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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

1,801 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 148
Gots: 213 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviews adjusted for 2013 Can opened in Aug 2013. Much better!

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Original review (scores for the original review were replaced by the new review)

Jan 2012 bottle, opened Aug 2012.

A - Waaaayyyy over carbonated. Foam explodes out of the glass as you pour it. Khaki colored head, par retention and low lace. Bright mud mahogany brown.

S - Funky twang on the nose; dry cardboard, a faint note of vinegar, brown sugar, and black tea.

T - The over-carbonation reeks havoc on the flavor profile. Even after swirling the brew around a bit to try to knock out some of the gas, seltzer was still a dominant flavor. Behind the bubbles there's macadamia nuts, a nutmeg and caramel center, and a burnt coffee finish.

M - High carbonation, dry, and a relatively light body.

O - An unfortunate bottling error with the carbonation leaves this brew with a relatively muted/dull flavor profile.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade, poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice rich, dark deep hazelnut brown nearly black with a good heavy 3 finger light mocha head that leaves behind thick, sticky side lacing and a dense blanket. Quite nice.

S - Nice oatmeal notes here along with good chocolate and roasted malts. Light caramel sweetness, almost cookie like. Quite nice.

T - Nice bitter roast with smooth oatmeal and chocolate, almost like a stout or a porter. Very interesting and tasty for an english brown. Lots of nice almost burnt roast with like caramel sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is awesome. Super silky and velvety, though slightly slightly thin.

O - Overall this was a surprisingly good beer. Really like the almost stout/porter qualities this beer has. Very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single 12 oz bottle of this yesterday at a Publix in Sarasota, FL, as I am currently on vacaton there with my wife and family. So glad I am finally getting to try soemthing from this brewery! I can't get their stuff up in Cleveland, OH where I live, but I have heard nothing but very good things about this brewery and their beer. Poured into a pint glass, this beer pours a clear, medium brown color with a copper/amber glow/hue when held up to the light, along with lots of little bubbles hurrying up to the surface of the beer. The slightly tan/off white head is about an inch thick when first poured, eventually settling to a very nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass, along with bits of spotty surface foam here and there on the surface of the beer. The lacing leaves soemthing to be desired though. Aromas of roasted nut, oatmeal caramel malt, and a hint of coffee and chocolate. Has a great roasted nut and coffee flavor upfront followed by some caramel, cocoa, and oatmeal. Wonderful! No discernible hop presence here for my palate, but there is one other flavor that immediately hit the back of my tongue after the first step and lingered for a very long time after I had finished my last sip. I only described it as a burnt cigar taste. That burnt cigar taste of flavorful tobacco one gets on the back of their tongue after having been puffing on a cigar of their choice for awhile. One of the things I know this brewery is known for is using the wood from humidors to age their beers in, No other brewery that I know of is doing such a thing. That flavor is very distinct as any fellow cigar smokers here will also know, and I've never experienced that kind flavor in my life ever when drinking a beer until now. And no, I had not been smoking a cigar with this beer or been around anyone smoking a cigar when drinking this beer, or even done either of those 2 things anytime in the past 16 days mind you before drinking this beer. It didn't say on the label of my bottle that this beer specfically was aged in humidor wood or antyhing else of the sort, but I tell you that a very distinct cigar flavor is present in this beer I enjoyed. Has a crisp and smooth,medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Excellent drinkability. A most impressive beer here!

Eric

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3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber brown to brown. Mild carbonation and a slight head that quickly dissipates. No noticeable lacing.

Smell: Strong smell of espresso up front and toasted malts throughout.

Taste: Thin and perhaps overly sweet, with hints of coffee. No chocolate to speak off.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but a lingering bit of carbonation at the end.

Drinkability: High. With only 5.5 ABV I can see putting back quite a few of these at a sitting.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours hazelnut brown with a robust tan head that retains masterfully. This is a really pretty brew. The head leaves thick collars of lacing.

S-Oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie dough. Sugar cookies too. Lightly nutty. Light coffee and milk chocolate. Not incredibly intense but unique and very pleasing.

T-Great cookie flavors. Oatmeal choco-chip cookie dough is my best description. Light nuts and cocoa powder. Light roast coffee. Molasses and brown sugar with a long toasty finish.

M-Feels bigger than a sub 6% ABV brew. Quite creamy. Massaging carbonation. A bit chewy.

O/D-I enjoyed this one. If I could get this regularly I could see myself drinking this a lot. I could see this going perfectly in several different scenarios. Would pair well with a ton of food too.

Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.