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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

1,693 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,693
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 142
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 zeff80
4/5  rDev +2%

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.

zeff80, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SocalKicks, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

RblWthACoz, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

nickfl, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Kegatron, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Slatetank, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

drabmuh, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

jlindros, Feb 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of WesWes
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

WesWes, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of mactrail
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

mactrail, Jun 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

mendvicdog, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

mdfb79, Jan 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

Gueuzedude, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

MarkyMOD, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

beernads, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

imperialking, Jan 08, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -15.1%

I was at TJ's in Paoli yesterday for "The Scraps" and decided to have a look in the take-away cooler for some beers for New Beer Sunday. I want to get them in early as I have some adventurous types coming by later to drink SA Triple Bock with me.

From the bottle: "Maduro Brown Ale is an all malt brown ale brewed in the Cigar City of Tampa. Maduro pairs well with hearty Cuban foods such as Ropa Vieja and Boliche and it makes a fine accompaniment to a premium cigar."

My pour netted a finger of deep tan head with low retention, falling like Wile E. Coyote off of a cliff. Color was a slightly hazy deep brown. Nose had a smoky milk chocolate character, sweet with a slightly smoky tang. Mouthfeel was medium and it was very sweet on the tongue, like sweet chocolate along with a strawberry flavor. I would NOT be pairing this with an actual Maduro cigar, but perhaps one with a lighter wrapper and taste. Finish continued to be on the sweet side with a light sourness on the extreme finish. Color me not a fan.

woodychandler, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of weeare138
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%

on tap at Capone's...
Appears a dark brown chestnut with a small white capthat dloly fades. Scattered bits are left around the glass.
Smell is of toasted malt, cocoa, toffee, and fresh bread.
Taste is of fresh espresso, cocoa, roasted nuts, and toffee.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly tart finish.

weeare138, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of yourefragile
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

On tap at Canal St in Reading.

Pours a clear, dark amber brown with a large frothy tan head that has weak retention and leaves a few streaks of dry lacing. Aroma is dominated by dry oatty and nutty notes with very little sweetness or malt presence. Flavor is a slightly more interesting blend of a rich caramel malty body with strong smooth nuttiness. Mouthfeel is very thick, smooth and chewy like an oatmeal stout with strong, fine carbonation. Finish is dry and oatty with a slight bittersweet pinch. A nice brown but nothing exceptional.

yourefragile, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a dark, cloudy brown colour, with a massively frothy head of large-inconsistent beige. It's pillowy, cloud-like and is going to be a pain to chew through. Body is quite light, and a little insipid. Holds little to no carbonation. Overall, it looks a little bit unappealing.

Chocolate and roast, with dark fruits on the nose. Some dusky cocoa, peanut brittle and some organic, earthy notes, like rich, loamy soil. There's a whiff of coffee in there as well, but it's well behind everything else. Overall, though. It smells pretty nice.

Taste is light and a little spritzy on the entry: this bottle seems to be a little too carbonated, meaning the flavours have to develop after the attack of fizz on the front. Once they come through, they're rather pleasant: mild roast coffee, rounded husky nuttiness, and a touch of that loaminess mingling with a slight English hop bitterness on the back. It's a little tannic more than crisp with hops as it finishes.

Feel suffers substantially from the carbonation, which is very much too heavy.

Overall, this is decent enough, but too carbonated: I'll try it again some time in a smoother form, where I'm sure it will be rather pleasant.

lacqueredmouse, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,693 ratings.