Moat Water | Cigar City Brewing

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4.38/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Moat Water is a stout brewed with lactose and Skatepark of Tampa's own moat water, then barrel aged with coffee, vanilla and Canadian maple veneers. As for the flavor, think "all you can eat chocolate chip pancakes and bottomless coffee".

Its appearance is dark, just like your future if you dare step foot into the murky depths of the water that once held the legendary moat races during SPoT's Tampa Am and Tampa Pro competitions.

This beer was created through a unique partnership involving three Tampa, Florida natives: Cigar City Brewing, Skatepark of Tampa and PS Stix: the Canadian maple wood veneers used in the aging process at Cigar City Brewing were then added into SPoT's 25 Year Anniversary decks built by PS Stix.

Moat Water is the product of a collaboration that represents quality, a vested interest in the Tampa community and, most importantly, a love of skateboarding and beer.

Added by Lare453 on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#446
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
366
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
3.82/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Minir infection in this bottle. Way over carbed.

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Photo of mlhyatt
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cellared 2013 bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours deep brown with a big frothy tawny brown head that settles to a solid layer and laces well.

S: Slightly smokey earthy roasted malt, coffee, hints of licorice, light chocolate and vanilla, a little maple comes out as it warms.

T: Roasty, nice coffee, a bit spicy, hints of licorice, light chocolate and vanilla, maybe even a little molasses and dark fruit.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth.

O: Had no idea what I was getting into when my buddy pulled this one out from the back of his cellar, but the years have done this one well.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is way better than CBS...

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Photo of matt23j
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chocolate chip pancake goodness.
A perfect dessert beer.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chart813
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baybum
3.87/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think this has fallen off but still nice

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danwho
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A little more coffee bitterness than I like.
At 8% this won't last much longer, was losing vanilla notes.
I would have loved to try this fresh.

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Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
3.51/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oxidized, second spoiled bottle I've had recently, i suggest drinking them if you still have them.

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Photo of Onestophopshop
3.54/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smalls like an ash tray .

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of trippnwo
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of gator79
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Moat Water from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 366 ratings