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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

1,783 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 593
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 147
Gots: 205 | 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:
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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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Thanks to VDubb86 for the unexpected hookup here!

Takin' this one down without a nice maduro cigar... It pours a deep ruby-brown topped by a finger at best of sandy ecru foam. The nose comprises coffee, roasted malts, toasted bread (can't pick out what kind of bread, though), and a touch of light char. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, light maple syrup, toasted caramel, toasted oats, brown sugar, and light coffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a vaguely smooth feel. Overall, a very nice, robust brown, something I wish I had access to at all times 'round here. Good times.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Dang, this is a pretty dark looking brown ale, and the head falls flat almost instantly. However, there is a little lacing and the head does regenerate quickly after a gentle swirl.
When held to a light the beer moves from dark brown to garnet to a watery looking, light brown ale. The head falls down to a consistent halo around the edges while drinking.

Smell:
This is definitely not what I expected from this beer. It's got a fruity yeast nose, with a monster punch of acetaldehyde, or green apples. This is one of the first dark beers I've had that really capitalizes on this specific off-flavor.

Taste:
The first sensations I get are chocolate and tobacco (surprise, surprise). This is a relatively dry beer with less sweetness than expected. Considering the beers huge amount of carbonation, it's hard not to get a milky, creaminess as well.
The taste is distinct and different from other brown ales I've had thus far.

Mouthfeel:
The beer has a light body and is relatively dry in comparison to most brown ales that try and ramp up their sugary sweetness. There is a tremendous amount of carbonation that flushes my senses as well as cleans off my palate. Maybe I'm used to syrupy brown ales, but I'm not sure I like the twist on this style.

Overall:
Very inexpensive beer with tremendous drinkability. The beer offers a new experience in regards to brown ales and I can't wait to pair it with a cigar. I would recommend this beer to most people and would love to try it aged on cedar.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown that borders on black with a thin, brown head that quickly fades. The nose has notes of brown sugar, cigar, and faint coffee. The flavor is woody and earthy up front similar to a cigar and slightly nutty followed by a sweet but bitter espresso, caramel finish. The finish is incredibly dry but smooth with little carbonation.

This is a nice change of pace for a brown ale. I like the woody, cigar-like notes and I like the brown sugar notes as well. The flavor profile is great. The mouthfeel is a bit dry which makes the flavor leave the palate a little early. Overall, a great brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a 3 floyds pint glass, sharred with a fellow BA.

A- Pours a ½ finger off white head that dissipates to nothing, some bubbles on the side of the glass, no apparent lacing, not the most attractive beer.
S- The smell is very mellow, oats come out, dark malts, smells a bit watered down.
T- Interesting tasting beer, big oat characteristics come out, dark malts, bready notes, sweet bitterness?
M- Medium/light mouth feel, decent carbonation, clean finish.
O- Easy drinkability, not a lot going on, glad to try it once, would not go out of my way to buy it.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of afdempse
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown beer with a tan head. Bubbles in the head are very fine, and eventually form a thin veil over the surface. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smells of sweet brown malts, light caramel and brown sugar. A faint earthy scent also.

Mellow maltiness and roasted nutty flavors are in the spotlight here. Mineral earthiness rounds things out, with a slightly bitter finish. Toast and grain linger after the finish.

Smooth, full mouthfeel but not thick. Good carbonation and a mostly clean, semi-dry finish.

A very nice brown ale. Certainly an above-average take on the style.

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4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a moderately deep brown, some reddish highlights when held to the light, and good clarity. Tan head is creamy, exhibits better than decent retention, and leaves some lace in its wake. Nice looking beer.

smells toasty, slight cocoa powder and richer chocolate. background caramel and a darker sort of toffee, mild yeast notes. Nice, moderately rich, clean. Light alcohol aroma as it warms and what seems to be a light herbal/flowery hop aroma. Enticing.

Sweet malt up front, then toasty and increasingly roasted until a dry roasty flavor finishes and lasts into the aftertaste. No hop flavor, but the smooth hop bitterness manages to seem a bit spicy. Moderate depth of flavor and easy-drinking, increased by the dry finish. Not too sweet or rich, but far from thin.

no astringency and generally pleasant across the palate, moderately high carb for style but nothing too crazy. This bottled example lacks the ridiculous smooth body of the version I had on tap a week or two ago, but is still a very solid beer nonetheless. Little to no alcohol warmth.

great stuff I'd revisit any day. Thanks Wayne!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.