Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Caramel Graham Cracker | 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 thagr81us on 03-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of rel
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the CCB tasting at Cervezas. You could just copy/paste my Oatmeal Raisin Cookie review and replace the words Oatmeal and Raisin with Graham and Caramel, but every beer deserves its own review, not excluding this one. It did have some different qualities other than the obvious ones mentioned above.

It was a dark brown beer, with a thick tan head. Nice retention, nice lacing.

Smell started with a very strong cinnamon note, with a sweetness from the honey throughout. Biscuit and roasted malts on the back end.

This was a powerful beer. Little sips. Oh such awesome and flavorful little sips. Again strong cinnamon and honey, with the biscuit malts playing along nicely. There was a very pleasant and unexpected taste in this beer, bitter hops. The hops came through pretty strongly, but not conflicting at all with the primary flavors of the beer; like a stylish aside in the beer.

A fine graininess in the mouth mimics the texture of a graham cracker. Just the right thickness and lingering residues leave you wanting more, but there was so many beers to try. At the end of the night, I had to have 1 more!

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Photo of jsanford
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Brewvival 2011.

Pours a dark brown with a thin khaki-colored head. Smells and tastes exactly like it is, caramel, graham cracker, and the usual Maduro aromas of dark malt and toasted nuts. Slightly bitter hop and citrus finish. Medium body, nicely creamy, with medium carbonation. Wonderfully drinkable, just like every other version of Maduro I've had. Great beer, even better surprise seeing Cigar City at Brewvival!

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had while at Brewvival! Served from tap into a sampler Brewvival imperial pint. Poured a deep brown with a one finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, graham cracker, and watermelon Jolly Ranchers. The flavor was of sweet malt, graham cracker, and a subtle sour apple note. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I'm not sure how Cigar City keeps doing it, but they have more variations of this one beer than I ever thought possible! However, all have been really nice. This one is no exception. The slight sour note was a little off-putting however. It wasn't overly pronounced, but definitely present. A definite must try and I'm really glad it made its way to the event.

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Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale - Caramel Graham Cracker from Cigar City Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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