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Moat Water - Cigar City Brewing

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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 355
Gots: 66 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A big stout brewed with vanilla and coffee and aged on maple veneers.

(Beer added by: Lare453 on 10-29-2012)
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Reviews by Biggesthouse:
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4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Drank at room temp, stored in a hidden compartment within a closet.

A: Pours an opaque midnight, bronze coffee head, mildly carbonated
S: Rich roasted black coffee, With notes of vanilla, Berries and maple syrup
T: Tastes of black coffee, dark chocolate, with a bit of alcohol, a reduced maple syrup and vanilla, with an essence of berry

Overall, Moat Water is a favourite of mine! A delectable, one time only brew! Bravo CCB and SPOT!

Biggesthouse, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3.73/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cigar City Moat Water
Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Duvel Tulip.
A: Dark Brown/ Black with a brown head. Nice lacing. Looks very attractive.
S: Coco, Vanilla and minor caramel notes. Like coco puffs in chocolate milk with Hershey’s syrup poured on top (ya a ton of coco).
T: Chocolate, Vanilla. Sweet, extremely sweet like Moo Hoo or Moloko.
M: Lots of coco in the mouth and nostrils.
O: Meh, its good but its too sweet. I wanna see what it ages into.

codysjb, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Black throughout, moderately thick in body, with minimal visible carbonation. A small dark brown crown atop that leaves an oily sheen and small dots of stick down the glass.

Lots of both dark and bittersweet chocolate in the aroma, along with some complementary maple sweetness, a bit of earthiness, and some roasted coffee notes. Complete, though perhaps a bit too sweet and not as complex as I'd hoped.

The flavor is rich, decadent, and full of (high quality) bittersweet chocolate flavors. Along with the earthy and mildly bitter chocolate, is some maple syrup, mild roast, and a little bit of vanilla. Incredibly drinkable for a rich, sweet imperial stout.

Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

I was surprised at just how incredibly delicious this stout was.

ehammond1, Nov 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

jokermanboy, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

TKEbeerman, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

SPRichard, Mar 12, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter. Shared during our NWI tasting group Bourbon county night

A - Dark chocolate brown with light chocolate on the edges. Small mocha colored head sits on top throughout

S - Nice nose on this one as I get coffee, light dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, maple syrup and oak

T - There is sweet vanilla and maple up front before I get coffee and a cigarette / char smokiness. The finish is oak as well as the cigarette/ char smokiness that lingers on. Overall, I really loved this beer on the first sip with the vanilla and maple. However, I'm not a big fan of the char flavor which made this one detract just a bit for me.

MF - Light body with a nice smoothness that comes in near the end. Light oak tingle remains in the finish

O - Overall, this is a solid stout from Cigar City. It has a nice sweetness to it and the vanilla, oak and coffee all make themselves known and add great flavor. What prevented this one from being great for me was the cigarette smokiness/ char flavor which came through. If you like those charred flavors, I'm sure you'll like this one.

jeonseh, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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CLCardinal84, Jan 18, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another delicious beer from the crew at Cigar City. The vanilla and espresso belong together as they blend so well. The smooth feel of the beer keeps you coming back for more. I have always enjoyed CCB's ability to mask high alcohol content with great flavor. I mean, you know you are drinking alcohol but its not in your face or spicy. I enjoy that.

Thanks and Cheers

dayvinn87, Sep 01, 2013
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Moat Water from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.