Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Maduro Oatmeal Brown AleMaduro Oatmeal Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.92/5
2,738 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:
#5,826
Reviews:
734
Ratings:
2,738
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
532
Trade:
21
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Ratings: 2,738 |  Reviews: 734
Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rutkiller
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great brown ale with hints of chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel and roastiness. Gets better as it warms. Nice lingering one finger, creamy head. Feels semi-thick in the mouth.

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

Photo of TBCE
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown with a finger width head. Head quickly dissipates. Smell is a very nice expresso, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is also nice, but flavors of expresso and chocolate are less pronounced. Finish is smooth with a lot of carbonation and hints of nuttiness. One of the better brown ales I have experienced.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany with a nice small, but lasting, off-white head.
Smell of sweet toasted malt, espresso, (not that) dark chocolate, fresh cigar, caramel, faint toffee, brown sugar. Not too hop forward, so it seems rather "English".
Taste has caramel and a bit of white raisin in the front, faint fresh fig, with a nice toasted bready feel building up. A tiny bit of molasses, some baking chocolate. Tends to become dusty, but there's a nice subtle zestiness that keeps it fresh, mixing it up with cocoa powder and some mildly roasted coffee bean. Faint cinnamon, touch of vanilla too. Finishes with some earthy hop, with a dry leaf/tobacco feel, but not disturbing, like in some English ales.
Aftertaste has that cigar note, some toast, some cocoa nibs, faint coffee. Medium body and carbonation, kinda refreshing.
An awesome, more traditional brown ale, but still with some perfectly tweaked.. twists. Awesome stuff as usual from Cigar City.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown with a nice tan head. A little thin in my opinion, but then I like chewy beers. A little heavy on the carbonation too, but then that might be another way of saying I like heavy, chewy beers. Definite coffee, caramel, and malt, with maybe some raisins or prunes in the background. Another one in the "plus" column for Cigar City!

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

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VTWicked
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHammer
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured with a nice thumb of head that sadly didn't stick around, nor did it lace. The body is a deep, thick chestnut brown with slight hints of red oak colour.

Smell: Has a musty dry malt smell accented by some mild roast coffee notes. Warming helps the case on this one quite a bit. Everything here is good, just wish there was more of it.

Taste: Pretty much the same as it smells, only with a lot more kick. The beer starts with a restrained dry malt that turns to dark chocolate and coffee notes with a slight smokiness to the experience and ending with a mild earth hit in the background to more coffee.

Mouthfeel: A nice coffee aftertaste that while dry works well. The transistioning is good and the carbonation is solid up until the very end of the beer. Nothing that clobbers you on this one, but at the same token perpetually interesting.

Drinkability: A little bit on the heavier end of medium bodied, but still very good. I wouldn't say in quenches your thirst, nor would I say it is a beer for all times, but it knows what it is, and does it right.

Final Thoughts: The drier aspects of this beer, really lend it towards fish or moist rich chocolate deserts. I think the picture on this beer really speaks volumes to what it is. I would want to drink it at the same that I would want to have a cigar, typically in the twilight hours after dinner, or during a hot day by the pool. I've been so far pleased with everything Cigar City has offered.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep brilliant chestnut under a 2” off white foam cap that descends to a thick film. Smell: Light roast malt, chocolate aroma, dark fruit. Taste: Plum with traces of chocolate for support and hints of sour. Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body and carbonation.

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

Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WiggyKGB
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kruja5
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of johnpalisi
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbwimer
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sliprk314
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huffs
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewGoria
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,738 ratings
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