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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Vanilla - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 36
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tpd975 on 05-28-2009

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Photo of mc706
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkd03c
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tommy5
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rydev24
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

the vanilla adds a real nice touch to this already exceptional brown ale, and to have it from the nitro tap was awesome. cool little taphouse in stuart, florida called the crafted keg. its so creamy looking, darker than i remember it from the can, and holding its luxurious milky head leaving rings at every sip in the pint glass. it smells vanilla heavy, but not artificial at all, but some of the roast seems tamed by the sweetness it brings. the flavor holds true to that, and while the vanilla brings an awesome new flavor wrinkle, some of what made the original base beer special is lost to it just a bit. still, its a great base beer for vanilla, and i think the dosage is appropriate, except the sweetness that it brings lingers on the palate, maybe aided by the nitro feel less aggressive bubbles to wash the mouth clean. fuller bodied like a porter more than a brown ale as we know them. its not a negative, it just limits how much of this is desirable to drink, couple of pints tops for me, where regular maduro i was good for a sixer no problem. cool tweak, less nutty, more sweet, equally delicious.

Photo of smithj4
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urs
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pete_IV
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mangbus
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GallowsThief
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On nitro tap at the House of Brews in Jensen Beach.
A – Nice brown pour with a two finger slight off white head.
S – Vanilla and lots of it with a whipped cream aroma – think Redi Whip. Very light roasted malt.
T – Touch of roasted malt and coffee flavor up front. Has a milk chocolate mixed with dark. Nice, stromg vanilla at the end. Tasty brew.
M – Lightly carbonated. Light to medium bodied. Creamy on the palate. Leaves behind that vanilla as well.
O – Easy drinker and I mean easy. This goes down smoothly and tastes wonderful. I had three of these down in a blink of the eye.

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Never would have thought a vanilla beer would be good, but this beer proved me wrong. It had a perfect balance of vanilla that was not overpowering. I would drink this again If I had the chance.

Photo of Dralecg
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pete_Ale-man
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a surprising ale. Coming from Florida, I would have never expected this craft beer to come out the way it has. It is smooth tasting and you can even get the vanilla taste without it being overwhelming. Goes down nice and no weird after taste.

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SWEETLEW55
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eseids
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrMonotone69
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EFitzsimmons
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had it on Nitro at Nona Tap Room in Orlando and I felt that on Nitro it had a much better feel and finish, but it is certainly a good beer either way.

Photo of nightsky
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Vanilla from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.