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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: 1,784
Reviews: 593
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 147
Gots: 208 | 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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3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank on-tap at The Democratic Republic Of Beer (DRB), Miami, FL

The beer poured dark chestnut brown and was topped by a thin film of light tan froth. There was no lacing whatsoever. The liquid contained many bubbles and reminded me somewhat of root beer.

The aroma was pleasant and interesting but quite muted initially. Toffee and caramel were noticeable. Touch of chocolate and hazelnut. The malt profile was very British. Coffee notes came out as beer warmed. With time, the nose turned sweeter and more robust.

The flavor was similar to the aroma except drier and less complex. A mix of toasted and roasted malts appeared on the front end before a dry nuttiness took over. The finish contained notes of coffee, as well as some earthy, bittering hops. There was also a dry, oaty quality to it.

The mouthfeel was thinner than anticipated with a crisp, spritzy effervescence. It felt somewhat soda-like.

I was excited to try a Cigar City beer while vacationing in South Florida, but this offering was a bit disappointing.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge gasp of carbonation, and pours a glass full of bubbling toffee foam. Dissipates slowly into a clear amber body with garnet highlights.

Toasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and a hint of coffee comprise the aroma. It's a bit nutty, with vanilla undertones.

Flavor is fairly roasty, with chocolate and a significant of a tangy note at the finish. The almost metallic taste is hard to surpass. Some nuttiness eventually emerges.

Body is moderate, with abundant effervescent carbonation.

Overall, there's a good beer in there, but think this one was either mildly infected or they have some yeast/carbonation issues. Wish I had another to compare.

An hour later, the carbonation settled. The tang and effervescent disappeared. Score reflects that flavor and aroma, and body appearance, not head.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviews adjusted for 2013 Can opened in Aug 2013. Much better!


Original review (scores for the original review were replaced by the new review)

Jan 2012 bottle, opened Aug 2012.

A - Waaaayyyy over carbonated. Foam explodes out of the glass as you pour it. Khaki colored head, par retention and low lace. Bright mud mahogany brown.

S - Funky twang on the nose; dry cardboard, a faint note of vinegar, brown sugar, and black tea.

T - The over-carbonation reeks havoc on the flavor profile. Even after swirling the brew around a bit to try to knock out some of the gas, seltzer was still a dominant flavor. Behind the bubbles there's macadamia nuts, a nutmeg and caramel center, and a burnt coffee finish.

M - High carbonation, dry, and a relatively light body.

O - An unfortunate bottling error with the carbonation leaves this brew with a relatively muted/dull flavor profile.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade, poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice rich, dark deep hazelnut brown nearly black with a good heavy 3 finger light mocha head that leaves behind thick, sticky side lacing and a dense blanket. Quite nice.

S - Nice oatmeal notes here along with good chocolate and roasted malts. Light caramel sweetness, almost cookie like. Quite nice.

T - Nice bitter roast with smooth oatmeal and chocolate, almost like a stout or a porter. Very interesting and tasty for an english brown. Lots of nice almost burnt roast with like caramel sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is awesome. Super silky and velvety, though slightly slightly thin.

O - Overall this was a surprisingly good beer. Really like the almost stout/porter qualities this beer has. Very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of neenerzig
4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single 12 oz bottle of this yesterday at a Publix in Sarasota, FL, as I am currently on vacaton there with my wife and family. So glad I am finally getting to try soemthing from this brewery! I can't get their stuff up in Cleveland, OH where I live, but I have heard nothing but very good things about this brewery and their beer. Poured into a pint glass, this beer pours a clear, medium brown color with a copper/amber glow/hue when held up to the light, along with lots of little bubbles hurrying up to the surface of the beer. The slightly tan/off white head is about an inch thick when first poured, eventually settling to a very nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass, along with bits of spotty surface foam here and there on the surface of the beer. The lacing leaves soemthing to be desired though. Aromas of roasted nut, oatmeal caramel malt, and a hint of coffee and chocolate. Has a great roasted nut and coffee flavor upfront followed by some caramel, cocoa, and oatmeal. Wonderful! No discernible hop presence here for my palate, but there is one other flavor that immediately hit the back of my tongue after the first step and lingered for a very long time after I had finished my last sip. I only described it as a burnt cigar taste. That burnt cigar taste of flavorful tobacco one gets on the back of their tongue after having been puffing on a cigar of their choice for awhile. One of the things I know this brewery is known for is using the wood from humidors to age their beers in, No other brewery that I know of is doing such a thing. That flavor is very distinct as any fellow cigar smokers here will also know, and I've never experienced that kind flavor in my life ever when drinking a beer until now. And no, I had not been smoking a cigar with this beer or been around anyone smoking a cigar when drinking this beer, or even done either of those 2 things anytime in the past 16 days mind you before drinking this beer. It didn't say on the label of my bottle that this beer specfically was aged in humidor wood or antyhing else of the sort, but I tell you that a very distinct cigar flavor is present in this beer I enjoyed. Has a crisp and smooth,medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Excellent drinkability. A most impressive beer here!


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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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