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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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1,630 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,630
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 132
Gots: 163 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

05-07-2013 09:27:28 | More by Circleo12
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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-04-2013 16:23:03 | More by oldp0rt
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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a deep ruby brown with a light tan half finger head. Sub-par retention, leaving an island of microbubbles in the middle of the glass, and a ring around the edge. Spotty lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Chocolate and sugary sweetness; almost cola like. Touches of coffee.

Taste - Follows the nose. Powdered chocolate and sugared malt sweetness; more toffee than caramel. Moderate roasted nut character in the finish, with faint traces of mocha nipping well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy, then finishes bone dry.

Overall - This is a really good brown. A little too dry for my taste, but the flavor is great. I suppose that comes with the territory of an EBA, though. In any event, it kicks the tail out of Newcastle.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 02:49:18 | More by TheSixthRing
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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Maduro Brown Ale is an all malt ale brewed in the Cigar City of Tampa. Maduro pairs well with hearty cuban foods such as Ropa Vieja and Boliche and it makes a fine accompaniment to a premium cigar." Bottle date is October 2011, and THREE is also printed on the label, perhaps a production number. Had a friend recommend I give this a year or so to age- this is the first beer from Cigar City that I've tried- looking forward to it.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter. Served north of 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) An explosive pour yields a thick crispy chocolate cream head over a deep burgundy brown body with ample carbonation. Retention is quite nice- it takes quite some time and several repeated pours for this frothy beer to settle down without foaming over. The appearance is quite fantastic, indicative of a visually pleasing Brown ale. 4.5

(Smell) Aroma is sweet, roasty and creamy altogether. Medium roasted brown malts, creamy molasses, caramel and toffee build a complex, moist and sweet body. Hints of chocolate, coffee linger in the back. Bready, sweet malt character. A balancing bitterness comes from a nutty character. Very mild graininess doesn't upset the balance of this beer. Potency is medium+. 4

(Taste) Age has done quite fine by this beer. Upfront, sweet molasses malts, a pinch of smoke, some mild oaken tones, the sweetness is balanced by a matching grain character for a deep, complex malt body. The finish is accentuated by an earthy hop blend, perhaps tobacco leaf. Some mild booze is notable, but it doesn't distract much from the depth of this beer, only accentuating a mildly dry finish. This has quite an enjoyable and complex flavor for a Brown Ale. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Buzzy carbonation. A subtle husky character and booze makes for a mild drying finish. Body is medium+ for the style and medium/heavy overall. Alcohol presence is mild/medium. For all the flavors this beer has, a slightly thicker body or creamier carbonation texture would push this over the edge. 3.5

(Overall) Wow- this was a great introduction to Cigar City for me. Even though it's over a year and a half old, this beer has maintained a great deal of complex malt character and depth, far more than most mainstream Brown Ales can dream to offer. The balance is quite nice, with a lot of specialty grain notes, caramel husk and semi-sweet chocolate building a strong body and a deep brown malt sweetness to pair. Possibly a good dessert beer choice or even a compliment to a cigar (I wouldn't know for certain), although I may think twice about waiting on it as long as I did, this may come off a bit cleaner given 6 months of age. Most certainly worth a try for those who haven't found a winner Brown Ale. 4

Cigar City Brewing's
Maduro Brown Ale

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 01:04:07 | More by Jadjunk
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

05-02-2013 20:16:14 | More by jminch
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-28-2013 19:37:17 | More by JHendu
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4/5  rDev +2%

04-28-2013 13:59:34 | More by -ronin-
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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a dark, cloudy brown colour, with a massively frothy head of large-inconsistent beige. It's pillowy, cloud-like and is going to be a pain to chew through. Body is quite light, and a little insipid. Holds little to no carbonation. Overall, it looks a little bit unappealing.

Chocolate and roast, with dark fruits on the nose. Some dusky cocoa, peanut brittle and some organic, earthy notes, like rich, loamy soil. There's a whiff of coffee in there as well, but it's well behind everything else. Overall, though. It smells pretty nice.

Taste is light and a little spritzy on the entry: this bottle seems to be a little too carbonated, meaning the flavours have to develop after the attack of fizz on the front. Once they come through, they're rather pleasant: mild roast coffee, rounded husky nuttiness, and a touch of that loaminess mingling with a slight English hop bitterness on the back. It's a little tannic more than crisp with hops as it finishes.

Feel suffers substantially from the carbonation, which is very much too heavy.

Overall, this is decent enough, but too carbonated: I'll try it again some time in a smoother form, where I'm sure it will be rather pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:04:03 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-26-2013 22:34:35 | More by emottram
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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bring brought me this one from his side of the pond. That's not a typo. Cheers man! Enjoyed this one while bewing up my next hop monster, which is still in the fermenter.

From a can into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with decent retention. Chestnut brown with slightly lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a splotchy wisp. A ring remains and leaves some small dots of lacing falling down the glass.

SMELL: Dark malts with dark bread notes, some cocoa powder and espresso. Touches of toffee in there and some oats play a role as well. Nice, but not quite as impressive as the flavor.

TASTE: More oats here for sure, with dark, bready malts and cocoa powder up front. Some caramel and toffee sweetness in the middle into the swallow, then a medium but persistent finish of dark bread, cocoa powder, some bitter espresso and touches of roastiness. Quite nice.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Not quite as creamy as hoped, but goes down fine and finishes dry on the palate.

OVERALL: Nice beer for sure. I can see why it's a popular regular offering. It could be a touch creamier perhaps, especially for an oatmeal ale, but this is a flavorful and enjoyable brew. Love me some CCB. Cheers bring!

Serving type: can

04-26-2013 18:42:38 | More by Jeffo
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4/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2013 14:49:36 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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4/5  rDev +2%

04-22-2013 00:18:35 | More by tsm2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-21-2013 22:10:23 | More by jmwildwest
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-21-2013 18:31:25 | More by PHBoiler
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Thank you to shan8454 for this brew in trade!

Appearance: Brown in color with about one finger of a biege head.

Smell: Nutty, with fruity banana like smell, sort of like a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, medium bodied. Nutty up front that gives way quickly to a coffee flavor, which I was not expecting.

Overall: One of the better brown ales I have had. And it smelled like a hefeweizen and drank like a stout.

Serving type: can

04-13-2013 19:12:26 | More by Cavanaghty
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Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from Total Wine in Tampa. Canned March 20.

A - Pours a murky iced tea colour. One finger white head gone fast. Good carbonation. No lace, no retention. Murkiness is good, but no head is a fault.

S - Nutty, vanilla, toffee, a little dark fruit. A nice malty English brown aroma.

T - Chocolate, nuttiness, vanilla, toffee, caramel. A little woody. Nice.

M - Nice carbonation, light to medium body that leans towards the lighter end. Clean, slightly sweet finish.

O/D - Very much a well put together Brown Ale. Doesn't knock the ball out of the park, but it does what it intends to do very well. Highly drinkable and quite tasty.

Serving type: can

04-12-2013 21:06:50 | More by tbeckett
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,630 ratings.