41 | More by emerge077
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WesWes

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice, dry roasted scent along with a touch of chocolate malt sweetness. The oatmeal does affect the aroma much. The roasted character dominates. The taste is much the same. It has a delicious dry, roasted character with a touch of sweetness,
only for balance. The hop bitterness is mild at best. The mouthfeel is great. It's a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. The oatmeal adds a bit of depth here. This is a good drinking brown ale. I'm a sucker for that roasted malt flavor as well as a nice oatmeal mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 21:05:57 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gift from Matt, thanks. Beer is brown and mostly clear with a thin off white head of tiny bubbles that leaves very little lacing on the sides of my Bruery tulip. Carbonation low.

Aroma is strong and a mixture of tobacco, nuts, and roast, interesting.

Beer is medium in body and completely fills the palate. The flavors are strong and forward. Nutty, smoky (but not like a rauch), very flavorful tobacco. Beer has a nice mildly bitter but not distracting finish, very drinkable. I would have more of this for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 05:07:06 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, jet black color with a small, tan head of foam. The bubbly head receded to leave patchy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of oats, bready malt and some floral notes.

T - It had a rich malty character with a strong oat flavor. Mild molasses notes with an even milder bitterness. Some nuttiness comes through as it warms.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really good English Brown. Cigar City continues to impress me.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 01:22:29 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to AndrewNations.

Pours a creamy 1/2 finger head that fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing over dark rosy copper brown color.

Nose brings a nice brown malt aroma, plenty of brown sugar and molasses, lots of caramel, some vanilla, caramelized sugars, and a very slight earthy hop character.

Taste starts with some roasty malt characters, a nice porter like flavor but not heavy, some darker toasty brown malts, bit creamy, more brown sugar and molasses, toffee, plenty of caramel and caramelized sugars again, bit of sweetness but not a lot, blended with a slight earthy hop character again, and a bit of a creamy oat taste and feel. A slight bitterness that builds a bit on the finish but never gets big, as well as a bit of dryness and sticky feel on the finish, and lingering caramelized malty flavors and a bit of roast and toffee.

Mouth is medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Drink is great, smooth and slightly creamy, sessionable, nice dark brown malts balanced well with a slight earthy hop character and touch of bitterness, and a bit dry on the finish. The only negative is a slight sticky feel on the finish, but its not enough to really take away from it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 02:00:18 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at the Ravenous Pig; January 2011
The beer is a nice red brown color that shows a clear, deep red hue when held up to the light. The beer is topped by a frothy, pale browned, tan colored head. The nose has a hint of roast character that contributes a definite nuttiness to the nose. It is sweet and malty with a caramel, almost butterscotch like note to it. There is also a hint of herbal hop character to the beer. The fruity aromatics are boosted as the beer warms; it is more berry like (but almost reminds me of brandy at times), but still the brown, toasted whole grain malt character is the central focus of the aroma. The nose of this beer is really nice, I could smell this beer for quite some time.

The flavor has a nutty character to it as well as a touch of roast character in the finish; this last even lingers a bit on the palate after a sip. This has a prickly carbonation as well as a carbonic bite to it in the finish. This has a big, malty, caramel sweetness to it that never gets to be too much. This has a medium’ish body to it that is chewy, but it is still quite quaffable and I can see this pairing quite well with food. The hop character supports the dominant malt character with a firm bitterness and a hint of an herbal edge that gets a bit earthy at times. The spicy caramel corn that is served at The Pig dries out this beer significantly and accentuates the roast malt character a bit. I actually liked the flavor a bit better before the caramel corn. This is actually fairly hoppy for traditional brown ale, but it works really well here as the malt character is quite big. The dark, not quite roasted, caramel malt notes form up the base character in the middle of this beer, which supports all the other flavors that are here.

This beer is really nice; I like the malty brown ale that this is. It is definitely hoppy, but it plays only a supporting role and I could drink a whole lot of this beer; I think I might like this beer as much as I do the Jai Alai. Knowing Joey’s preferences in beer, I can definitely see his hand in this beer; I know he likes a good brown ale. So do I, and this one definitely hits the spot; it is one of the best brown ales I have had in quite some time.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2011 14:39:51 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep looking brownish red color, there was a healthy looking tan head on top of the beer that left some hints of lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is roasted and nutty, has some slight aromas of coffee and grains as well. The taste of the beer is rich with dark sugary sweetness upfront that fades with a bitter roasted aftertaste. The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth, it's semi thick and to me just had a really good body to it. Overall this beer is quite nice and I enjoy picking it up from time to time when I'm in the mood for a good brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 20:15:18 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sebletitje for this one.

Pours a clear but fairly dark ruby hued brown. Thin yellowish tan head. Flavor is slightly sweet and slightly earthy with chalky cocoa tones. It's nutty and earthy. Feel has a decent carbonation and fairly thicker bodied liquid. I wouldn't call this the most interesting brown ale ever, but it still is pretty nice.

Serving type: growler

04-09-2009 07:04:02 | More by RblWthACoz
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mactrail

California

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Lovely amber brown in the wine glass. Tannish head on top with plenty of lacing. Rather coarse mouth feel and light body. But the balance of hops and roasted malt is really outstanding. Kind of a meaty, mushroomy nose, like some Belgian yeast got into the mix. Roasted malt, just a hint of caramel, but not much sweetness. The hops give a woody bitterness that makes this so much better than the style deserves.

Definitely one of the best brown ales I've had. Very deliciously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 23:29:30 | More by mactrail
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

after all the hype on this one, I wanted to like it a lot more than I did. it seems flat, and not as distinct as it was in my head. it had a dark brown color with a buried rusty glow and an inch of off white head that disappears instantly and does not come back. sitting flat in my glass after just a minute, the nose is probably the best feature. its dry, caramel forward English malt and a lathery chocolate body with burnt sugar and slight smoke notes. the flavor hits on all of these, but they just don't come together into a cohesive experience for me. im not getting the nutty, tobacco, or coffee notes everyone else seems to find in this, I just get chocolate malt and an earthy soil element. I like it, don't get me wrong, but this didn't blow my doors off. maybe ill have to try it a little closer to the source, not sure how well this traveled to Colorado... not quite enough carbonation, a little thin on the body, and not as drinkable or unique as i imagined. maybe a victim of my own expectations on this one.

Serving type: can

10-04-2013 22:31:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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barleywinefiend

Washington

2.45/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured brown with good carbonation leaving a nice off white/beige cap, with a 1/4 head leaving some bubbles and light lacing

S: A little on the mute side. Your typical toffee, caramel but that's about all folks.

T: Immediate toffee and light caramel sweetness with an odd and flat taste that starts after immediate taste and then finishes sordove blah..not much flavor, sordove muddy. There was an odd issue with this beer. See Mouthfeel. The finish was dry, light bitterness.

M: Sordove thin, perhaps a tad bit overbarbonated and this beer was leaving a gassy, bubbly type feel on the palate, like the beer was young or had some fermentation issues.

O: I did not finish this beer, five sips and I was done. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 15:38:52 | More by barleywinefiend
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up from Abe's Cold Beer. Quite an interesting brown ale, very unique. There's a fantastic spicy, toasty cocoa, hazelnut character. The oats seem to really amp things up, like with a strong roasted taste on an oatmeal stout. I strongly urge you to check this beer out

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 14:32:12 | More by tempest
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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with an inch of tan head. Moderate carbonation evident and lots of sediment in the glass.

s - Smells of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, light bready malts, and like nuts. Maybe some light wood/oak and vanill as well. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet fruit, wood, and light vanilla. Wood comes out more in the taste than smell.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy body.

d - An easy drinking, pretty good brown ale. I enjoyed the smell a lot and it had a nice feel to it. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 23:27:10 | More by mdfb79
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brass Rail in a tumbler glass.

A: The brown ale is appropriately dark, a thick ale that looks like syrup in my glass (color-wise, not consistency-wise). As a result, it is predictably opaque. A white to off-white head leaves no lace behind.

S: The nose has nut and toffee aromas aplenty, full and warming, without any apparent hop bitterness. Smells like a brown ale.

T: The brown ale is led its maltier factions, resulting in a warming flavor of nuts, toffee and roasted grains. While it comes close, the ale doesn't quite push into porter territory (seems like it might want to, though). The finish heads a chocolate and toffee flavor to linger.

M: The ale is pretty thick (see my porter comment above) but it remains rather light on the palate. Carbonation helps.

D: Maduro is a decent brown ale, one that I'd try again without hesitation. It wasn't, though, mind-blowing in any way.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2009 16:16:20 | More by akorsak
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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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