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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

1,628 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 132
Gots: 163 | FT: 7
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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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ajtorres311

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-01-2013 15:04:27 | More by ajtorres311
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JHendu

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-28-2013 19:37:17 | More by JHendu
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-ronin-

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

04-28-2013 13:59:34 | More by -ronin-
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-26-2013 22:34:35 | More by emottram
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2013 14:49:36 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

04-22-2013 00:18:35 | More by tsm2011
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jmwildwest

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-21-2013 22:10:23 | More by jmwildwest
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-21-2013 06:43:12 | More by Bluecane
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-19-2013 20:58:34 | More by pknyc
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-18-2013 18:08:16 | More by Jamison85
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-18-2013 05:25:15 | More by Rollzroyce21
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-15-2013 21:09:00 | More by captainbearcat
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Cavanaghty

Maine

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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tbeckett

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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jcb7472

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2013 15:32:15 | More by jcb7472
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Fossilhunter

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-12-2013 02:14:43 | More by Fossilhunter
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Bromine

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-11-2013 10:59:39 | More by Bromine
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-10-2013 19:50:54 | More by Arsenal0328
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-09-2013 22:01:42 | More by s1ckboy
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2%

04-09-2013 00:59:35 | More by Josiah2729
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-08-2013 16:03:35 | More by DuffDaddy
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

04-08-2013 03:25:58 | More by DCgolfpro
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.