Hillsborough River Dry Irish Stout (Patio Tools) | Cigar City Brewing

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143 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours black in color with coffee and very light cocoa notes. Hillsborough River is brewed with roasted barley which contributes forward coffee notes with small notes of cocoa and toffee in the flavor.

35 IBU

Added by Chaney on 07-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
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21
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1
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Photo of BMMillsy
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On Nitro at the brand new Brass Tap in Gainesville. Awesome creamy kahki head on top of a pure black pour. Smells like chocolate syrup and not much else. Yum. Super smooth drinking, but a little watery for me. Dry finish and easy drinking. Not much flavor besides some vague roasted malt here, which is unfortunate after the incredible aroma. Wondering if they accidentally poured Guinness, though I know this is a dry stout. I just expected a bit more flavor on this one. Not bad but meh.

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Photo of d1ckvanswype
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Quick review scribbled at the bar, didn't know this was going to be around, they tapped out on Cigar City's Minaret right when I ordered it so this was the replacement, and what a replacement!

A: Jet black, thick, rich tan head that lasts and lasts and lasts.

S: Roasty malts, coffee.

T: YUM. Imagine having a bowl of Chocolate Rice Krispies, and instead of milk you used cold brew coffee with a touch of cream. Pretty much exactly there.

M: Super creamy, rich, a little chewy, with a deliciously welcome coffeelike astringency. Amazing, I just wish it was a TINY bit fuller, it should feel like I would get a tired jaw from chewing on this beer.

O: Easily one of the finest nitro beers I've had, one of the best Irish dry stouts, beats the everloving shit out of Guinness, I want this beer to be available year round, across the planet so people can use this as a marker for the style.

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Hillsborough River Dry Irish Stout (Patio Tools) from Cigar City Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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