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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009

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Reviews: 616 | Ratings: 1,984
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance- a sort of off brown, not too light, not too dark; cloudy with a thin beige head. Lacing is weak.
Smell - faint, dark chocolate malts; not much going on as far as aroma goes.
Taste - sweet milk chocolate, a touch of vanilla bean that makes this one outstanding!
Feel - medium body with a sweetness similar to a milk stout that I typically dig in a malt heavy beer!
Overall- really solid brown ale, and I like this one considering it has more of a stout likeness.

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Photo of JayQue
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty Brown Ale. Pours a dense brown color into a pint glass with some light coming through at the sides and bottom of the glass. Small tan head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma is pretty good. Includes malt, coffee, toffee, a little chocolate and some bitterness. Taste is similar. This is a malty beer, less sweet than some English Brown Ales with rich coffee and toffee flavors. Mouthfeel is average richness for the abv level. The fact that it is not overly sweet is a good thing. There is a bit more hops bitterness than is usually found in English Brown Ales. Overall a pretty good take on a fairly bland style.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown, with a two-finger, light tan head that dissapates quickly. Smells of chocolate and Carmel hops. The taste is an incredible smooth chocolate coffee with the right amount of Carmel malt. A nice slight hop bite in the end. One of the best browns I have had. A lighter mouthfeel with much taste.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a mahogany tint and has a cloudiness I love. Smell is bold like a good brown with a ton of complexity. The taste is weaker, surprisingly so, but good nonetheless. The oatmeal improves the mouthfeel, and I imagine without it, this beer would drink too thin.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a ruby brown with a thin head. Smells strongly of coffee. A little vanilla. Kind of a dusty presence to it that I don't love in brown ales. Taste is nutty, coffee. Very creamy texture to it as it enters your mouth. Overall, okay brown ale.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75


Dark brown with a thin head, smell is oats and hard water. This is a mild brown ale with *some* complexity.. Hops in the finish, otherwise it's a smoothly muddy, ashy ale

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

L: Beuatiful lacing. Nice frosty head that never disappears. Very dark brown
S: leathery, slight chocolate, tobacco, toffee
T: initial toasty sweet malts, then the chocolate hits. Leather and tabacco after taste.
F: full bodied slick mouthfeel. Nothing thin about this.

Overall very solid brown ale. Pretty much represents what a solid brown ale should taste like.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

COD 1/26/16. Dark brown pour that is also clear. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Quite outstanding rich nose of toffee, caramel, tobacco and light chocolate over a rich malt base. A slight nut bread aspect is also present.

Light medium body that is smooth in texture. Superb carbonation with an effervescent middle and a prickly finish.

The flavor profile is quite good. Intensity is moderate, complexity is high (but not well separated) and balance is world class. The flavors of the nose are present, but you really have to concentrate to discern each from the blended flavor. The middle hints at bitterness and also sweetness. From the middle on, hints of dark fruit emerge as does a surprising subtle tartness that adds a bit of crispness. The finish is a slow fade of the blended flavor.

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Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can dated 12/08/2015

A: Very dark brown to the point where I swear it looks black with one finger light tan head. Decent retention and light lacing.

S: Toffee, caramel, espresso, and chocolate with a little bit of baked brown bread.

T: Caramel and molasses, espresso, and chocolate. Roasted bready malts.

M: Medium bodied with average carbonation.

O: Excellent brown ale. This style is sometimes hit or miss with me, but this is a good one.

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Photo of Gavage
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a brown color with some reddish highlights. 1/2: head falls slowly.

Smell: light aroma as some caramel and bread tones rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, toffee, brown sugar, a bit of bread, and some slight roasted tones round it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness from start to finish.

Overall: an easy to drink beer. A few can be had in a session.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark mahogany body with crimson highlights when held to the light. Aromas include roast, brown bread, smoke, earth, nuts, leather. The flavor follows the aroma. Light to medium in body. Lingering hints of coffee and a hint of bitterness. Good stuff.

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Photo of poorpint
4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It was love at first taste. I only drink brown beer and to me this is the best draft brown beer there is. Not to be confused with the canned Maduro which is significantly inferior to the draft. The draft's chocolaty, coffee taste hits you immediately. The last sip is every bit as good as the first. If I could only drink one beer, this is the one.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft, served in a shaker pint glass. Appears dark brown in color, no head. Nutty sweet aroma. Taste is well balanced, easy drinking. Fuller mouthfeel

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Photo of Domvan
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The rich chocolate malt and aromas were on point for on this.
This is definitely one of my top brown ales out there and worth seeking out.
A nice medium bodied mouthfeel, unlike most brown ales that usually are on the thinner side

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains maple, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of maple, caramel, toffee and espresso. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but very complementary and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of Moose90
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated "CANNED 03/27/15 DRINK LOCAL 15845"

A — Pours a deep and clear brown color, there is a tall cappuccino colored head that forms initially, but fades into a thin capsule/film atop the beer, there is minimal lacing left along the inside of the glass.

S — Smells of rich and sweet malts, chocolate, caramel sweetness, little bit of coffee.

T — Tastes much like the nose, though a bit sweeter, nice notes of coffee, caramel, tobacco, toffee, rich, smooth, sweet, mellow.

M — Medium bodied, ample carbonation, there is a bit of residual sweetness.

O — Nice brown ale, usually not a fan of the style, this one is spot on, could easily have a few.

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Photo of shiznit7
2.61/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

One of the very few beers that I've passionately disliked. Everything else I've had from Cigar City has been top notch, but Maduro tasted like a mix between wet dog and stale cardboard... I hope it is just a bad batch. My dad and my uncle agree with me on this one.

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Photo of drwatson32
4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The fact I can see it as an excuse for the next few weeks of a sudden it was the best of the day before I get a follow back on my way home from work to be the first half of the year and I don't think that I have to go back and I don't

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Photo of Rutkiller
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great brown ale with hints of chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel and roastiness. Gets better as it warms. Nice lingering one finger, creamy head. Feels semi-thick in the mouth.

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Photo of TBCE
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown with a finger width head. Head quickly dissipates. Smell is a very nice expresso, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is also nice, but flavors of expresso and chocolate are less pronounced. Finish is smooth with a lot of carbonation and hints of nuttiness. One of the better brown ales I have experienced.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown with a nice tan head. A little thin in my opinion, but then I like chewy beers. A little heavy on the carbonation too, but then that might be another way of saying I like heavy, chewy beers. Definite coffee, caramel, and malt, with maybe some raisins or prunes in the background. Another one in the "plus" column for Cigar City!

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark muddy brown with a light tan head.

Smells of chocolate, oats, and roasted malt.

Taste is chocolate up front with a burnt caramel middle, roasted malt with a touch of herbal hop bitterness. Mouth feel is largely a malt bomb with a lively carbonation. .

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Photo of barfootbandit
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer many times always delicious. Pours dark like a stout and smells chocolatey. Lots of chocolate flavors along with vanilla, oatmeal, and toffee.

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Photo of BigBry
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can.
Clear, deep dark brown with a foamy tan head. Foam that settles to a film on top of the beer, spotty lace hang around the glass.
Smell is of toasted malt, burnt caramel, and some nuts.
Taste is much the same, roasty grains, slight coffee bitterness at the end.
Low level of carbonation keeps it smooth, but still enough to leave a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a very good tasting beer, easy to drink. Another nice one from Cigar City.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours out an opaque brown with a rich creamy long lasting head. Significant lacing throughout. The taste and aroma are of rich malt with hints of coffee and toffee. The finish is quite clean. The feel is slightly thin but not enough to detract from the fine flavor. Overall this is a really nice brown ale that I will buy many times and recommend to anyone who likes this style. A little high in alcohol for a session beer but a couple won't knock you out either.

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
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