fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ill be perfectly honest-i dont know if this is what i got or not. the bottle just says "Madero Brown Ale", no mention of oatmeal. the label looks right though. Cigar City does my hometown good once again with this one, knocking the brown ale style out of the proverbial ballpark. aside from Tichberg’s , Id say this is my favorite brown ale now.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Brewery: Hazy dark brown color with a light head and leacing. The nose is oaky with a full bodied caramel note. Chewy and full bodied, quite a nice brown with a light nutty nose. Quite a contrast to the vanilla maduro.
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks markwise for the growler! It pours reddish brown with a big fluffy tannish orange head. The aroma is toasted with some dry yeasty character and a touch of coffee. The flavor is toasted with hints of sweet fruit and caramel that gives way to toasted nut and a hint of coffee in the finish. The oatmeal is noticed on the palate as this is very smooth. A leafy character throughout is the only hint of hops in this one. I loved it. It’s pretty much the perfect brown ale.
ExpendableHero (762) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coke pour, very dark with a minimal off-white head. Roasted aromas, along with some coffee and burnt malt. The taste is just okay, roasted grains, some toffee, a bit of coffee. A bitter aftertaste that I did not care for. I was expecting more from this one.
beernbourbon (1309) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by jckp64. Pour is clear, pure brown with a small tan head. Aroma is very pure caramel malt with a light tobacco background. Flavor is also smooth caramel malt and light wood. This is pure. Very tasty example of a brown ale.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a ruby brown with a medium frothy off-white head that is mostly lasting and leaving nice lacing. Rich nutty aroma has hints of caramel. Malty flavor is nutty with hints of toffee and cocoa. Has a Creamy texture that finishes dry.
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, as one might expect. Brown sugar, molasses and some coffee in the aroma. Very smooth, very rich (just like me! except for the smooth part. And the rich part...). Flavor has a lot of coffee and molasses, as well as some raisin. Very tasty stuff.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First let me state that my review of Maduro is based on a growler that was filled at the brewery 5 weeks ago. That being said, this beer is amazing! Pours the color of coca-cola. Very little head. Tastes extremely smooth. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Slight bitter taste. This was very good. Hopefully I will make it to the brewery some time to get to taste a fresh pour!
cpetrone84 (1447) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a hazy lighter brown color with a tan creamy bubbly head.
S-lots of ashy aromas, notes of espresso and milk chocolate with a touch of toffee underneath.
T-the taste is a little water, milk chocolate, notes of coffee, light herbal tea leaf presence in the back.
M-thin, smooth, and creamy, moderate carbonation.
D-good flavors that work well together, soft feel, a little thin. decent beer.
50belair (2338) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Yardhouse. Dark brown with a small of white head. The smell is inviting with notes of roasted goodness, oatmeal, and chocolate. The taste follows suit and gets better the warmer the beer gets. Bold flavors of roasted malt, cedar, chocolate, and expresso...