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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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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 150
Gots: 217 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,827 | Reviews: 602
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Cigar City Brewing shaker pint glass

Pours a deep darker brown amber topped with a two finger cream colored head. Biscuity and nutty on the nose. Opens with toffee, caramel, light chocolate maltiness, hints of espresso and biscuity yeast, and finishes with roasted nuts including hints of cashew, peanuts, and almond. Medium body, smooth, and a pleasant level of gentle carbonation. One of the better American brewed English Brown Ales. I had the pleasure of enjoying.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle before they started canning this one. Smells of chocolate and looks the part with a dark brown color, creamy cream colored head. Taste follows with mostly chocolate, some nice nuttyness, and a clean light finish. A little bite. This is a thinner brown ale than I have had before, but it doesn't sacrifice the flavor for the drinkability. A good brew that goes well in summer or winter time.

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

Served: bottle in Guinness style glass.
Nice Brown appearance with a splash of Red.
Smell is good dark chocolate with a touch of crunchy toffee and smokiness.
Taste: nice and complex with chocolate, toffee, hop and a linger of smoke.
Mouthfeel is good but perhaps a little thin for the taste.
Overall great from the bottle, I suspect Outstanding on draft the odd (in a good way) smokiness makes me crave a cigar, although I don't smoke cigars.

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

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Moderately dark burnished brown in color. I believe this is relatively clear but very dark and doesn't let much light through. Forms only a thin brown head despite an aggressive pour, and lacing is decent throughout the drink.

S: Some roasted malt, some sweetness, but also a flat cardboard aroma. Potentially from oxidation, but the beer is only about five months old.

T: Brown roasty malt, a bit of hoppy bitterness, and a bit of coffee.

M: Thin body, medium carbonation, no alcohol presence to speak of.

O: It's OK, but really doesn't do a lot for me. I wouldn't hesitate to order one if my options were limited at a bar, but I don't think I would seek it out. Not my favorite CCB brew.

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

Obtained via trade from Mposha. Poured from a bottle into a Newcastle signature glass. The beer pours out a dark, fairly clear brown color with some orange highlights. The head is small and dissipates rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of lacing along the surface. The nose is mild and nutty, with notes of biscuits and toasted malt.

The beer has a nice firm mouthfeel, almost creamy, and a good medium to full body. According to Cigar City's website, this is ``a Northern English-style brown ale with some American affectations'', and they are not lying. The sweet toffee-like character of the toasted malt one expects on the front of the palate is immediately joined by a balancing, yet rather pronounced (for a brown ale) hop character, leaving one of the drier finishes I have encountered in a brown ale. The hop flavors, while not at all intense, are a bit overdone in my opinion. The lemony note they lend to the finish interferes with the complexity of the malt. Then again, this is a Northern English-style brown ale.

Overall, this is a very nice brown ale. I don't think it shows the malt complexity of the best Northern English brown ales (for example, Samuel Smith's Nut Brown), but the hop character must certainly appeal to a lot of American drinkers.

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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