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Moat Water - Cigar City Brewing

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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 355
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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:
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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4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a tan head. Nice lacing and good retention.
Smells very sweet with a slight roast to it. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, and some maple.
The taste follows with the sweetness. Vanilla, chocolate, and coffee flavors are prominent. The maple is very obvious too, but not overpowering. The flavors balance out perfectly and create an incredibly complex sweet stout.
Thick, creamy feel. Pretty smooth going down.

Incredible beer. I had my mind blown while drinking this. Just wow.

Danny1217, Jan 07, 2013
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4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle on Nov 14, served in a Tulip

A: A cloudy dense milk chocolate brown pour with a small amount of head that dies slowly
S: Fresh coffee, toffee, melted brown sugar
T: Yum, very coffee forward (which I like), followed by creamy milk chocolate and condensed milk. Very similar to a Vietnamese coffee with alcohol, very delicious.
M: thickish, but not as thick as I'd prefer. Carb was perfect.
O: Aside from BCBCS, this is my favorite coffee stout to date. Much better than say WnB.

BAstoutsNsours, Dec 27, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black with small mocha head. Aroma of heavy sweet chocolate and fresh maple vanilla coffee. A complex smokey pepper coming off the nose, too. Wow this smells incredible. Hige thick mouthfeel like an imperial. Taste is like chocolate milk. Slight coffee bitter finish. Very light on the vanilla and maple. Vanilla comes out in aroma and flavor as it warms. Very sweet but not cloying. Alcohol totally hidden. Wow. This is really fantastic. It probably won’t get as much love since it doesn’t say "imperial stout on the label" but don’t be fooled. Only knock is I was hoping for more coffee. Please brandy barrel age this, CCB. Pleeease.

BMMillsy, Nov 23, 2012
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4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: thin dark tan head on a jet black body without any light getting through.

S: aroma is excellent with lots of dark chocolate, coffee bean, cocoa, vanilla and brown sugar.

T: this one is delicious. Lots of dark chocolate with the right amount of sweetness with very nice complementing notes including both maple and oak woods, brown sugar and vanilla.

M: full body and moderate to high carbonation, more carbonation and crisper than I expected which actually works very well for this beer.

Overall: very well balanced and mildly complex. I felt like this one would be good but it's better than I was expecting. Really it has all the same favors as the standard sweeter stout this one just has them applied better and in the right balance of roasted bitterness and chocolate sweetness.

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Moat Water from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.