Hot Blooded Foreign Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
09-11-2011 15:55:12 | More by hopking311
4.38/5 rDev +5%
A - A small head of brown foam on a black body. The head settles slowly and leaves light lace.
S - Bittersweet chocolate and nutty coffee with some chicory.
T - Smooth caramel and chocolate up front. Nutty toffee in the middle and some tart chocolate in the finish.
M - A slightly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.
D - Nicely done, very drinkable and complex.
08-27-2011 21:36:22 | More by nickfl
4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
Filled my growler a couple hours ago, pouring into a pint glass. FYI, I kicked my IPA habit about a month or two ago and now am extremely hooked on rich stouts and sour Belgians.
A: Wow, Hot blooded has a eye-popping, rich dark espresso color head, really thick, texture like whip cream topping:) Settles down to leave a filmy ring around the edges. Body is pitch black but almost looks extremely dark, dark brown.
S: Creamy oatmeal right off the bat with some explosive notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts and undertones of coffee/espresso. Does not smell burnt or smoked so I am really looking forward to this one.
T: I'm in paradise. Smooth, rich, higher alcohol without the dominant or lingering characteristic, creamy, warm and inviting. Very complex taste but way to enjoyable to savor, like eating a snickers (a lot of rich ingredients but it goes down in one bite, all taste the same). Oatmeal gives the beer a sturdy backbone throughout, it calms down the acrid taste of dark chocolate in the beginning while softening the big punch of espresso at the end.
M: Every characteristic I'm picking up is light, a lot going on but nothing really is over the top dominant which is making the beer a lot more enjoyable compared to a porter with a heavy smoked presence or a stout with a over bearing roasty taste. Mouth feel is more like frosty from Wendy's then a beer.
O: To be honest one could take my review as a little bias because Cigar City is by far my favorite brewery. They consistently deliver choices within styles to meet anyone's taste buds. This is a perfect desert beer. I would compare it to Rogue's Chocolate Stout (which is one of the world's best) but I can enjoy Hot Blooded to the fullest extent because it is lighter, more like a bit size candy bar compared to a whole birthday cake. Love the beer, love the brewery!
09-21-2011 05:22:29 | More by One2Remeber
4.26/5 rDev +2.2%
On draft at Gainesville House of Beer. Pours jet black with creamy mocha head. Very creamy mouthfeel, wow this is beautiful. Sweet sugary chocolate/lactose on the aroma. This is so creamy it feels and tastes like I'm drinking super rich chocolate milk with just a a bit of coffee bitter to balance. Pretty sweet, but very solid and lots of flavor that bursts on the palate. Really wish I would have had a chance to try Check It and See.
11-23-2012 18:23:24 | More by BMMillsy
4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
On draft into a snifter
A dark black, nigh thick rich foamy head, nice lacing, long lasting head
S bitter cocoa, a little rotated coffee, a little oak, vanilla
T starts off with a toasty caramel than moves Ito a dry bitter chocolate middle. The end is a little bit sweet but a lot of cocoa and coffee come through. The after the has a small amount of heat behind it and lingers for a while. Is great.
M viscus, a little thick but on a good way, creamy, smooth
O fantastic stout. A little high in alcohol Tom,ale a session beer, but something you could drink often. I loved it.
Had th is at the taste of west shore event in Tampa. Best part was that is was free!
10-12-2012 18:06:26 | More by Lare453
4.22/5 rDev +1.2%
Growler shared by Mike (AgentZero). Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.
A - A finger of tan foam settles to some wisps, a thick collar, and splotches of lace. Very dark brown, with lighter glints at the edges of the glass.
S - Nice collection of caramel, anise, milk chocolate, toffee, and cocoa powder. Captures the intensified sweetness and roast of the style well.
T - Taste is roasted malts, nuts, yeasty bread, and light char. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests, with more dry and toasty malt character to it.
M - Smooth medium body with a lower level of carbonation. Dry and surprisingly clean finish, without any obvious alcohol presence.
D - Good stuff. An enjoyable take on a style that doesn't get a ton of attention in the US. I'd gladly order this if it were on-tap in Florida, and I enjoyed it significantly more than Puppy's Breath Porter.
12-18-2011 22:07:09 | More by MasterSki
4.2/5 rDev +0.7%
Hot Blooded Foreign Stout
On nitro tap at Cigar City on 8 October. Served in an American pint glass.
This sucker was a pitch black. I could put a flashlight to this thick black beer and the light would bounce right back into my eye. On top was a 1/2 an inch dark tan almost coffee brown like color head of foam. It decent retention that left behind a string of foamy rings along the edge and numerous streaks of lace around the glass.
The aroma was on the dark and roasted side of things. The aroma contained roasted malt, dark roasted coffee beans, a subtle splash of sweet caramel, raisins, a spatter of roasted hops.
The taste was heavily roasted with roastec malt, dark roasted coffee beans, a subtle taste of raisins and figs, and then it finishes up with a pinch of roasted hops. I couldn't detect any sweetness like caramel or molasses in the taste. It could have used it, but it wasn't needed.
It wasn't as dry as Death Valley during the summer. It was medium bodied with a decent level of carbonation, and a dry roasted aftertaste of roasted malt and roastec coffee beans. No sweetness in here either. The sweetness in this beer was only found in the aroma.
Overall it was a nice medium bodied dry roasted beer. Would I drink it again? I probably would if there wasn't anything on tap that I haven't had before.
10-21-2012 23:18:48 | More by AltBock
4.15/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks, Mike! Growler into Darkness tulip.
A - Pours black, tan-colored head, thin ring, wisps.
S - Chocolate, roast, slight coffee, maybe some earthy tobacco in there as well. All very solid and enjoyable.
T - Chocolate, roasted malts, slight burnt sugar sweetness, tobacco and a nice dose of light hops. Very well-rounded...the sweetness and hops are really well-balanced.
M - Medium to full body, good carbonation, creamy finish.
O - Another solid brew from CCB. I'm a fan of this style to begin with, so I have no complaints about this beer at all. Great balance, enjoyable, and a glass or two won't destroy you.
12-19-2011 19:58:21 | More by Sean9689
4.13/5 rDev -1%
Pours, for all real purposes, black. The big, fluffy head, after pouring right down the middle of the pint glass, was over 2" thick. Smooth and somewhat creamy looking, retention is decent. Color of hot cocoa. A little lace left behind.
Smell is weak with wet cardboard dominant, followed by a wood note and faint cocoa and a whiff of indeterminate spice.
Taste is better with toasted malt, cocoa, a rum/whiskey note and a hint of leather. Very nice and a god balance to boot.
Full-bodied and rich with a light effervescence. Slight drying aspect at the finish.
Went great with an awesome Gethsemani Bros. fruitcake.
01-24-2012 03:37:23 | More by PorterLambic
Hot Blooded Foreign Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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