Kettle Monster - Cigar City Collaboration | JDub's Brewing Company

very good
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Brewed by:
JDub's Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerBeast on 04-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 1
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was fortunate to spend a little time at JDub's the day the Cigar City crew was there to brew this collab, which they described as a hoppy black lager. Though I am a little skeptical that it's 6.66 percent alcohol, though I get the reason behind the number. Can they brew precisely enough to reach the hundredths of a percentage point? Of course now I sound like a stick in the mud.

It's almost totally black with a short off-white head.

Nice hoppy aroma mixed with a hint of coffee.

The flavor is very good: Citrus hop flavors mix with coffee and chocolate flavors and big bitterness.

It's quite hefty in body. Very nice.

Overall an excellent beer. Not sure that it fits into a style, but so what? Very limited and draft only, so try it while you can.

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Kettle Monster - Cigar City Collaboration from JDub's Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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