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Outskirts | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Outskirts is an Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels. Outskirts presents itself on the nose with aromas of star anise and the unmistakable vanilla-wood-alcohol punch of the bourbon barrels in which it was aged. Semi-sweet chocolate, treacle and a trace of dried blackberry flavors combine with vanilla and leather on the palate to deftly hide it's 14.5% alcohol content. Viscous but never cloying, soft wood tannins and alcohol spiciness balance Outskirts' formidable body.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
86
pDev:
7.11%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
14
Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev -11.1%
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750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador Club. Bottled 3/7/16 (Enjoyed 8/16/17). Served in a Cigar City teku.

Pours oil black with a little more than two fingers of khaki froth. Loose retention.

Smells of wet, oaky bourbon, chocolate, caramel and a vague nasal tickle of fuesal alcohol.

Huge, deep, rich and roasty flavors. Bourbon filled dark chocolate, burnt mallow, wet oak, cooked caramel, molasses, toast and of course a hearty dose of alcohol.

Full, almost sludgy body with subtle carbonation. The decadent aftertaste is liek bourbon
-glazed, chocolate covered roasted caramel.

Outskirts is a huge barrel aged imperial porter. Cigar City delivers a strong entry to the advertised style. No surprises, as they have long been one of my favorite purveyors of big dark beers.

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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
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Outskirts from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 86 ratings