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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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My mother-in-law was kind enough to bring me a 12oz can of this fine ale all the way out to San Diego from Palm Beach Gardens. Poured into a traditional pint glass.

Pours deep brown with amber hues along the outside of the glass when held up to a light source - the head was a bit of a let down with very little retention and no lacing to speak of. Haha - wow! As soon as I smelled this one, I totally got the artwork on the can - tons of tobacco and cigar box on the nose - truly amazing actually. Dates and figs are also present in the nose, a bit of smokiness, sweet and earthy. Flavor is similar to the nose, with a big mouthful of dark chocolate, a hint of espresso, tobacco leaves, very earthy and enjoyable. No hops in the mix what so ever. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied, not complaining, but I wouldn't be bummed if they beefed up the mouthfeel a bit. Carbonation is light and perfect for the style. Overall, I was totally blown away by this one - not expecting much (especially after the underwhelming appearance) and it was one of the better brown ales i've ever had. So earthy and sweet, just like a fine cigar.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a glowing dark brown with purplish-red highlights. Very thin head that quickly fades to an extremely thin line. No lacing.

Dark fruity (especially grapes) smell with strong notes of coffee.

Sweet notes of coffee and grapes; milk, toffee, and smooth dark chocolate. Tons of strong, dry toast and dark malts. Any bitterness is from the chocolate and slightly burnt coffee taste.

Mouthfeel is very light, much lighter than the flavor profile would have suggested. Goes down very, very easily. Very little sting, but the beer doesn't feel the slightest bit flat.

Is this a dark brown ale, or a light porter? I honestly don't have enough experience with the style to say. I have enough experience with Maduro-wrapped cigars to say that this beer doesn't particularly remind me of one; however, I imagine it would pair quite well with a good, dark cigar (or dessert and/or dinner, for that matter).

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can in a standard pint glass.

A- A 1-finger tan cap on a brown pour, red highlights. The fast fading head went to nothing and left no lacing. Fizzy.

S- Toffee, sweet caramel, strong dark coffee, some warm booziness. Chocolate.

T- All the aromas listed above shine in flavor. Quite good.

M- The feel is minimal, very thin. Very fizzy. A bit of a creamy finish.

O- Underwhelming to me. It tasted good, but the flavors alone are not enough to carry this brew.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz can into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - 2 fingers of medium tan foam over a cloudy body of dark brown; thin web of lace

S - nuts, sweet caramel, hint of coffee

T - toffee sweetness up front, dark chocolate, black coffee, earthy notes; dry nutty finish leaves a bitter aftertaste

M - smooth creamy medium body, medium carbonation

O - Maduro is a solid brown.

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,699 ratings.
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