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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

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88
very good

1,691 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,691
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 140
Gots: 176 | FT: 7
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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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

Sammy, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

t0rin0, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +2%

djrn2, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

Thorpe429, May 05, 2010
Photo of nmann08
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a dark mahogany brown, hues of dark red. Very still beer. Pours with a big fluffy white head, that disappears immediately, leaving no lacing, and little carbonation.

The nose is heavy toffee, dark chocolate, caramel, molasses. Espresso is there, but faint.

Taste is watered down, like ice melted in it. Taste is similar to the nose, but most flavors are muted, not one really expresses itself. Finishes with Earthy hops, which is unique.

Medium-bodied, finishes bone dry.

Overall, this is a good beer, but not as good as when they first started making it.

nmann08, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -23.5%

acurtis, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

metter98, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

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

brentk56, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2%

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.

BEERchitect, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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!

mikesgroove, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +2%

Texasfan549, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

womencantsail, Aug 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

ygtbsm94, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%

A: single finger head with a brown body containing red hues

S: musty sweetness and caramel.

T: sweet with caramel and toasted malt with hints of nut and chocolate.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth

Overall: This may be my second favorite brown, first being brookyln brown. I really liked this one and would like to try more of their other beers that use this as its foundation.

kylehay2004, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +2%

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.

Knapp85, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

TMoney2591, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

emerge077, Feb 22, 2012
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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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