Gourds Of Thunder | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jokermanboy on 09-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cigar City Brewing "Gourds Of Thunder"
on tap at the brewpub, 23 December 2014
$6 / pint; listed at 6.7% abv

Appearance: Brown-black body beneath a dark tan head of creamy froth. Very good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Dark skinned fruit, spice, dark malt, burnt sugar, almost floral-herbal as well.

Flavor: Spicy. Smoky. Burnt sugar. Slightly vegetal. Dark chocolate. Nutmeg is clear... allspice as well. FRESH... perhaps a bit too spicy. Develops an anise like component. Finishes with dark malt and spice.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a slightly restrained carbonation. Smooth.

Overall: The vegetal note is not a positive, and it was a bit spicy by the end of the glass; perhaps some more aging would have rounded it a bit. At least it's somewhat unique, especially as a winter/holiday offering.

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Photo of ricoslim
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SP1_FLA
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baggedlunch
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matt23j
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

really messy, the spices have fallen off

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.32/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour is black with a tight mocha colored head. Nose is heavily spiced, ginger bread, nutmeg, cinnamon, pine needle. Taste is spicier, still a ton of spice. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg with a fair about of pine needle and lots of cayenne pepper spice. Body is full, mild carbonation, soft palate.

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Gourds Of Thunder from Cigar City Brewing
3.56 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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