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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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1,637 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,637
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 133
Gots: 162 | FT: 7
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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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Photo of srhoadsy


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

An excellent brew by the guys in Tampa. Start to finish this beer is a treat. Even with a gentle pour it has a slowly building light brown head. Medium carbonation with excellent mouthfeel. Aroma is of caramel, coffee and malt with a slight earthy/floral background. Taste is very malty, bready with a strong hint of coffee. This beer has a fair amount of alcohol flavor and effect for a 5.5 ABV brew, it warms the throat and chest better than many of the so called winter warmers I've tried. Color is a very dark brown with a tint of amber. Any darker and maltier this could be classified as a stout or porter. This beer is also very affordable, as far as craft beers go. All around a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 04:32:12 | More by srhoadsy
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery brown color with cap of khaki colored head. Scent has a slight charachter of spicy rye before the carmel malts and earthy hops come through. Taste begins with an earthy, muddy flavor, again note of spicy rye, the carmel malts are nice and bready and not too sweet. Fuller side of medium bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel with some eathyness to it. A ver nicely done American brown.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2010 14:51:39 | More by rfgetz
Photo of beerman207


4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks again to Bamadog for the hookup here. Not usually a fan of a Brown Ale but based on my first swig of this, I have a feeling this may change.

A: Dark brown with no real head to speak of

S: Peanut, malt, chocolate, hazlenut, very nutty

T: Chocolate, peanut, some smoke?, wow - this is a brown ale?

M: Easy to drink, Medium carbonation

D: No doubt -this is the best brown ale I've ever had. Great brew from CC

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 03:43:28 | More by beerman207
Photo of sweethome


4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from bottle on family trip to The Mouse - purchased at Knightly Beverage on OBT.

Pour is a rich brown color, hazy, unfiltered look. Light tan head. Nose of carmel malts, brown sugar.

Nice big, flavorful entry. Rich carmel malts explode on the palate. Complex maltiness. The Maduro name fits - it is rich, full and worthy of a good cigar. Backing of roast malts, chocolate, roast, and a hint of wood or leather.

The hops seem to add a spicy note.

Well done. Perhaps the best and most complex brown ale I have had in five years+.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 03:24:52 | More by sweethome
Photo of AdamBear


3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-thick dark creamy brown. thin light tan head

S-hardly a scent at all. i'm getting some molasses though. it just smells weak to me. but i have to add, the smell comes out the more you drink it.

T-well at least the taste is stronger. it hits with a thick taste of molasses. it fades in to a good coffee taste that is unfortunately accompanied by a bitter tanginess.

M-medium to light carbonation and slightly creamy

D-well it does go down easily and its not a pain to drink but i'm not going to be ordering another one any time soon

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2010 05:27:14 | More by AdamBear
Photo of whisperjet


4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: Dark chocolate brown, light amber towards the bottom. A finger of cream colored head that sticks pretty lacy.

s: Large doses of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. A hint of alcohol. Very nice roasted malt that gives the nose a pleasant thickness.

t: Very rich malty flavor with nice alcohol twinge. Chocolaty and sugary with a bitter bite from the coffee.

m: Nicely carbonated to bring out the flavor. Rich and full bodied, coats the mouth well.

d: overall a really nice beer. I think I chose a sub-par bottle because I have had this brew before and was really wowed by it. But, either way it still has a really nice drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 04:51:02 | More by whisperjet
Photo of 3FaveryRogue


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

Big thanks to kButler for this "extra" in our in-person trade @ D-Day. Glad I had a can of Daisy Cutter to toss his way for this. Been dying to crack this one open.

By style:

[L] Maduro pours a rich brown color into glass. Caramel towards bottom of glass. It appears to be non-clear, with ruby edges, and a gorgeous tan/brown top. Even the slightest swirl kicks up a good amount of foam. Laces the glass well.

[S] Beautiful nose of nuts, oats, caramel, chocolate, creamed coffee. Solid brown aroma. No stale notes either, as I'm not sure how old this is. At least a month in the fridge before this.

[T] Damn delicious beer. Upfront taste of caramel and some malty sweetness. Mid body presents chocolate, coffee and oatmeal, before more oats and coffee on finish. Roasty linger. Hits just about all you could expect for a brown.

[F] Feels pretty watery, but for the amount of flavor packed into such a light bodied beer, I can't complain. Carbonation is perfect. Finishes only a slight bitter.

[D] This beer is the definition of drinkability in the ABA category. Not sugary, nor hoppy. Not boring. Not boozy. Not a palate killer. Not filling. Easy going, and flavorful enough to keep you interested in the nuances over a few bottles. Not sure how this is packaged, but a 6 pack + wouldn't be out of the question. In the same market, this would probably be up there with BBB.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 14:12:45 | More by 3FaveryRogue
Photo of ScottyC


4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

App. - Pours black (amber in direct light). Has a thin head. 3.5/5

Aroma - Woody and roasty. Earthy and almost tobacco-like smell. Rich and dense. Very nice. 4.5/5

Taste - Follows the aroma well. Woody and rich. A tad smoky. Roasty. Big on malty flavors. Minimal hop flavor except for a little earthiness. I can see why they say this accompanies a cigar. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel - Smooth almost has a chewiness. Exceptional. 5/5

Drinkability - Tastiness keeps it going down! 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 01:27:57 | More by ScottyC
Photo of TheFightfan1


4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a murky brown. Maybe a bit more ruby. Light tan colored heading. Disaptes very quickly to a thin covering.

Smell is mostly roasted malts a touch of cinnamon perhaps? and a decent cedar aroma. Very earthy.

Taste is amazing. Same roasted goodness as in the nose.Chocolate,coffee and a spicey kick. Finishes with a beautiful oak.

Mouth is medium bodied with great carbonation. Tremendous creamy texture and nice lingering chocolate-oakiness.

Another score from Cigar City.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 21:07:45 | More by TheFightfan1
Photo of bamadog


4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received a couple of these in a recent trade with sorelenator, and am quite pleased with this offering. I'm not a huge fan of brown ales, but this one is quite exceptional. Review is from notes taken on 11/19/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark mahogany brown color; starts with a 1 and 1/2 finger, creamy, light tan head with solid retention that slowly fades to a thin, but very uneven, cap; body is dark, but mostly clear and it does show some light coming through and allows one to see some moderately strong carbonation; plenty of spots and swaths of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Smell is full of malt, with a nutty earthiness to it; bit o a slight burnt roastiness to it as well; a slight bit of chocolate or cocoa sneaks in there as it continues to warm.

Taste: Plenty of the nuttiness mentioned in the nose that is reminiscent of walnuts; slight burnt roast as well lies underneath; a sweetness that is a little earthy and very "natural" is left behind too; a slight cocoa/chocolate flavor starts to sneak in as it continues to warm in the glass.

Mouthfeel: Body is between light and medium in weight; carbonation is spot on -- very present but not remotely sharp; a thin, sticky and moist coating is left all over the roof of the mouth; overall, it's a very smooth drinking beer.

Drinkability: This is a very easy drinking beer -- nice smells and flavors and a body that isn't really going to weigh anyone down; a very moderate ABV of 5.5% makes it easy to get through as well; not something that I think I'd want on a warm day, but flavors are fitting for cooler weather.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 20:04:09 | More by bamadog
Photo of dirtylou


4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, Rattle & Hum NYC

cellphone notes

appearance: served in a shaker pint, deep mahogany body, light tan lace

smell: oatmeal cookies, milk chocolate, caramel, bready, some dark fruits

taste: I couldn't pass up an opportunity at my first Cigar City beer, in NY no less. The oatmeal/chocolate flavors complimented the brown ale base nicely. Creamy caramel, tobacco, toffee, dark bread and light roasted malts. Nice.

mouthfeel: creamy medium body

drinkability: good

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2010 14:35:05 | More by dirtylou
Photo of STEG

New York

4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark deep brown/scarlett hue into a snifter.

A semi vigorous pour leaves a 1 inch light sand colored pillowy fine bubble head. Head has some good retention, not obnoxiously so that lets you get down to business after admiring it and smelling what it has to offer.

Smell is like a bowl of oats mixed with light brown sugar and chocolate covered raisins.

Taste starts out with sweet malt and oats then moves into a darker stage with tobacco and coffee notes with a lingering coffee bitterness. Not too shabby.

The mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it, it's also a bit silky but ever so slightly watery, and I'm nitpicking overall, well done and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 01:06:41 | More by STEG
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A - pourded a nice deep rich (cigar-like ;) brown with a nice white head that didn't hang around long, but left crater sized bubbles on the surface of my wide snifter.

S - Cinnamon oatmeal jumps out, but overall, the smell is kind of dull and watery.

T - WOW. Now that's a GOOD beer. like my favorite rich flavored and balanced brown ale mixed with an oatmeal stout. thick and rich and oaty while still having a brown ale flavor.

M/D - nice and thick and rich and filling. cooling with a touch or bitterness. perhaps a little too filling. the oatmeal really helps out the flavor, but makes it a bit thick to have as a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 02:20:37 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of CHickman

New York

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque brown with a creamy/foamy 3/4 inch tan head that lasts a minute plus and is so thick you can run your finger through it; leaves very good lacing that trailed walls of foam along the glass as it went down.

Smells of nut, sweet malt, caramel, roasted coffee, and light hops. Really nice robust aroma, smells inviting and like a coffee drink.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, caramel, roasted coffee, nut, vanilla, cocoa, oats, brown sugar and light hops. Rich, roasted malts and sweet caramel flavors like syrup dominate this flavor, and it's very tasty. Nice complex roasted malt and nut flavor, that finishes with a slightly bitter hop taste that lingers with a nutty aftertaste. Very nice flavor overall, it's a very tasty crisp beer and a nice tasty experience.

Very light and crisp, with light carbonation and a champagne-like mouthfeel that is smooth and creamy. Will seek this out again as there is no hint of the alcohol and the flavor gets better as it warms. A very good beer!

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2010 05:33:37 | More by CHickman
Photo of metter98

New York

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

A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color and poured with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of nutty and roasted malts in the nose along with some notes of hops.
T: The taste is mainly dominated by flavors of roasted malts with some hints of coffee beans. A mild amount of bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and very smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 23:52:34 | More by metter98
Photo of oglmcdgl


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

A pint on tap at kraftwork.

A- comes my way with a perfect finger and a half of tan head that rises above the glass and holds nicely till I take my first sip. Good job bartendress. Head settles after the first sip and leaves a thin tan skin on top and s few spots of cascading lace. The body is a murky dark brown with a slight orange brown glow at the edges, but it is kinda dark in here.

S- opens up surprisingly fruity with an underlying roast and a bit of a sweet creamy hit. A toasted nuttiness creeeps up with some warming and really rounds things out.

T- again this start out with some fruity esters that bring to mind a bit of cherry and then rolls into a clear creamy oatmeal hit and finishes with a deep roasted malt finish. Beautiful progression of flavor. Some brunt brown sugar and dark bread swim in and out at times. Long slow roasty finish.

M- a bit above medium in body and a solid small bubbled yet very bright carb.

D- this shit is the bomb. Paired amazingly with the city's best char board in my opinion. Low abv and chock a block with layer upon layer of flavor. Well done cc.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2010 01:07:00 | More by oglmcdgl
Photo of tigg924


4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, leather brown in color, cloudy, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt, fruit, oat, and nut

Taste: toasted malt, oat, leather, and tobacco

Mouthfeel: dry, semi-sweet, moderate-light carbonation, medium bodied

Drinkability: One of the most leathery and earthy brews I have had in some time. Different from others I have had in this style. I could do two or three max. A good, not excellent beer that makes me want to try more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 15:00:37 | More by tigg924
Photo of SFLpunk


3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to dimenhetfield for this as a bonus!

Pours a super dense, almost opaque brown with very little light penetration and some thin cappuccino-colored head that falls quickly. Nose is of wet black soil, finely ground coffee, moist grains (like a mash), and a little whisper of white smoke.

Palate is chewy but bright with a note of acidity that makes me think this bottle might have a slight infection (it's not unpleasant, though). Thin body with low carbonation. Flavors of old coffee, tanned leather, whole tobacco leaves, and some of the traditional roasted malts flavors that you see in brown ales. Nice crisp finish.

This is not a classic brown ale...which means I like it. Great flavor and not overly roasted on the malt. I wonder if it's the oatmeal that chills it out a bit without sacrificing color or flavor. Unfortunate about the infection though. Mouthfeel score suffers because of it. Oh well, what can you do? (CCB, send me another bottle please?)

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 03:00:22 | More by SFLpunk
Photo of yeahnatenelson


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

Appearance -- Pours a ruddy chestnut hue with two one finger of sudsy khaki head.

Smell -- moderate roasted malt, coffee beans, nuttiness, gentle chocolate, kiss of brown sugar. Overall, rides the toasted/roasted fence.

Taste -- Roast malt, toasted nuts, baker's chocoate, coffee with cream, stuff. Finish holds some gentle earthy hops. Lingering flavors of nutty roasted malt and coffee grounds.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Truthfully, I kind of expected more body from the oatmeal, but still not bad.

Drinkability -- Solid. Robust and quite drinkable. A must-try if you love the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 01:56:42 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - murky brown color with a thin beige head that did manage to leave a decent amount of lacing behind.

S - smokey, caramel malt with hints of chocolate and coffee beans.

T - everything in the smell comes through in a wonderful blend of flavor, very good tasting beer.

F - medium bodied with a smooth, creamy feel.

D - very drinkable and at 5.5% abv, a few would be easy to do.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 00:36:12 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of tempest


4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up from Abe's Cold Beer. Quite an interesting brown ale, very unique. There's a fantastic spicy, toasty cocoa, hazelnut character. The oats seem to really amp things up, like with a strong roasted taste on an oatmeal stout. I strongly urge you to check this beer out

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 14:32:12 | More by tempest
Photo of drtth


4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a standard shaker pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is an opaque brown color that allows little or no light through. The 1/8" beige head that does leave some scattered lacing when sipping the beer. (I'm sure that if I'd poured this one myself it would have had a nice nicer head on it.)

Smell: The aroma includes brown bread, caramel, toffee, and some chocolate.

Taste: The flavors are toast toasted brown bread, caramel, chocolate and coffee in a wonderfully complex combination that reminds me of walking into a room sized cigar humidor. How does it get this tobacco character? Is it my imagination because of the brewery name? I don't think so, but....

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and quite smooth and creamy with light but persistent carbonation. The medium long finish dances through a complex interplay of various flavors as things slowly fade from the scene.

Drinkability: This one is very drinkable indeed. I finished it easily and could quite easily have had a second with no trouble. I will definitely return to this brown ale. It demonstrates the complexity which the style is capable of in ways that few others manage.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2010 01:48:10 | More by drtth
Photo of olympuszymurgus


4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An extra in a trade with Maddogg. I was pretty excited about the other extras he tossed in, and just kinda shoved this one in the fridge, thinking "hey, I need a beer, this will be a new one, cool"

Into a tulip, slightly chilled. Pours a beautiful brown, muddy and opaque. Wafting tobacco, coffee, roasty yummy good without the bittering char of most roast. A slight white head covers the edges of the glass, clinging on for dear life. Taste is outstanding. I cannot say I have ever like an American Brown Ale(on of the least sexy of all styles) so damned much.

Damn, I'm glad he sent me two of them, this is just great.

Cigar City, you are in the winners seat.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 01:44:00 | More by olympuszymurgus
Photo of klikger


4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Goose Island IPA tulip - thanks frankenbrew!

A - Dark brown with some red, large off-white head which shrinks over time, modest lacing

S - Coffee, bananas, almonds, toffee

T - Roasted malts, coffee --> caramel, molasses, bananas --> oatmeal, toasted almonds, and a hint of cocoa --> finish is rich, nutty, and malty, with just the right amount of sweetness

M - Good carbonation, not too thick, but certainly bready. All in all, fits the style well.

D - Low ABV, but a little sweet for me to session.

Overall, this is a delicious brown ale - easily one of the best everyday ones which I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 00:22:55 | More by klikger
Photo of Lerxst


4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep brown with an admirable khaki head that has good retention and leaves some spotty lace.

S-Roasted malt, a bit woody and nutty, hints of coffee and a slightly sweet bready scent.

T-Rich malt, a touches of chocolate and coffee, a slightly nutty flavor that the nose hinted at and a bitter hop bite at the back.

M-Crisp yet still somehow slightly creamy, medium body.

D-Goes down very easy and invites you to have another.

Another good offering from the fine folks at CCB.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 20:42:54 | More by Lerxst
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,637 ratings.