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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
2,753 Ratings
Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale
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:
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:
#6,092
Reviews:
736
Ratings:
2,753
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
540
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,753 |  Reviews: 736
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Photo of dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy, almost opaque deep mahogany brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate amounts of deep crimson red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan colored head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted + nutty malts with a hint of toffee sweetness, light aromas of espresso, and light aromas of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + nutty malts with a light amount of chocolate malts and just a light amount of toffee sweetness. There is a light flavor of coffee/espresso and a hint of earthy hops. There is a light amount of roasty bitterness in the finish which lingers only slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink, smooth, and enjoyable. Really nice complexity of flavor with a lighter mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Hopjacks in FLwhere it was mislabeled as "Maduro Oatmeal Stout".

A - 1.5 fingers of tan head over an opaque black with red highlights.at edges.
S - too subtle. Mostly malt with trace of caramel or toffee.
T - ample roasted malt but a bit burnt. Good finish with coffee note and tiny hop presence.
M - smooth; lightly carbonated.

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to AndrewNations.

Pours a creamy 1/2 finger head that fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing over dark rosy copper brown color.

Nose brings a nice brown malt aroma, plenty of brown sugar and molasses, lots of caramel, some vanilla, caramelized sugars, and a very slight earthy hop character.

Taste starts with some roasty malt characters, a nice porter like flavor but not heavy, some darker toasty brown malts, bit creamy, more brown sugar and molasses, toffee, plenty of caramel and caramelized sugars again, bit of sweetness but not a lot, blended with a slight earthy hop character again, and a bit of a creamy oat taste and feel. A slight bitterness that builds a bit on the finish but never gets big, as well as a bit of dryness and sticky feel on the finish, and lingering caramelized malty flavors and a bit of roast and toffee.

Mouth is medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Drink is great, smooth and slightly creamy, sessionable, nice dark brown malts balanced well with a slight earthy hop character and touch of bitterness, and a bit dry on the finish. The only negative is a slight sticky feel on the finish, but its not enough to really take away from it.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
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 olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany brown with amber hue,a thick creamy nitro dispensed light beige head atop.Deep roasted coffee,roasted nuts,and chocolate in the nose,to me this delivers when it comes to the chocolate and coffee where alot of browns say they will but don't.The nitro pours gave it a silky smooth fuller feel.Coffee and brown sugar upfront on the palate then some chocolate in the finish but never gets too sweet.Just a fantastic brown,maybe the best I have had.

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Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown body with one finger of persistent, light brown head that leaves good lace on the glass.

S - Strong, malty aroma with notes of dark caramel, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Almost porter like.

T - Lots of dry, malty character up front with caramel and nutty toffee. It gets toasty towards the finish with some coffee/ mocha flavors and a hint of smoke.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A very nice and unusually toasty brown ale. The malt is rich and the roasted notes add a lot of interest. It finishes quite dry and this helps highlight the darker malt character without ever becoming astringent.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich dark brown with a decent tan head.

S: Some nice roasted and sweet malt, coffee, toffee, chocolate, and hints of vanilla.

T: Fairly sweet with a taste similar to the nose with a litte bit of added bitterness from the roast and a bit of hop delicacy in there as well.

M: Nice and creamy; very smooth.

D: A very nice brown ale, and something I'd love to have regular access to.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany with a nice small, but lasting, off-white head.
Smell of sweet toasted malt, espresso, (not that) dark chocolate, fresh cigar, caramel, faint toffee, brown sugar. Not too hop forward, so it seems rather "English".
Taste has caramel and a bit of white raisin in the front, faint fresh fig, with a nice toasted bready feel building up. A tiny bit of molasses, some baking chocolate. Tends to become dusty, but there's a nice subtle zestiness that keeps it fresh, mixing it up with cocoa powder and some mildly roasted coffee bean. Faint cinnamon, touch of vanilla too. Finishes with some earthy hop, with a dry leaf/tobacco feel, but not disturbing, like in some English ales.
Aftertaste has that cigar note, some toast, some cocoa nibs, faint coffee. Medium body and carbonation, kinda refreshing.
An awesome, more traditional brown ale, but still with some perfectly tweaked.. twists. Awesome stuff as usual from Cigar City.

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Photo of mactrail
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Lovely amber brown in the wine glass. Tannish head on top with plenty of lacing. Rather coarse mouth feel and light body. But the balance of hops and roasted malt is really outstanding. Kind of a meaty, mushroomy nose, like some Belgian yeast got into the mix. Roasted malt, just a hint of caramel, but not much sweetness. The hops give a woody bitterness that makes this so much better than the style deserves.

Definitely one of the best brown ales I've had. Very deliciously drinkable.

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Photo of vfgccp
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!

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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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Photo of billab914
2.74/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Terrapin shaped glass. It poured a darker brown color with a bubbly head filling the top two inches of the glass. The head settled to a thin layer, and left a bit of lacing as it did.

The aroma has a fruity, cherry, raisin like flavor coming through with a little bit of a tart, acidic undertone to it. behind that I get some toffee and caramel flavors to it as well as some roasty, coffee like flavors coming through. Seems like there could be the beginning of an infection going on, but I'm not sure.

The taste shows a pretty good amount of roasty, coffee like flavors to it. Like the nose though, I also get some of that cherry, fruity, tart, acidic flavor throughout the beer. Behind that, I get some hints of toffee and caramel sweetness. Flavorful beer overall, but I have to assume the tart, acidic, fruity flavors aren't intended. Luckily the roasty, coffee flavors seem to overpower the off flavors in it.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side for the style, and carbonation is moderate. Overall it was decent despite of the fruity, tart, acidic flavors that are developing. They actually gave it some interesting flavors that complimented the malt at times. Not a bad beer overall, but one I'd like to revisit to see if there really is something going on with this one.

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Photo of smithj4
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,753 ratings
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