Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
A: Pours a dark brown with a finger of khaki head that recedes into a thin layer with little lacing.
S: Some dry, sweet cocoa aromas up front followed by sweet bubblegum or candy sugar-like notes. Sweet nutty aromas are also present.
T: Roasted malts up front with some slightly bitter chocolate flavors. A semi-sweet nutty flavor follows mixed with a sweeter, bubblegum and candy sugar flavor. The finish is fairly dry and slightly bitter.
M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is slightly watery and could use a thicker body.
O: A good brown ale, overall, with a nice mix of nutty and chocolaty flavors and aromas. It's a bit watery and doesn't have much depth, but is still tasty for a beer with a relatively low abv.
12-13-2011 03:44:41 | More by n2185
3.38/5 rDev -13.8%
Having a good friend in Tampa has really got my curiousity peaked. This is my 1st sampling from Cigar City, consider it an intro for Cigar City's tap take-over at Blind Tiger this week.
A-this is a dark brown beer, very dark and very brown. There is a one finger tan head that leaves behind some nic creamy lacing.
S-it smells dank and earthy with a bit of choclate sweetness. The smell makes you want to drink this stuff, very inviting.
T-very powerful roast nut and earthy notes. Has kind of a pants-that-can-stand-on their-own sorta. More of a weak porter than a brown ale.
M-oily and alcohol aftertaste but a solid level of carbonation helps. Feels a bit lighter at the finish.
O-a potent example from a respected southern brewery. I bet the have some delicious barrel age beers.
12-11-2011 23:58:16 | More by unclejazz
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Draft pour into pint glass for $6.50. Sampled 9/5/10.
A: Served with a finger and a half of creamy/frothy head, light brown in color. A few sips in and already the head is laying down some serious sheets of lace, completely uninterrupted. The body is very dark brown with just a bit of ruby-amber edges showing through. A thin film remains on top and the sheets of lace become riddled with holes.
S: The nose is lightly roasted with dark bready malts, chocolate and grain. Oatmeal is definitely noticeable. Light hop aromas are grassy and herbal, complimenting the grain bill very well.
T: Dark bread, earthy with hints of smoked leather and doughy yeast. Semi fruity with read raisin leading the way, perhaps some underlying baked apple and subtle spice contributions of cardamom, anise and clove. Low bitterness and a very slight sour lactose quality.
M: The mouthfeel leans toward the full side of medium. Smooth body but the biting carbonation is probably a touch too aggressive. Sweet up front end with a dry finish. The oatmeal helps to round out the texture.
D: [Drinkability] Highly drinkable. Cigar City has added a degree of excitement to an otherwise rather mundane style. An excellent take on an American Brown Ale.
12-10-2011 17:11:10 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
3.13/5 rDev -20.2%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Served at about 55 degrees f.
A: Pours quickly and easily without much of a head. What head there is, is simply a fizzle of sea foam.
S: Smells of wet earth and dirty tobacco. Don't detect any special fruityness or hops on the nose.
T: Meh. Underwhelmed. The flavor is like wet leather crossed with tobacco. The middle is wet horseblanket with very little hops presence. Definite nuttyness hits the back.
M: Softly carbonated, starts and finishes wet on the tongue. Not crisp, more of a coating beer that would do better paired with a meal than consumed solo.
O: It's a funky example of a brown. I could picture drinking this while chewing on a cohiba cigar. I caught no banana esters or diacetyl apple on my bottles. No signs of infection.
12-10-2011 01:51:52 | More by Aiptasia
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
purchased at EuroMarket in Queens, NYC. this is my first Cigar City brew.
poured into a tulip, a hazy dark brown, kind of looks like a belgian dark ale. nice even head, dissipates quickly.
smells of green apples and oatmeal.there's a definite nuttiness. i
extremely bright toasted oatmeal and green apple taste. dark malts balance everything out in the middle. of course there's the nuttiness. the after taste reminds me of maraschino cherries dipped in bourbon.
light carbonation. great aftertaste.
overall a very funky darn brown. it's got a great balance of nuttiness, oatmeal, toasted flavors and bite.
12-06-2011 21:48:27 | More by LeoPanna
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
A: The beer pours a nice dark brown with a thin, half finger thick head.
S: The smell is amazing. I am getting a lot of coffee and bitter chocolate notes. Also getting a nice amount of roasted malt.
T: This has a nice amount of caramel, chocolate, coffee and some sweet raisin. It is very tasty and has a lot going on.
M: The beer is pretty crisp and makes you feel fun. It is not a bad mouthfeel, but it could be a little smoother.
O: This is the best Brown Ale I have ever had. It taste so good and I wish I could get ahold of a lot more of this.
12-04-2011 05:32:46 | More by gtermi
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours a dark brown color with just a hint of red. Medium off-white head. Scent is quite interesting...not like a typical brown ale. I get some distinct green apple and melon aromas with a hint of vanilla. Very malty, and a little funky at the same time. Taste is...yep..I'm thinkin I understand the strange aroma. I'm thinkin this beer is a bit infected. Initially I get a slightly funky/tart green apple flavor immediately followed by some earthy hops. Then I get some very nice malt flavors with just a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Melon and tropical flavors with just a bit of nutty and coffee flavors at the end. If this beer is infected, I think it should stay this way. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is a bit overly carbonated...kinda like club soda. Drinkability is high. Overall, American brown ales are not really my thing, but this is definitely one of the better one's I've had. Possible infection could be key to me liking this one so much.
12-04-2011 05:29:53 | More by DovaliHops
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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