Maduro Brown Ale is an English-style Brown Ale by Cigar City Brewing that blends toffee, chocolate, and brown sugar with nut, floral hops, and coffee.

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Maduro Brown Ale is an English-style Brown Ale brewed by Cigar City Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a nonic pint glass from a can.

Packaging art for the Maduro Brown Ale by Cigar City Brewing

Packaging art for the Maduro Brown Ale by Cigar City Brewing

What You Need to Know

Named after a cigar wrapper, the Maduro Brown Ale is a well-rounded brew with notes of chocolate, toffee, and coffee roast. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The ale pours a dark brown and is topped by a thick cap of dense tan-colored foam that shows modest retention. An aggressive pour yields the best results. A thin film of residue coats the sides of the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma has a scent of chocolate, toffee, nut, and a hint of floral hops.

Flavor

The palate is led by brown bread and toffee that’s mixed with nut and sweet notes of chocolate and brown sugar. Its finish is mildly bitter with a suggestion of floral hops and coffee.

Label art for the Maduro Brown Ale by Cigar City Brewing

Label art for the Maduro Brown Ale by Cigar City Brewing

Mouthfeel

Flaked oats lend to a silky smooth feel with a medium body and less-than-moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry.

Overall

The feel of this Brown Ale is sublime. Its aroma is enticing and the palate has just enough complexity to make the session compelling and interesting. The Maduro Brown Ale is a thoroughly enjoyable brew.

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