Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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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
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
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
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
Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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