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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: 4
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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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-11-2012 01:07:43 | More by ssimpson89
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: growler

01-24-2012 03:37:23 | More by PorterLambic
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-22-2012 20:39:09 | More by bsuedekum
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Spider889

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-12-2012 06:21:44 | More by Spider889
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umopuew

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-11-2012 14:59:52 | More by umopuew
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daedalusfinch

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-08-2012 12:18:48 | More by daedalusfinch
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tugg407

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-06-2012 07:27:52 | More by tugg407
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2012 17:11:33 | More by JayS2629
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-28-2011 01:20:47 | More by JebediahScooter
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

12-19-2011 19:58:21 | More by Sean9689
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

12-18-2011 22:07:09 | More by MasterSki
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2011 15:59:31 | More by acurtis
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-18-2011 05:42:08 | More by cadaugherty
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fortheunheard

New York

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-17-2011 12:59:57 | More by fortheunheard
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xpdrinker

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-14-2011 13:27:37 | More by xpdrinker
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cmrillo

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-13-2011 12:06:12 | More by cmrillo
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-09-2011 02:02:32 | More by CGMLS3
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-07-2011 04:08:25 | More by spycow
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Lerxst

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2011 01:45:29 | More by Lerxst
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-05-2011 19:53:36 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: growler

12-02-2011 22:58:09 | More by Urbancaver
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-19-2011 15:30:02 | More by djrn2
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Brittmb29

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-16-2011 04:54:28 | More by Brittmb29
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jcartamdg

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

11-14-2011 04:26:36 | More by jcartamdg
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Cheesemoose

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2011 02:48:04 | More by Cheesemoose
Hot Blooded Foreign Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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