Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

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Ratings: 1,768
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 146
Gots: 204 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very big "Thank you!" to output01x for this beer, and several of my latest reviewed beers as well.

I poured this one a little over zealously and got over two fingers of light tan head that started out fizzy and ended foamy. The retention on this baby was really good, and a decent attempt at lacing was noted. The body was a nice deep mahogany brown.

Delicious malt and banana are the first aromas noted. A little toffee and coffee and an ever so slight grassiness help round out the nose.

Malt is the first noted flavor. Then banana comes out to say "hi!" and finally a bit of caramel and coffee top it off.

Medium bodied is the name of the game. It isn't sticky, doesn't leave a film and isn't particularly drying. When a sip is taken, it flows very smoothly, allowing you to get the flavors and refreshes, washing down clean.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve oz bottle into a pint glass. Part of a mix/six pack.

Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a ring of foam (none sits in the middle). Caramel, toffee smell. Quite malty, light sweet nutty taste. Much caramel. Chewy and with vanilla. Some chocolate pokes through in the finish. Very small bitter at the close. Fuller bodied than most brown ales, another good Cigar City brew.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a ruby red tint in the light. One finger heaad with lace. It's aroma is of chocolate, toast, nuts, and a hint of smoke. The flavor has notes of dark chocolate, oatmeal with molasses, roasted malt, and a mild hoppy bitterness comes through in the finish. The mouthfeel is full, smooth, and creamy. Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale is a very good beer, complex, and balanced. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maduro pours a dark brown color with a frothy head on top. The foam fades quickly to a thin sheet on the beer leaving behind a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty and rich with notes of nuts, caramel malt and coffee.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth, with a watery feel. moderate carbonation. The flavor is malty and full of caramel malt,nuts, bread, and toffee. It finishes dry with a mild bitterness. Once gone the caramel and toffee linger on the palate.

Very tasty easy drinking brown ale. Well done!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mfavoino
2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First time trying a Cigar City beer. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Super rich brown color that is nearly black. Thin off head head that recedes to almost nothing.

Smell: Weak roasted malt flavors and maybe coffee. Smells watery.

Taste: Nice roasted malts as it hit my palate, but a strong tobacco flavor overcame everything. Couldn't help but notice the tobacco and it really turned me off. Not my cup of tea.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: The tobacco flavor was too pronounced and noticeable for me to pick out and enjoy any of the other flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with dark crimson hues towards the edge of the glass. A light half finger of cream head disappears pretty quickly.

The nose is roasty, reminds me of a rich, brown ale with hints of coffee. Faint hints of an anise like flavor.

The flavor follows a good brown ale. Lots of roasted barley characteristics, smooth oat character. Not a lot of bitterness, the roasted malt certainly takes center stage in this one. There is a lingering sweet, bittersweet flavor; similar to what I got in the nose with a black licorice, anise flavor

The mouthfeel is remarkably rich and creamy. The carbonation seems a bit sharp. It almost overpowers the rich malt backbone.

Overall, a very drinkable brown ale. Pretty textbook for the most part with a few good characteristic flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

12 oz bottle brought back from Florida

A- Slightly translucent dark brown, average carbonation, pretty much no head. Layered lacing that dissipates over time. Slightly below average carbonation.

S- Nuts, caramel, malts, a little bit of espresso.

T- Nutty, slightly sweet, caramel, hints of espresso, toffee, chocolate, etc..

M- Medium bodied, nicely balanced between flavors, drinkable, easily sessionable.

O- This was a great brown ale. Nice nutty taste balanced with a sweet caramel taste. One of the better brown ales I've tried, but probably not my all time favorite. Easily drinkable and definitely recommended. Would buy again when I'm in Florida.

Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,768 ratings.