Maduro Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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3.92/5
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2,859 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,448
Reviews:
773
Ratings:
2,859
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TCMike
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Segelstrom
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Geckos_Locos
4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this go to brown ale. Nicely balanced flavor with a chocolate, coffee finish. Very smooth and drinkable. I have a hard time drinking just a couple of these.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very deceptively smooth and amazingly delicious. Sampled this one on tap. Great dark brown, almost black color with small amount of head and some nice sheets of lingering lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee, malt and a little chocolate. Tastes similarly, except also with nice grain, caramel and a little vanilla. Smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation, no bitterness at all. Delicious and another great testament to this amazing brewery.

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Photo of fridgebutter
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i visited the brewery when i was in tampa about a year ago. i came for my favorite, jay alai, but was eager to try the beers they had that weren't available in my part of florida.

i got a flight of a few random beers i saw that seemed interesting, and i didn't expect this one to be the one that stood out, as i like stouts/brown ales/porters, but usually don't go too crazy over them because of how sweet they tend to be.

after drinking the mini serving of it that was in the flight, i enjoyed it so much this was the only one that i went to get more of. it's sweet, but absolutely delicious. it's been a while since i had it, but i was blown away by how they nailed the chocolately caramel coffee tase, but not making it nauseatingly sweet at all.

definitely a good beer to make great use of your tongue without overworking it.

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Photo of KevBot89
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Black with dark brown at the edges. The head is small and tan, poor retention. A thin ring remains. Very little to no lacing left.

S: Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, pumpernickel bread, toffee, burnt sugar.

T: Lots of dark chocolate and cocoa upfront, leading into toasted pumpernickel bread, burnt sugar, caramel, and toffee. Lightly nutty. Dry roasted peanuts. A hint of raisin. A hint of smoke. Finishes with earth and medium-roast sweetened coffee. Lightly sweet, and lightly bitter on the aftertaste.

F: Medium-light to medium, moderately carbonated, slight grainy creaminess from the oats.

O: One of the best American brown ales I've had. Complex yet simple, balanced, refined, and delicious.

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tobacco brown color with a small khaki head. smell was toasted malts brown sugar and baked bread. Taste was 100% like the nose. Thinnish mouth feel with roasty finish. OK Brown Ale would never buy a sixer. Not sure what folks see in this.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a six of these and drank them over the course of a month or so. The last few were better than the first few so I guess the flavor profile grew on me a bit. As in a "little bit". Too much like candy beer for my tastes and would likely not buy again. Similar to Rogue Nut Brown Ale

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4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lic217
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a dark brown with a small head. The aroma is rich and nutty with a hint of smoke, with pecans, walnuts, chocolates, oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins. The flavor is wonderfully rich and smooth, with lots of roast nut and chocolate, as well as a hint of mild cinnamon. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with bright carbonation. Overall this is a really excellent example of a brown ale - rich without being sweet, wonderfully nutty, overall just a joy.

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3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_Joseph
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the best brown ales I have ever had. Maduro packs a plethora of flavor in at a drinkable 5.5% abv. Rich caramel and toffee sweetness with hints of expresso and milk chocolate finished with notes of roasted malt. This was an absolute joy. Beautiful in the glass and it's aroma blew me away. Texture and thickness are simply world class.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Maduro Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,859 ratings