Hillsborough River Dry Irish Stout (Patio Tools) - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Aiptasia:
3.28/5 rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Sampled this at Engine 15 Brewing company in Jacksonville Beach, on tap, with a bratwurst and chips, under the old "patio tools" non de plume.
A: Poured a dark coffee into a 16 oz. pint glass with no discernible head, just a halo. Lacing was apparent, like a sea foam fishing net.
S: Didn't get a lot of smell on this beer. Smelled like toasted water if there is such a smell. Was hoping for more smell character.
T: The taste was fine and very underwhelming. This beer would probably benefit from warmer temperature (60's f) drinking than the ice cold way I tried it. Subtle hints of vanilla sugar, not much from the hops, wet middle, dry finish with no aftertaste.
M: It drank fine, no complaints. Microcarbonated, wet middle and drinkable on a warm day.
O: Expected more flavor depth on this one, but I guess it was intended for easy drinking after working in the yard or while grilling outside. To that end, it's just fine, just not my thing. One positive is that it would be an easy dark beer for non-craft beer enthusiasts to enjoy.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2011 20:10:01 | More by Aiptasia
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4.31/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Cigar City Brewing Brew Pub - on-tap
A - stars out beautiful with the nitro. Settles to perfectly balck with finger of tan, silky head.
S - roasty malts and chocolate. Some disntant espresso. Sweet and bitter both hit the nose. Awesome here.
T - silky chocolate and espresso both hit the palate so smoothly. Bitterness is balanced so nicely with sweetness.
M - where do I start. Silky. Smooth. Velvety. Drinkable is an understatement. Awesome.
O - man this is killer. Dry Irish Stouts aren't usually knocking my socks off, but this absolutely does.
Serving type: on-tap
04-25-2014 23:24:15 | More by da_beers
3.94/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours black with a half-finger of creamy tan head frozen in time. It has a milk chocolate smell with toasted oats, pecans, and cream, but I only pick up on those flavors if I stretch myself -- it's all rather subtle. The taste brings cocoa powder, coffee, burnt toast, and bitter hops. It goes down silky smooth with a super dry finish and is on the lighter side of medium in body.
Serving type: nitro-tap
04-09-2014 06:44:15 | More by itsscience
Hillsborough River Dry Irish Stout (Patio Tools) from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.