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Moat Water | Cigar City Brewing

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Moat WaterMoat Water

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A big stout brewed with vanilla and coffee and aged on maple veneers.

Added by Lare453 on 10-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 65
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark color with a thick, frothy dark espresso head.

Smell is a barrage of vanilla and maple wood with some coffee buried underneath. Smell is dominated by the "added" ingredients but it's amazing, this is a wonderful blend of several things I love most in beers.

Taste is rich sweet vanilla bean, tons of woody maple, some mild bitter coffee, some lactose. Again, dominated by the the three special ingredients but in no way is that a bad thing.

Mouthfeel is really creamy, soft, like drinking frothy milk. The alcohol is detectable but far from distracting.

This is really delicious, maybe I'm just a sucker for overdone flavors but there ain't nothing wrong with this. Yum.


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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle trade with toofdoc. Thanks!

Room temperature. Poured into a CC snifter, a dark, brown-black liquid, thick, capped off with a small foamy mocha head that retained until the end and left streaks of lacing. Fairly roasty in the nose, boozy right from the start, which was strange considering the ABV isn't incredibly high. I guess I kind of expected a rich, creamy treat with this one, but it really wasn't that. Roasty dark malts, roasted coffee grounds, though lacking any rich, smooth coffee taste--like the roast was there without the coffee, if that makes sense--vanilla was very light, lending a background sweetness, like the aftertaste of a nilla wafer, mild hit of unsweetened chocolate. There was a strong taste of fusel alcohol that I didn't much care for, with a definite woody quality coming through in the finish. [I think some people are trying to pick up things that aren't here...it's maple wood; there's not actually maple syrup in this beer.] Body was on the heavier side of medium, nearly full. It was a pretty easy drinker, but really just an average beer overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. More so than stouts that are bigger, zero light even at the edges. Fairly thick tan head. Leaves a delightful mocha lacing around the snifter.

Smells like sweet coffee. Vanilla in there. Some sweet woody notes. A lot like a cold press coffee.

Fresh and slightly oily coffee bean and all sorts of sweet flavors. Maple woody notes. Not sure if I quite get maple syrup however. Really a tasty beer.

Full creamy mouthfeel.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Jaap. Thanks Jeff!

A-Pours black with a beautiful dark brown head. A quick swirl leaves sticky brown bubbles on the side of my glass.

S- Coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Pretty sweet and not very roasty.

T- Creamy, smooth chocolate milkshake. Very sweet with coffee, vanilla and subtle maple notes. Super tasty.

M- Mouthfeel is medium to full body, very creamy with lingering espresso on the tongue. NIce carbonation too.

O- Sooo drinkable for a big stout .Cigar city has this stout thing down. Every one ive tried to date has been fantastic and this one is no different.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into HF stemmed glass. Thanks Don for sharing this.

A- Pours a jet black with about a quarter finger of mocha brown head that recedes at a moderate pace leaving some spotty lacing.

S- Chocolate, maple, vanilla, espresso. Very aromatic and lots of chocolate.

T- Creamy chocolate, roasted espresso beans, finishes with maple, vanilla and sweet smooth milk chocolate that has an extremely nice lingering milk chocolate aftertaste. Overall lots of chocolate with a nice maple balance.

M- Very smooth and creamy, nice carbonation, a little bit on the thicker side, extremely easy to drink.

O- This was a fantastic imperial stout from CCB. The combination of maple and chocolate paired very well together and worked to exactly how CCB wanted it to in making a beer that would taste as much as chocolate chip pancakes as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this beer and I would love to have it again. If you like chocolate you will definitely like this beer and I highly recommend checking it out.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Moat Water from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 364 ratings
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