Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale
BA SCORE
78%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 2,729 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:
#5,693
Reviews:
733
Ratings:
2,729
Liked:
2,128
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
525
Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,729 |  Reviews: 733
Photo of Chasegator
4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cambabeer
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guppy314
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a can, pours as an almost opaque dark brown with a one-finger khaki head. Aromas of toffee and malt. Tastes of roasted malt and sweet caramel with hints of chocolate and coffee. Hops on the back end is nice but the creaminess is nicer.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beagleyx2
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

I'm still in the process of learning how to appreciate Brown Ales, so after hearing so many good things about Maduro I simply had to try it. Typically, the one thing I associate with Brown Ales is the distinctive (and for most part unique to Brown Ales) flavor/aroma of what I can only describe as how pitted Kalamata olives smell after they've been left at room temperature for too long. It's not necessarily a bad thing (besides, it's always very faint), but for me it's been something I've smelled/tasted in pretty much all the Brown Ales I've had the chance to sample (Abita Turbodog, Bell's Best Brown to name a couple). This one (Cigar City Maduro) however lacks this feature altogether. To me it looked and tasted like a "diluted" Porter. Lots of roasted flavors and aromas that I usually associate with beers in the black-end of the color spectrum. I would have had trouble guessing this was a Brown Ale if I didn't know beforehand. A good beer but quite an outlier flavor-wise within the Brown category.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City snifter.

1 finger light khaki head that dissipates quickly.Dark brown and clear in color,what light comes through the glass, is very distorted.Moderate carbonation.

On the nose I get bread,and dark roasted malts.Caramel,nuts,and small hints of dark fruit.Also getting some chocolate,and small hints of coffee as the beer warms


On the palate I get roasted malts,some coffee,and a slightly bitter nut flavor on the back end.Once the beer warmed I also started to get some vanilla notes on the backend.

The body is medium with a pretty smooth finish.

This is a damn good brown ale,another great beer from Cigar City Brewing!!!!

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Photo of Duffman79
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hombo3
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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 SaulFox
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Little sour on the back end.

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

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark brown producing a single finger of shortlived, tan, finely bubbled head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is malty caramel & toast, molasses & toffee. Taste is dark malt & bread, caramel, brown sugar & nuts.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bearbeerboss80
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pezhead_79
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single can copped at Korals in Marco Island. Pours a dark brown hue. Notes of espresso, chocolate, malts, and sugared sweets dominate this brew. Easily drinkable with no alcohol detected. Very flavorful and can be paired with a wide variety of foods. Recommended.

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Photo of EMH73
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown with a large, well retained head that left no lacing. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and a hint of vanilla. A bit lighter bodied than I had hoped for, but smooth and creamy, moderately carbonated. Overall a very good brown ale.

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 78% out of 100 with 2,729 ratings
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