Moat Water
Cigar City Brewing

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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
ABV:
10.6%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 8.22%
Ratings:
375
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 06, 2019
Added:
Oct 29, 2012
Wants:
  336
Gots:
  61
SCORE
97
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Notes: Not the same beer as Moat Water - Barrel-Aged

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.
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Photo of ShawnyBellJive
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by ShawnyBellJive

This is the [email protected]# always grab 1 for every breakfast if I can great for work!!

Nov 06, 2019
 
4.49 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Nov 17, 2018
Photo of Roguer
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Roguer from Connecticut

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.

Oct 24, 2018
 
4.4 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Sep 27, 2018
 
4.35 by cd34 from Illinois on Sep 07, 2018
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Aug 30, 2018
 
4.31 by BarrelAgedG from California on Aug 16, 2018
 
4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Aug 04, 2018
 
4.21 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jul 26, 2018
 
4.5 by Narthax from Texas on May 15, 2018
 
4.67 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Apr 29, 2018
 
3.5 by suckaj from Florida on Mar 29, 2016
 
4.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 08, 2015
 
4.27 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Oct 29, 2015
 
4.39 by enelson from Illinois on Aug 08, 2015
Photo of grover37
3.82/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by grover37 from District of Columbia

Minir infection in this bottle. Way over carbed.

Aug 08, 2015
 
4.39 by mlhyatt from Georgia on Jul 21, 2015
Photo of RyanK252
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RyanK252 from California

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.

May 24, 2015
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KVNBGRY from Florida

This is way better than CBS...

Apr 15, 2015
 
4.6 by matt23j from Florida on Mar 06, 2015
 
4.26 by wethorseblanket from California on Feb 14, 2015
Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by floridadrift from Florida

Chocolate chip pancake goodness.
A perfect dessert beer.

Feb 13, 2015
 
4.5 by nathanmiller from New York on Feb 10, 2015
 
4.25 by MaseFace from Kentucky on Feb 01, 2015
 
4.53 by chart813 from Florida on Jan 26, 2015
Photo of baybum
3.87/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by baybum from Pennsylvania

I think this has fallen off but still nice

Jan 23, 2015
 
4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jan 08, 2015
Photo of danwho
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by danwho from California

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.

Dec 26, 2014
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
by Nick_isthatstillcool from Florida

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

Dec 26, 2014
Photo of Onestophopshop
3.54/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Onestophopshop from New Jersey

Smalls like an ash tray .

Dec 21, 2014
 
4.75 by SP1_FLA from Florida on Dec 07, 2014
 
4.25 by FrankHammer from Michigan on Dec 05, 2014
 
4.5 by trippnwo from Florida on Nov 29, 2014
 
4.75 by gator79 from Florida on Nov 07, 2014
 
4.25 by halo3one from Georgia on Nov 03, 2014
 
4.5 by LowbrowMedic from Florida on Oct 30, 2014
 
5 by JR86 from Florida on Oct 21, 2014
 
5 by JamesH from Florida on Oct 13, 2014
 
4.25 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Oct 13, 2014
 
4.5 by mxracercam from Pennsylvania on Oct 12, 2014
Moat Water from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 375 ratings