rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into belgian glass. Aroma lacked the malty, rich sweetness of the style. No diacetyl. Appearance: nice dark brown color, poured with little head. Little bit of ruby if you hold it up to the light. Taste: nice, malty flavor, with a little toast. Balanced bitterness, but not really hoppy. Not really picking up fruity esters. Palate: Medium-full body, nice viscocity (from the oatmeal?). Moderate carbonation. Overall: a pretty good example of the style. Very nice flavor, would go very well with a hearty meal, or a cigar as they say.
Buongiorgio00 (83) - - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birra davvero buona. Brown ale accattivante che ti avvolge con il suo corpo insospettabilmente cremoso e le note di nocciola, caffť e caramello aggregate dal tostato dei malti. A tratti, sul finale mi sembrava di stare sorseggiando qualcosa di piý simile a una stout. Davvero ineccepibile.
Niko100 (1663) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, nuts, chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, hops, and nuts; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, great session brown ale.
ronaldtheriot (967) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cigar City Maduro has a thin-to-medium cream colored head, a dark brown appearance, which is pretty hazy, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is initially nonexistent, but as the beer warms, one will detect a rich, somewhat sour, pleasantly roasted barley malt and bread crust. Taste is of sweet, deeply roasted malt, a touch of bitterness, sweetness, and toffee. Mouthfeel is watery and a bit slick, and Cigar City Maduro finishes semi-dry, mellow, and highly drinkable. RJT
Jamesthebrit (131) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: More coffee and toffee than normally in a brown ale. A little metalic note.
A; Looks perfect for a brown ale: dark brown in color with a nice creamy tan head. Excellent retention.
T: A good caramel toffee note. Cream note. Milky. Goes down easy but with some good flavor.
P: Creamy with a medium body. Metalic finish reminds me of a porter.
Great showing for a brown ale. Brings some flavors that remind me of a porter but a little more.... chewy? A little too sweet in parts but very nice.
pmcint01 (26) - Pitman, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A friend bought this at the Tampa airport and brought it back to me. Very dark brown in color with minimal brown head that quickly disappears. Looks almost black it is so dark. It has a heavy toasty caramel flavor. You canít taste any hops. Medium body with a thick texture. Minimal carbonation with a long finish. Overall not a beer I would choose again personally.
Gerbeer (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours Avery dark brown with light head. Aromas of nuts, biscuity malts, and ash. Flavours are similar. A disappointment considering the ratings but maybe a sign of tap vs bottle. A basic nut brown ale.
mverity (113) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Goodness, after enjoying this beer for over a year, Iím finally reviewing it. Sipping from the can at the moment; however, I know this beer has a fantastic hazy brown color. It smells heavily of toffee and chocolate , with a good amount of caramel and coffee. The taste is mainly the toffee, closely followed by coffee and then the roasted malts. What really makes this beer for me is the mouthfeel. Superbly creamy. I canít recall if they actually employ oats in the brewing process, but it certainly feels like it. Maduro coats the tongue and mouth, and I love that about it. No homo.
hippiemusic (17) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now that the weather is getting milder, do yourself a favor and run out and get a 6 pack of this. A nice rich deep color, with a taste that will complement, as the name states, any deep and rich cigar. Also can see this as a desert beer.
ectotherm (9) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you are in the Tampa area make your way to the brewery taste house on spruce street. If you can not because of the wife or the other. Buy it in a can, pour in to a glass or your hand if you have to. Drink the six pack sitting in the backyard chasing the opossums away. For the tourist do the same but chase down the little brown lizards down and try to catch them.
RJ815 (11) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into glass as instructed by can (though Iíve also tried tap version).
Perhaps the most notable thing about this beer is that itís very smooth on the palate, followed by a distinct mix of chocolate and coffee flavors. Pairs reasonably well with food, as the can boasts.
I personally find the tap / draft version superior to the can version, mostly because the aroma and taste are noticeably stronger there. Both the aroma and taste are pleasant from the can version, but not outstanding.