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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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88
very good

1,691 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,691
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 140
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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Photo of MadScientist
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%

This is a very dark brown beer that pours a large tan head of compact bubble. The head settles to about half a finger of foam with a long retention and it leaves some lacing on the glass.

A dark fruity aroma of figs is very strong at first that quickly goes away and progresses to the primary aromas of toffee and coffee notes with mild bit of chocolate as well. There is a bit of phenolic aroma that lingers in the background that is a pleasant mix of pepper and tabacco notes.

There is a moderate hop bitterness with a mild malt sweetness that combine in a balanced finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted grains and toffee are prominent. There is a a mild tabacco flavor and very mild pepper note in there along with a slight fruitiness.

It has a medium body with moderately light carbonation and little slickness on the the palate.

This is a unusual beer with lots of flavor and complexity. I can't think of a better beer to enjoy nice cigar because the flavors would compliment each other so well.

MadScientist, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

My first CC beer, I was excited. Typical dark brown color. Nothing out of the ordinary in the nose. The taste, however, brought a spice reminiscent of a ?spruce tree? Very interesting. More carbonation than I thought. Mouthfeel was average.

For my first CC beer I was not disappointed, but not overly impressed. I look forward to my next one.

RyanGoodman, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of JamesH
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JamesH, Jun 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jaybags, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of guinb
4/5  rDev +2%

guinb, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of amread4
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: very nice dark chocolate color with a thin cream colored head. The head quickly disappeared with little lacing left behind.

S: smells wonderful. Roast malts with a little sweetness - chocolate - up front. Smells full bodied with a hint of nuts and cedar.

T: very nice for the style with a great roasted maltiness. Sweet, but not overly so, with some nutty finish. Very pleasant.

M: a nice quenching feel with some great consistency. Very drinkable.

O: a very nice session brew. Served it at my wedding with our Cuban themed meal. Fit perfectly. Enjoyed at the end of the night with a nice cigar. Highly recommended. Cheers!

amread4, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of 316nuts
4/5  rDev +2%

316nuts, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Wmbolling
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Wmbolling, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of cbutova
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Sampled a few bottles while in Miami/FL Keys.

A- Dark brown pour with a light nut brown colored head. Cap retention is decent and the size is around one finger. A few webs of lace here and there.

S- Toast nutty brown malts and some roast hints up front. Also notes of brown sugar, coffee and dark fruit.

T- Strong nutty malts and raisin flavors start things off. Balanced backbone of roast malt, coffee beans, brown sugar and a great cereal grain note that goes very well in this type of brown ale. Tiny bit of earthy and spicy hops.

MF- Sightly creamy bodied ale with silky moderate carbonation. Nutty roast bitter feel to finish it all off.

A good brown ale with just enough roast and grainy malt balance. Would definitely recommend this and have it again when visiting CCB's distribution area.

cbutova, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

beergorrilla, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of JWU
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.

A- a dark brown with ruby highlights. A creamy one finger of khaki head sits on top

S- typical brown ale smells. Caramel malt, brown sugar, a hing of tobacco, but I also pick up on the oatmeal on the nose.

T- has a twang that really resembles a dominican connecticut broadleaf cigar. It almost comes off as sour, but not quite. (I believe this is the oatmeal influence on the taste) There's also the typical caramel, brown sugar flavors as well. Mid-sip the flavor die off. I have to ding it a little for that.

M- The oatmeal certainly lends to a creamier than normal brown ale, and really helps the finish not to dry too much. Light carbonation.

Certainly doesn't rank above my favs (Smutty Old Brown Dog, Sixpoint Brownstone) but it's a better than normal brown ale with a interesting twist (the oatmeal)

JWU, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Zaphog, Jun 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bcsbeer, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of charlzm
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%

Consumed March 29th, 2012.

Beer pours a dark, clear caramel brown. A VERY creamy two-finger head forms and subsides fairly rapidly, leaving a luxurious foamy crown of sticky foam. Beautiful beer.

Aroma has hints of tobacco (power of suggestion?), leather, roasted nuts.

Flavor is smooth and subtle. Roasted nuts, hints of tobacco and leather, then a big full wash of toffee/toast/biscuit type malt. Low bitterness on the finish. This is smoothest, best drinking brown ale I think I've ever had.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety and creamy (yay, oatmeal!). Just amazing.

Best. Brown. Ale. Ever.

charlzm, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

BeerMeBrah, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

GTB, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a hazy reddish brown with a light, thick, bubbly head that recedes leaving clear glass behind. Smell is of caramel and oatmeal. Taste is slightly sweet with very little hops. Mouthfeel is medium with active carbonation. Overall very drinkable but not as distinctive as many of their other beers.

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Jaldama, Jun 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mattenglish, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

PaBeerLover, May 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Lob, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

thatguy757, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

WynnO, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

iL0VEbeer, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

TexasZach, May 24, 2012
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,691 ratings.