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
2,760 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:
#6,273
Reviews:
737
Ratings:
2,760
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am a major fan of Cigar City's Jai Alai IPA (terrific IPA!), and decided to try their Maduro Brown Ale (can).

Fluffy head which diminishes relatively quickly and leaves little in the way of lacing behind, color is dark brown with hints of amber. Nose is mild, consistent with toasted brown bread and mild coffee. Palate feel is smooth, with low carbonation. Taste is mild and agreeable, with flavors of mildly sweet roasted malt, gentle hints of coffee and molasses. An agreeable malt-centric brown ale, with a pleasantly smooth mouth feel (due to the additional of oatmeal).

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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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3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
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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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,760 ratings
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