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Gourds Of Thunder - Cigar City Brewing

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jokermanboy on 09-17-2013)
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-11-2014 23:21:47 | More by bmur112
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mverity

Florida

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle shared at Proof Happy Hour. Odd brew. Super dark brown/black with no noticable head. Aroma was heavily spiced like a pumpkin, but also had some cocoa and vanilla. Taste was very malty and had some resiny hoppiness to it as well. Lots of that vanilla/choc from the aroma, still tons of spice, a bit of the squash/gourd/pumpkin but mostly the malt/spice. Mouthfeel was pretty viscous and medium to light carbonation. Mildly enjoyable, but I think it might benefit from a year in the bottle.

11-20-2013 04:19:03 | More by mverity
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thaghost

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-03-2013 00:39:50 | More by thaghost
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jokermanboy

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +29.1%

really good. good mouthfeel dark appearance
chocolate notes everywhere. I really liked it. definitely worth picking up a few. I'm curious to see how this ages the cigar city brewing brewpub never disappoints. I really can't wait to have it again...

09-17-2013 23:45:45 | More by jokermanboy
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tugg407

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-14-2014 05:48:58 | More by tugg407
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johnyb

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2014 21:51:26 | More by johnyb
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-08-2014 03:17:20 | More by JamesStreet
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2014 20:46:24 | More by Griffith
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-20-2014 17:26:33 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-03-2013 02:51:07 | More by Gonzoillini
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markcp

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-04-2014 17:51:18 | More by markcp
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -9.9%

750 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Black. Inky black, but doesn't look viscous. Thin khaki collar.

Smell - How odd. Chocolate and some licorice. There's a strange, slight vegetable aroma, too.

Taste - Much more chocolatey. Spicier in the back. Licorice is still strong. Still a funny flavor in the back. We decided it's the flavor of a well ripened compost heap.

Mouthfeel - Slick, but not a heavy body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - What a strange beer.

10-08-2013 01:21:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Good black coloring and when I say black it's dark, flat and black. The texture was nice but the head had little to mount on an died quickly.

All kinds of aromas are in the nose such as pumpkin, chocolate, spice, nutmeg and tobacco. The tobacco is a touch stronger than the other scents.

The flavor is dry with a smokey tobacco, coffee char, a fruity center and dry chocolate at the end. The tobacco in the taste is smokier than the aroma but it is a tinge strong. The gourd flavoring came as the beer warmed.

The feel is dry, light and moderately carbonated but easy enough to drink.

10-16-2013 23:18:26 | More by KYGunner
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cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-16-2014 03:30:14 | More by cyrushire
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-20-2013 05:36:06 | More by EgadBananas
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-14-2013 14:02:35 | More by BuckTuckian
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2014 03:27:20 | More by mendvicdog
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-20-2013 14:08:03 | More by injuredreserve
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-12-2014 05:20:06 | More by stortore
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-08-2014 01:45:12 | More by cwguy5
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-28-2013 03:21:54 | More by aasher
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%

Thanks to Sonny for the bottle.

A- Pitch black pour from the 750ml to a tulip. Thick and creamy mocha tan head to about a finger high with nice retention. Recedes to a small ring and deposits just a few spots of lace.

S- Dark unsweetened cocoa powder off the top in a dark roasty aroma. Deep roasted grains, ginger and allspice come to mind but it's mostly the rich porter characteristics here. Spices open with warmth.

T- Spices and gourds seem to open up here but still don't overpower the rich porter base. Dark grains create the base of the beer with dark hitter cocoa powder, chocolate, toasted nutty and some sweetness. Ginger, allspice and clove spicy hints pair well with the base. Some hints of squash and general vegetable. Belgian yeast adds an interesting spicy and fruity aspect.

MF- Thick bodied for 6% and has a nice creamy texture overall. Moderately low carbonation works well let those dark flavors shine. Spiciness and some roast bitterness lingers in the finish.

Drinks bigger than six percent with a rich porter base and good spices overlaying that.

12-07-2013 22:11:36 | More by cbutova
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-03-2013 17:17:45 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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velcrogrip

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +24.5%

On tap at the Brew Pub...

a: jet black, with a 2 finger deep brown head, the color of deeply roasted winter squash...

s: chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, mild spicy/herby aroma. Mild sweet/floralness. (i'm making that a word)

t: loads of chocolate, definitely some squash flavor... like roasted acorn squash. Sweet and roasty. Some spices in there that pair nicely with the chocolates forwardness.

m: creamy... Tim nails his ales on mouthfeel every time.

o: very pleasant beer. everything I was hoping for, and more. Nothing like Good Gourd at all. Highly recommend.

09-19-2013 18:39:51 | More by velcrogrip
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-11-2014 14:33:31 | More by Kevinhcraig
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Gourds Of Thunder from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.