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Hot Blooded Foreign Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Hot Blooded Foreign Stout
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20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 73
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 1.93%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: nickfl on 08-27-2011

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 73
Reviews by Cheesemoose:
Photo of Cheesemoose
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Kickbacks Gastropub.

Nice, dark, black pour. Mocha/khaki head, pillowy with a solid 2 fingers of head.

Coffee, licorice and roasted nose with a pleasant dryness towards the finish.

Licorice, roasted coffee beans and a bit of chocolate in the finish. A strange character to the mid body, almost...funked. Sigh...

Prickly mouthfeel. Some signs of souring.

Overall, great beer, but I feel this is another soured beer from Cigar City. Shame. (458 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of daedalusfinch
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of johnyb
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of lionssoccer13
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ricoslim
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of manutdfan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JayS2629
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a two finger tan head that fades slowly and leaves sticky lacing behind.

The aroma is of char, coffee and cocoa with earthy elements, some grassy notes, and licorice.

Earthy background balances nicely to a chocolate and coffee dominated flavor with a touch of licorice and burnt sugar edges.

Thick and chewy

Overall, enjoyable sipper. (363 characters)

Photo of hopking311
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours pitch black, nice layer of tan foam, lacey . Great retention

noting some coffee,dark chocolate.very roasty..

Well carbonated and rich body..

taste very smooth, not too heavy, indicative of dark chocolates with dry ending note..

overall, Very very nice.. Cigar city never disappoints. Cant wait to have another. (323 characters)

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of wingnutter
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BierBliss
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of JebediahScooter
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mixed_master7
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of CGMLS3
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of adam42381
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes at Cigar City's taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.

Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass.

Appearance: Poured a coffee black with a light tan head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of black licorice.

Taste: Coffee and licorice up front followed by roast malt and dark chocolate in the middle before ending with a touch of hops at the finish. Aftertaste is roasted and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down smooth.

Overall: Very good beer overall. This would be great on a cold winter evening. (639 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Cigar City tap room.

A - A dark brown beer, in the dark light of the tasting room it looked appropriately black. There is a decent tan head that left some stuff on the sides. Pretty nice looking.

S - Coffee, cocoa, something that gives a little bit of heat, perhaps some sort of spice. Good roast.

T - Actually a pretty nice beer, manages to be roasty without that being overbearing. Has a little sweetness, but not a ton of it.

M - Smooth with lower carbonation and a clean finish.

O - Pretty good beer. I liked it enough to bring a growler back to share. Don't drink a ton of these style of beer, but it's a nice experience to have every once in a while. (676 characters)

Photo of cardsfan
4.98/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spider889
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of umopuew
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Hot Blooded Foreign Stout from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.