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Hillsborough River Dry Irish Stout (Patio Tools) - Cigar City Brewing

Hillsborough River Dry Irish Stout (Patio Tools)
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours black in color with coffee and very light cocoa notes. Hillsborough River is brewed with roasted barley which contributes forward coffee notes with small notes of cocoa and toffee in the flavor.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: Chaney on 07-15-2011)
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Reviews by Shaw:
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Shaw

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was called Patio Tools when I reviewed it. They changed the name to Hilsborough River when they made it a year-round beer.

Pours totally black with a big brown head that doesn't vanish.

Slight sour aroma, with bigger notes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

The taste is quite good. Rich roasted flavors mix with just a bit of dryness. This doesn't have the sour/tart notes that Guinness does: Patio Tools is much better.

Creamy and super-smooth body. This is a very easy beer to drink

This is a very fine beer that shows that Cigar City can make great "regular" beers.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2011 16:08:10 | More by Shaw
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Hillsborough River Dry Irish Stout (Patio Tools) from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.