Maduro Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
#6,904
Reviews:
755
Ratings:
2,806
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of caahare
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutalbeersquid
3.04/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ronniebruner
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CIgar beer for sure. With cigar a 4.
a) Dark brown body, low carbonation, 1 finger puckered head, a bit of lace.
s) Roasted chestnuts, tobacco and chocolate. But too faint,
t) Lots more roast, dark toast, hazelnut spread, with malt and the sweet cleans up by the finish.
f) I always expect dark to offer more body.
o) Would be nice to taste blind vs other browns. Try 6.

The char of heavily toasted breads lead right into the flavors. Columbian roast coffee flavors stop just shy of dark roast and allow a nuttier taste of strong pecan and bittersweet chocolate to temper the dry almost-roast flavor. Its toffee flavors are also scorches as are the dry grain flavors that attempt to give richness to the taste. The light berry fruit notes are more subtle than the aromas suggest and hide deep behind the coffee bean taste.

The beer's remarkable dryness is evident early on as the strong carbonation carries the malts off into a finish even before the taste is completely understood. Its carbonated sprite exacerbates the texture of dryness and gives even more life to the toasty mouthfeel. Never ashy or astringent, the beer closes with medium warmth, soft powder, and fast fleeting malt richness.

Maduro Brown Ale is a surprisingly dry and effervescent dark ale that's focused in its toasty taste, aroma, and texture. Delicious and effortless on the palate- ideal for nutty gouda slices or softer churchill cigars.

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

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a nice malt and roasted malt aroma with brown sugar and vanilla. Taste is very similar, great malt forward beer that doesn't turn into a total malt bomb. The flavor gets more complex as it warms

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

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 02/13/18
Poured into a tall snifter shows a thick cola brown body and briefly supports a fizzy milk chocolate colored 1/4in head.

Aroma is roast coffee bean forward with hints of chocolate and dark fruit.
The flavors match, with a slight metallic flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel is a lovely creamy, almost full, medium and well carbonated for the style.

Overall a very good example of the style.

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Photo of gbiello
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit darker than most brown ales. Looks closer to a porter. Rich malty aroma with strong molasses notes. Flavor is definitely weaker than than the nose promises. A little thin in taste and mouth-feel.

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Photo of Gemini6
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mikecd234
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Amb3do
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 4/3/2018. Pours slightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, brown sugar, toasted oats, nuttiness, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, brown sugar, toasted oats, nuttiness, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee, brown sugar, toasted oats, nuttiness, dark/brown bread, light coffee/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is a delicious English brown ale! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the minimally bitter/drying finish. Very rich with a nice sized body for the modest ABV. Very well rounded brown ale malt complexity; with restrained fruity yeast and mild earthy hop balance. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of leantom
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. It's very hard to make a brown ale that makes me go "WOW", but this one was pretty close. Here goes:

A: Best thing about the beer. Pours a relatively clear brown with a massive head. Also leaves a lot of lacing.

S: Good, but somewhat of a home-brew quality. Can smell chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Again, good, but nothing overwhelming.

T: Follows the nose. Lots of brown sugar sweetness and caramel. Faint hints of tobacco and earthy soil. Good.

F: Good. Nice and crisp.

O: A good beer. Would have again.

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Photo of stucat
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gorgeous clear dark ruby-brown body with a fizzy light tan head. The nose has both milk and dark chocolate, caramel, tobacco (possibly just its name's effect on me...), coffee. Good mix of bitter and sweet. The flavor is derivative of this combination, but still offers good rich flavors. It's firmly more sweet than bitter, which is fine by me. The body is medium, the carbonation a bit too enthusiastic.
Mmmm, i love browns and their rich, moody flavors without the heaviness of a porter or stout. This one offered exactly that, with an extra touch of sweetness to make it extra-palatable. Goes well with cigars, too.

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Photo of mkh012
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with no head.

Nose and taste are coffee, roasted malt, and nuttiness. Mouthfeel is thin to medium. Easy drinking.

Overall, a solid coffee brown ale. Nothing crazy but good. Mouthfeel could be fuller.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 2/13/18; drank 4/4/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice khaki head; frothy lace.

Acorn, cream & faint citrus notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Brown sugar, cream & faint citrus flavors.

Spicy & hoppy; not what I'm looking for in a brown ale. Drinkable but not one I'll ever drink again.

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Photo of Djburger56
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bendukes86
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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