Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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4/5 rDev +2%
Malty aroma has notes of caramel and cinnamon. It pours a clear mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled light cinnamon-tan head. Lively, malty flavor has notes of cinnamon, cloves and caramel and just a hint of horehound. Smooth, fairly firm texture is a bit powdery and has a good amount of fizz.
03-30-2012 20:31:00 | More by Cyberkedi
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
Cigar City's English Brown.
Watery coffee red-brown with a thin layer of light beige head that was hard to muster up from the pour. Not much lace. 3.5
Smells very much like an English Brown. Nutty and musty with lightly roasted grains. Light roast coffee, cashew, and some vanilla. 3.5
Much more coffee and toastiness in the flavor. Bready and burly. Some metals/hardness in the finish. Hearty and with a spice character. Hints of cinnamon and pine. Malty bitterness evident. Nicely done. 4.0
Very sessionable. Good feel for a brown, if not a little heavy-duty. 3.5
In all honesty, there are some nice nuances in this beer. There's an intriguing spice rack presence which is neither way off-base, nor on-the-money. There's a little sweetness from the grains, but overall balanced and even slightly bitter. It's not a prize, but it's a pretty decent example. 3.5
03-30-2012 04:20:10 | More by thecheapies
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
Beer Review #100!
A - Brown-copper, half finger head, minimal lacing.
S - Brown malts, nutty, plums, lightly toasted grain.
T - Brown malts, light bitter hops, plums, raisons, nutty.
M - Light-medium bodied, low-moderate carbonation.
O - Light, sessionable,(dark) fruitier than I expected.
03-24-2012 21:13:05 | More by Rickythejeweler
4/5 rDev +2%
12 oz bottle. Erin brought it back from Jacksonville.
Appearance: Pours a deep red-brown. Off white head, average retention. Spots of lacing.
Smell: If I smelled it blindly, I'd tell you it was a porter. Rich and malty with chocolate and dark toast. Dark fruit yeast esters in there identify what I assume to be an English yeast.
Taste: Tastes more on the dark fruit ester side, with more of a cocoa powder flavor in the finish. Toasty, nutty, and a little woody in the middle. A bit of a leafy hops flavor too. A little roasted flavor at the end as well.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth, easy drinking beer. A bit less carbonation might add some softness and roundness, but its very good.
Overall: A damn good brown ale. More chocolate and roast than many browns, but overall it has great balanced complexity.
03-24-2012 02:14:59 | More by rapidsequence
2.5/5 rDev -36.2%
ive tasted and never been impressed with brown ales before but i wanted to try one anyways and 1/2 price growlers at whole foods plymouth meeting pa this past friday finally got me to.
that being said, im glad i spent $3 not $6 for this 32 oz growler.
pretty brown beer, nice head. smells ok, nutty. taste follows, malty, nutty. but with a weird, smoky, ashtray like finish, i can see this beer pairing well with a cigar, however im an ex smoker and absolutely cannot tolerate tobacco anymore. the oatmeal makes the mouthfeel terrific, the best part of this beer. but this was not very drinkable for me, took forever to finish this growler.
03-19-2012 15:32:15 | More by B33R501
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
1137th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
Thanks to GuruDel for the bottle
App- A very murky red/brown with some garnet mixed in. A huge head formed even on a careful pour. Presented a 3 finger head deep in khaki and left some great cling.
Smell- Nice smelling brown but a little light with notes of malts, spice, cookies, raisins and chocolate.
Taste- Flavors followed suit from the nose and were more prevalant with some oatmeal raisin cookie and some malts. The further it warmed the more the chocolate notes came out.
Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium-high carbonation level. A little bit of spice, chocolate flavors remained.
Drink- A nice brown. A bit unique even for a base version. I would have this one again. Lush and semi creamy and presented with a good layering in the middle.
03-14-2012 03:16:08 | More by FosterJM
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours a very nice-looking dark brown, with some shiny red coming through in the light. Nice two-finger tan head,with moderate retention and lacing.
Faint malty aromas, with some slight caramel in there. Not much on the nose, as I have to sniff hard to detect what is there.
Very smooth body, thin carbonation levels, with a nice malty, light chocolate flavors. Some presence of nuts and vanilla.
Overall, very smooth and pleasant brown ale.
03-12-2012 22:41:06 | More by happy4hoppybeer
2.65/5 rDev -32.4%
Beer tasteless, almost dead.
Looks pretty visually from the rest but there is little positive to say about it. Would almost think that this beer is the best before date had passed.
Dusty taste, a bit in the trend of cardboard.
Had really expected more, but maybe later a try to find out if there really was nothing wrong with this beer.
03-11-2012 17:15:01 | More by DARIVA
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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