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Hot Blooded Foreign Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: adam42381 on 09-12-2011)
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Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -4.1%

ssimpson89, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
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.

PorterLambic, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -4.1%

bsuedekum, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Spider889
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Spider889, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of umopuew
4/5  rDev -4.1%

umopuew, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of daedalusfinch
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

daedalusfinch, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

tugg407, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

JayS2629, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of JebediahScooter
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

JebediahScooter, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Sean9689
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.

Sean9689, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
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.

MasterSki, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of cadaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

cadaugherty, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of fortheunheard
5/5  rDev +19.9%

fortheunheard, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of xpdrinker
5/5  rDev +19.9%

xpdrinker, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

cmrillo, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of CGMLS3
5/5  rDev +19.9%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -4.1%

spycow, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Lerxst
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%

On tap at CCB

A-Pours black with a 1/2" coffee colored head that has good retention and settles down a thin ring around the glass. Looks very good.

S-Roasted malt, dark roast coffee, a whiff of earthy hops. Smells good.

T-Dark roasted malt that is slightly rich balanced with a bitter bite of dark roast coffee, a slight earthiness that I assume comes from the hops, hints of chocolate.

M-On the heavy side of medium bodied, not quite full. Creamy, slick and coating.

O-This is definitely worth a shot, though CCB does brew better stouts. Still, I enjoyed this one from top to bottom.

Lerxst, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -4.1%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a dark dark brown. A beautiful colours with a nice touch of off-white head. Joey.... You were right, this one is definitely worth trying.
Smells rich and malty. Nce bitter roast on the nose and the tongue. A touch thinner than I'd like but very nice roast profile. This one is veery tasty. The carbonation is a bit high and the mouthfeel a bit weak but overall a solid beer and a great representation of the style

Urbancaver, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Brittmb29, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of jcartamdg
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a dark black color with a thick mocha three finger head that sticks around for a while, crazy head retention. Aroma of strong roasted malts, coffee, bitterness from the hops sweetness from the malts and licorice in the back. Taste follows the nose just intensified. Slightly dry but not dry stout level. Moderate mouthfeel. This is a great middle of the road stout.

jcartamdg, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Cheesemoose
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

Cheesemoose, Sep 28, 2011
Hot Blooded Foreign Stout from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.