Maduro Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Maduro Brown AleMaduro 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:
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

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Ratings: 2,795 |  Reviews: 752
Photo of Mikecap
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into a tapered pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a chocolate brown with two fingers of whitish head that fade quickly, leaving nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Coffee up front, with some chocolate and toffee as well. A roasty smoky character as well, a lot more going on than a standard brown ale.

Taste: Espresso first, and bitter chocolate follows with hints of roasted barley and a bit of an earthy hop component. Hints of toffee and sweetness, very good taste to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with decent carbonation, and a smooth finish. Not too heavy but nothing you're going to pound down too quickly.

Overall: I thought this was a delicious brew from Cigar City, and definitely one to try. I'm not a huge brown ale fan but this was more reminiscent of a porter or an oatmeal stout given its nature.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Poured from a 12oz can into a stemmed tulip glass
Received as a trade extra from cparles (Thanks!)

A: A dark brown with a reddish hue; 1 -2- fingers of tan head settling fast to a thick collar leaving no lacing.

S: Wow, a really nice nose though I am having a hard time describing it. Lots of sweet malt and some kind of spice. There is a big toffee-like richness floating around.

T: A deep, rich flavor of espresso and toffee, roasted malts and chocolate. The addition of bittering hops dry out the finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation but it feels a bit thin.

O: A pleasant overall brown; it has an interesting nose and is sweet but not overly.

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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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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mrchrisray
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

dark, cloudy, and some floaters. light carbonation, small head, hardly any retention, and okay lacing and looks like dirty tea.

smoky, roasted dark chocolate, no hop smells for this palate, and some toffee espresso..barely.

chocolate at first, roasted malts, i don;t taste as much coffee as i smell.

kinda flat, easy to drink, smooth going down, and unsweetened baking chocolate aftertaste.

overall, good beer for the style, feels like its been open for an hour but only 10 mins. good but not amazing.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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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%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Maduro Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,795 ratings