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Moat Water - Cigar City Brewing

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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 353
Gots: 62 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: Lare453 on 10-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A big stout brewed with vanilla and coffee and aged on maple veneers.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 6.11.13
Dated 25 Oct 2012

A - Pours a very dark brown almost black with a two inhc fine-silky dark tan head with good retention.

S - Coffee, roasted malt, vanilla.

T - Strong coffee/vanilla mix, roasted malts, subtle chocolate and more coffee.

D - Silky smooth medium body with good carbonation.

O - Silky smooth with lots of coffee and vanilla. Very nice.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a snifter shared with friends. The brew appears deep black in color with few thin bubbles and minimal lacing. Half a finger of tan head retention quickly dissolves, but can be resummoned with a quick swirl of the glass. .

The aroma is earthen with strong notes of vanilla. Chocolate, coffee, and a hint of wood make appearances as the beer warms but the vanilla still dominates.

The taste is sweet vanilla, cocoa, and roasted malt but with very little to no bitterness. Coffee notes are drowned out to the vanilla. Minimal "maple wood" flavors detectable, but given how dense maple wood is I am not surprised it did not offer much flavor. Ethanol is minimally detectable. Very sweet stout overall makes a nice desert beer.

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Overall, great beer that I would definitely drink again.

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Moat Water from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.