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110K+OT Batch #2 - I.R.I.S. - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
110K+OT Batch #2 - I.R.I.S.110K+OT Batch #2 - I.R.I.S.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 144
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 126
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 05-12-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

DustinSWB, May 04, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally getting a chance to open the 110k batch 2!! I can't recall who was kind enough to trade this to me but I'll go through and update this at a later date. Thanks!,

Looks like the traditional CCB stout. Not quite as thick, but a nice head (after 4 years even!) and some decent lacing.

Smell is pretty much Cocoa powder. Nice chocolate and roast aroma.

Taste is very nice. Smooth and easy to drink. Thinner than their modern stouts, this has a nice chocolate taste with some roasty, smoky flavor and a hint of raspberry!

Love this beer! Four years old and drinking great! Probably not many of these left but if you can get one

sendsilk, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Teleweizen2, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

ncaudle, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

acurtis, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jvillefan, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

drewone, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

beernads, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

FLBeerGuy, Mar 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

toofdoc, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a midnight black with very little head; the well-tanned foam fades quickly, leaving just a ringlet behind in a matter of seconds; it does dot the side of the chalice, leaving quite an impression

Smell: The cedar leaves quite an impression, complementing the charred, dark fruit, licorice and chocolate elements

Taste: As with the aroma, the cedar dominates the flavor profile from start to finish; there is a great stout underneath, with dark chocolate, licorice, molasses and dark fruit flavors but the cedar is so dominant that it is hard to find the stout for the cedar

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Perhaps it is the age, perhaps it is the cedar but I just don't care for what this beer has become; guess it is another one I should have pulled from the cellar at an earlier stage in its development

brentk56, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks a TON to pete for hitting this long time want of mine! Consumed on 8/8.

a - poured the typical cigar city black with the thin tan head. coats the glass and just stunning. leaves some spotty lacing.

s - a bit oxidized and has a hint of wet dog, but still lots of roast. some chocolate. as the brew warmed it got a bit spicey too.

t - WOW. chewy. kind of like hunah, but a bit spicier and without any cinnammon. very roasty. peppery.

m - thick and a bit spicey.

o - overall, this would've been a good one to try fresh, but super glad to get to try it even now. seems to have held up. what a great tick as this was one of my first wants when i first discovered cigar city. great flavor and definitely like a hunah jr. in fact, i would guess that this was a test batch of either a variation on hunah or searching out the perfect hunah recipe. stout with spices...it just works.

cosmicevan, Aug 13, 2012
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hannydawg, Dec 31, 2011
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110K+OT Batch #2 - I.R.I.S. from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.