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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,822 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 150
Gots: 216 | FT: 7
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009

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
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Ratings: 1,822 | Reviews: 601
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of emerge077
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown body with one finger of persistent, light brown head that leaves good lace on the glass.

S - Strong, malty aroma with notes of dark caramel, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Almost porter like.

T - Lots of dry, malty character up front with caramel and nutty toffee. It gets toasty towards the finish with some coffee/ mocha flavors and a hint of smoke.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A very nice and unusually toasty brown ale. The malt is rich and the roasted notes add a lot of interest. It finishes quite dry and this helps highlight the darker malt character without ever becoming astringent.

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +2%

Solid brown at 5.50 a can not a bad markup considering it's typically not available in Pittsburgh. This pours dark almost black when held toward the light I get a deep mahogany hue with light beige head, fine speckled lacing lines the sides of my glass. Aroma dark fruit, hints of cocoa, a touch of iced coffee, and roasted nuts. Flavor light tobacco earthy dank quality, tea leaves, dark chocolate dryness more like cocoa powder, and a hint of nutty coffee. Mouthfeel medium bodied dry finish nearly perfect brown ale, perfect level of natural dark roasted malt sweetness dark malts and low IBU level dry out the finish with tannic tea and tobacco notes. Overall highly impressive flagship beer from the folks at Cigar City!

Photo of Slatetank
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Al's of Hamdpen, poured chilled into my DFH shaped glass.

A good deep brown color like dark tobacco w/ translucent clarity and deep red hues accenting. The rocky ecru cream tops the brown w/ lots of lacing left on the glass, the bead is average sized. The aroma is roasty w/ lots of woody and light fruity scents. The slight tart ester is balanced by an element of sweetned coffee w/ mild brown sugar and vanilla elements and oatmeal cream cake smell which is sweet and toasty. The feel is semi sweet and smooth w/ light tang of yeast and a slight creamy texture from the oatmeal w/ light bitterness and medium body. The feel finishes with a semi-dry quality.

This brown tastes good w/ very flavorful malt and roasted which leads to a sweet caramel malt middle. The light woody and nutty elements are nice for contrast w/ a slight toasted taste and semi dry herbal essence. The taste has very creamy roundness and a slight hint of tobacco too or am I imagining it?, The woodiness of the hops and dark malt may just add that to the flavor. The beer is pretty impressive with substantial drinkability and for a 5.5% beer seems pretty full with smoothness from oatmeal and yet a nice clean yeast taste.

Photo of mactrail
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of drabmuh
4.32/5  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.

Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesWes
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.