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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 1,692
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 142
Gots: 176 | 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:
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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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Puterguru, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

I had this at ChurchKey in DC on their Cigar City day. Madura Oatmeal Brown is a delicious brown ale. Warm and malty with some hops to keep things interesting.

A: Black color (in the dark lighting) with decent lacing. 4.5

S: Hoppy and little sour. Weird. 3.5

T: Hoppy with some roastiness. Lovely smooth warm malty flavour. 4.5

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4.5

vandemonian, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of cavedave
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

A nice looking dark brown beer with reddish cast is topped by 3 fingers of dark beige head that kicks down to a nice cap that lasts for the ride.

Chocolate and roasty and sweet and tart yeasty aroma, full of grainy goodness and very enticing.

Full flavored for a brown, it starts with bready sweet, quickly picks up some nice roast, bitter hop, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and ends with the bitter rising and the sweet balancing it well.

Easy drinking and creamy from the oats, nicely viscous, though, with a clean flavor profile and excellent finish.

One of the better browns I've tasted. Highly recommended, especially for lovers of the style.

cavedave, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

againstelegies, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of 57md
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Light brown with an orange hue to it. There was some retention to the one finger of beige head and it left a bit of lacing on the glass. There is some light cider to the nose, which is a bit odd for this style. The upfront taste is bready, but surprisingly thin, especially in the finish. This was my first Cigar City offering; I have heard positive things about this brewery, but this beer left me a bit disappointed.

57md, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

whallgren, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

taigor, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Hobokenbeerluvr, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

mdillon86, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

Gtg642, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

ediaz, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

ygtbsm94, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

zachariaIPA, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of HalfFull
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a pint glass from a standard 12 oz. bottle. Shows a clear amber brown with half an inch of tan foam. Offers decent retention and some light lacing.

Nose is clean and bright and reminds me of an English Brown given the clean malt notes and some subtle dark fruit and nutty chocolate influences. Touch of hops compliments the malt bill quite well.

Flavor is English again, clean and with a touch of grainy texture on the finish, which lingers fairly well. Feel is full and balanced thought not as creamy as I would expect from the oats factor and not as creamy as I've had on tap. I wonder if nitrogen was involved with that memory??

Overall a pretty solid brew. Quaffable and full of flavor, bright and complex. Reminds me of Alesmith's Nautical Nut Brown in a way though finishing with a bit more sweetness.

HalfFull, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of hdelavega
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a deep rich brown with slight red hues against the light, thin light tan head, nice lacing.
Pretty sweet nose, chocolate, hazel nut, carmal malt, some earthy tobacco in there too.
Taste follows the nose with a little less sweetness. The earthiness comes through a little more, defiantly a big malty presence, a little cocoa in the body.
The body is actualy pretty thin considering the sweetness. Nice medium carbonation, good coating, lots of lingering flavors.
Not a bad brown. A little sweet, but pretty solid.

hdelavega, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of vtfan77
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

A- Deep chestnut brown with about half an inch of head. Head dissipates rather quickly.

S- Lots of rich, chocolaty and caramelly malts with a slight metallic twang. Smells a bit like a tootsie roll.

T- A touch of sweetness upfront before an assertive bitterness kicks in. Strong malty flavors of caramel and dark bread are nearly equaled by an earthy bitterness. Toasty and slightly burnt flavors appear on the aftertaste and are reminiscent of coffee.

M- Surprisingly thin, on the light side of medium. Pretty high in carbonation.

This is a pretty good brown ale. I've had better, but this was decent. I could have done with a little less bitterness and a little more body. I wouldn't mind pairing it with a cigar like the label suggests. It's probably strong enough to stand up to one. It's certainly worth a try if you can find it.

vtfan77, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

mjaggers, Nov 22, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: When poured it it is a dark brown color, when held up to the light it appears a dark cherry color. When poured into a half liter glass there was little head which was a brown color, and dissipated quickly.

S: Caramelized Brown sugar

T: Cocoa is the first hint that i tasted, brown suigar, slightly earthy at the end and a mild after taste of cocoa.

M: creamy clean and crisp.

O: I enjoyed this beer it is an easy sit down beer great for the holiday season.

Serving type: 500ml Glass

Microbrewtaster, Nov 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

muletrane, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

animal69, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

djrn2, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

paulys55, Nov 20, 2011
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,692 ratings.