Moat Water | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk 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:
#581
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
390
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
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336
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67
Trade:
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4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stark glossy obsidian black with a quick to fade dark tan blanket.

Smell hits the notes described on the bottle--it's just like boozy chocolate chip pancakes with a sticky bourbon maple syrup pocked by dark chocolate. Charred, splintery oak and super dark roast coffee are joined by caramelized brown sugar.

Taste is sweeter than most Cigar City stouts, starting with vanilla soaked Raisinets and a touch of smoky maple. The coffee is much less intense on the palate than it is in aroma, as it becomes more woody and splintery dry, yet also lighter in body, with some playful dark chocolate notes. The carbonation is actually crisp and the finish is slightly sticky and semi-dry.

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4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good looking dark black brew, with an inky, oily film remaining after the head has faded.

The nose and the palate are perfectly in sync: plenty of whisky, sweet but not overpowering; maple, chocolate, vanilla, cracker, toffee, and coffee. It's strong and sweet, but superbly balanced in both aspects, creating a BA maple stout that is impressively easy to drink.

Thick, chewy, and smooth on the palate. A joy to imbibe.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
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4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
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4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A bit sweet. Great mouth feel. Strong, quite good.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Moat Water from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 390 ratings