Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cacao Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cjgator3 on 06-27-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Floydster:
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3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32 ounce growler from tpd975, thanks again for our first trade Greg, poured into an oversized wine glass side by side with the vanilla and espresso version, shared with Ben, Bob, and Danny last night, color is a medium brown with some red in the light, 3/4 inch soapy light tan head, good retention, no lace, aroma consists of
very light chocolate, roasted malts, mild toffee, some nuts, and earthiness, starts off with caramel, some more malt in the middle but mostly toffee now, pretty roasted too, only a slight amount of cocoa in the finish, reminds me of the powder from a hot chocolate packet, nto too flavorful overall but a solid brown ale, just seemed a bit boring, roasted and nutty mouthfeel, medium bodied, moderate carbonation, taste does not linger much but it is smooth, could have drank this growler myself as it is light in alcohol and you cannot taste any either, not heavy or anything, decent drinkability, taste would just get tiresome pretty quickly, my least favorite of the three Maduro beers I was sent, just not much to it, still not a bad beer but not one I would seek out again in the future, still worth trying

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Photo of HighonHops42
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

from notes

nice medium brown color and a smooth even head of tan that came up from the bottom and coated the glass rather nicely i have to say. aroma is light chocolate with hint of nice roasted malts and a touch of coffee, well rounded for sure and definetely a nice way to end an evening. a mix if light carbonation with a smooth, velvet like texture to it led me to sip it down quite nicely and left a really nice overall impression

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Photo of Gtreid
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into my CCB pint glass.

A: Very much like the other Maduros, caramely brown. The pour produces about one finger of kahki color head that receeds rather quickly and leaves some nice lace.

A: Again, very similer to regualr Maduro, but with a bigger chocolate scent. Roasty malts and chocolate shine!

T: Very refreshing, the cocao in this brew is impressive. You get an earthiness that you would expect from a brown, but the chocolate, uummm!

M: Light to medium body, nice amount of carbonation. Just right.

D and overall impression: Again, like the other Maduro's, this one could be consumed all night. I like the Espresso treatment better, but this one is right up my ally. What else can be said about CCB, these guys are off the charts! Skal.

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Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tpd975
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the BA Bolita release party.

A: Pours a nice nutty shade of brown with a nice tan head. Good retention with a smattering of lace.

S: The wonderful aroma of regular maduro with a nice blast of chocolate.

T: Very tasty treat. Caramel and toffee up front. Lots of nice roasty malt in the middle. All maduro's have a nice chocolate component to them, but the cocoa nibs ramped it up several times in this one.

M: Medium in body, smooth and silky.

D: Good not my favorite of the Maduro treatments (Espresso is and always will be) but very tasty. Keep doing treatments guys, I love the little twist that each give to this already great beer.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz flip top, filled at the brewery, into red wine glass. Big thanks to Greg (tpd795) for the effort in getting this out to me!

Pours clear dark brown, maybe just a bit of haze, with a thin, soapy off-white layer on top. decent stickage, some spotty lacing.

Nose is lightly nutty, earthy, notes of roasty light coffee and dry cocoa come through. A nice citric, earthy hop bite puts its stamp on this one as an American Brown.

Taste starts off earthy, dry, smattering of coffee grounds with a light cocoa note towards the finish that carries the earthiness of the actual bean with it. A very light roastiness that's almost more of a dark toast carries throughout, maybe just a bit of molasses. A light bitterness, earthy (again) and with just a bit of a citric bite lingers on the palate. Cold, this was a bit of a mess, but once this one warmed a bit (45 degrees +), it turned into a very nice beer. Probably a 4.2-4.3 for me in taste - just short of hitting 4.5, and very flavorful for the abv.

Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, soft but crisp, medium bodied, maybe a tad watery around the edges but not much.

Nicely drinkable. Full flavored and very balanced. This one grew on me as I drank it - as the review indicates, very earthy, but the complexity really emerged as it warmed.

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Photo of mynie
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice cute little half growler.

Pours translucent, brown and red, and a surprising head on it especially considering that this was poured two weeks ago.

Smells like an exceptionally smooth and chocolatey brown ale.

Tastes good. Not picking up the big burst of rough chocolate I was expecting--the cacao nodes are much more smooth and subdued. Brown ale biscuits and earthiness back up the chocolate.

Nice vanilla nodes, very smooth, but aside from that it's a regular brown ale.

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Cacao Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 8 ratings