110K + OT Batch #6
Cigar City Brewing

110K + OT Batch #6110K + OT Batch #6
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 10.57%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
248
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  120
Gots
  51
SCORE
96
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110K + OT Batch #6110K + OT Batch #6
Notes: For times that call for “a whole lot plus a little more”, we proffer the 110K+OT series. This 2nd batch of the 6th iteration of 110K+OT is an Imperial Stout brewed with raspberries and aged in Port barrels that clocks in at 26 OG, 7 FG, 80 SRM. If you don’t know what all that jargon means, the gist of it is this: it’s more than you deserve.

IBU: 45
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 248
Reviews by deebo:
Photo of deebo
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-On tap at CC. Big 8 oz pour has a ringing of dark beige bubbles atop a black, opaque brew
S-Rich notes of wood, alcohol soaked raspberries and mounds of chocolate. Smells like dessert.
T-hey, tastes like dessert too. Raspberry enrobed truffles.
M-smooth, low/moderate carbonation with a pleasing warmness.
O-A rich, fruity chocolate bomb. Nice barrel notes. Flavorful and a perfect sipper.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blindly served, yet easily guessed, by Kyle. Thanks buddy.

Just oozes raspberries....Port plays a submissive role and the stout base of this beer simply doesn't stand much of a chance. Very sweet, very fruit driven, and disappointingly shallow on both Port influence and stouty goodness.

For a brewery that can excel in stouts and has a way with barrels, this is a bummer.

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3.45/5  rDev -20.7%

It’s Wednesday & I’m thirsty. A blind stab brings out this beautiful 750ML bottle that’s been hanging around too long. It’s going down. Split with my wife, & much anticipation.

The pour is as black as Hannibal Lecter’s heart, & almost as carbonated. Looks like a coffee mocha something or other. The nose is scorching alcohol, raspberry chocolate mousse cake, & a touch of port that might go unnoticed if not for the label. Hot lick damn.

110K+OT Batch #6 is a classic Cigar City stout. There’s a huge, sticky, thick mouthfeel with a shot of roast that was missing from the nose (or perhaps just covered up by the mélange). Hard on its heels comes an overwhelming hit of berries: raspberry, light red wine, port right in the back of the throat, unfortunate eye-dropper of cherry Nyquil; mildly medicinal, which is like a finger in the belly button when you’re…no, no, bad memory. The rare Cigar City stout that I’ll be content to have half a bomber of.

Well off the bull-eyes, maybe glancing off a horn. The fruit just doesn’t ring true. It’s close, but I expect hotness from Cigar City every time & this one’s merely cute. Pretty good.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another CCB gem sent over by dboon. Cheers man!

From a 750 into a snifter
80 SRM

APPEARANCE: A thick black pour yields a one finger, medium looking, dark tan or mocha colored head with great retention. Opaque black body with higher levels of carbonation for the style perhaps. Head fades to a full foam cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A ring and slight, swirly wisp remain leaving lots of lacing down the glass. Nice stuff, but a touch too carbonated for the style.

SMELL: Big nose of roasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, red wine notes and some well integrated raspberry aromas for sure. Sweet cream and vanilla in there as well, with the oak, port and fruit flavors providing great balance. Interesting and intricate.

TASTE: Roasted malts, dark chocolate and port notes up front, with sweet toffee through the middle before a nice and refreshing raspberry fruit finish. Well measured for sure. Bold and lingering finish of roasted grain, milk chocolate, light cream and oak with sweet raspberry flavors as well. This is great.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Not overly creamy, a touch prickly perhaps, but goes down fine and finishes quite sticky on the palate. Enough weight, but could be a touch smoother.

OVERALL: This was outstanding. Perhaps a bigger, creamier feel would help push this over the edge, as well as a touch more bitterness to balance the fruity sweetness at the finish, but these are minor details. Another top class stout from perhaps the best stout brewer in the United States. Thanks again dboon. This was awesome.

UPDATE: Drank a batch #2 in September 2018. This is basically exactly the same but the carbonation is lower and it's definitely silkier and smoother on the palate. Really, really nice and at least as enjoyable as the review above says.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a CBS oversized snifter

L - Pours opaque and near black in color with a thick, dark brown head about a finger high, densely bubbled. Foamy lacing left on the glass.

S - Plenty of raspberry up front, muddled a bit by some buttery caramel aroma. Base is solid with lots of fudge, dark chocolate and milk chocolate and some molasses. Lacking in roastiness. Port comes thru subtley mixing nicely with the raspberry.

T - Raspberry is not at all subtle - it is up front and prominent in the flavor profile. Bright and fruity with a mild tart character. Some port flavors come thru complimenting the raspberry nicely. Dominates the other flavors a bit pushing the stout flavors into the background. Chocolate comes thru...everything else is a bit of an afterthought. Dessert-like beer for sure.

M - Only able to muster a medium body...a bit thin compared to others in the style. Carbonation is on the lower side yielding a slight tingle on the tongue. Alcohol is well hidden and not at all noticeable. Port comes thru to me mostly on the inhale in a mix of porty/winey and raspberry nuances.

O - Quite good, but still a bit of a letdown for me. I had huge expectations for this one coming in though to be fair. The stout flavors and aroma are muted largely by the raspberry. I would have been happier if more of these were allowed to shine. The raspberry and port wine collaboration is very nice and something I would like to see more of...bring out the chocolate aspects in this beer and it would be superb. Still very good, but could have been so much more for me.

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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.77/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very thick. Viscous black. Nice dark khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Strong raspberry. Some vinous notes. Chocolate. A little oak.

Taste - Sweet raspberry. Dark chocolate. A little harsh on the bitter chocolate. Some oak. Strong fruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Bitter. Boozy.

Overall - This is good, but the fruit is very strong. I'm not a huge fan of fruited stouts.

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4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a matching CCB snifter. The brew appears black in color with a brown head that fades leaving patchy lace.

This smells char and seedy with raspberry then earthy licorice, milk chocolate and mild oak fading to a sweetness like caramel and vanilla.

This tastes like char, licorice, earth and tobacco with a contrasting raspberry tartness. Some slight booziness and oak in aftertaste.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A decent mix of flavor that is enjoyable but man its a little strange the way the flavors seemingly combat one another rather than blend.

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110K + OT Batch #6 from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 248 ratings