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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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88
very good

1,783 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 593
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 147
Gots: 206 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

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3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a semi-viscous medium brown, not much head but does leave a few bubbles and lacing.

S - Definitely on the sweet side but not artificial by any means. Nice toasted aroma and wonderful nuttiness.

T - Again, a sweet brown ale but done very well. A very pronounced nutty flavor, slightly buttery, light caramel, and just the faintest hint of hops. Finishes with an awesome walnut-like flavor.

M - Medium body with just enough carbonation. Flavors last and it's way too easy to drink in my opinion, but at 5.5% you can drink a few no problem.

O - Is it my favorite CCB beer? No. But that doesn't mean it's not great. Plus it serves as the backbone to several CCB offerings. A must try for the style for sure.

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