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Cigar City 110K+OT Batch #2 I.R.I.S.

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
110K+ OT Batch #2 is an Imperial Stout dry hopped with Mt. Rainier hops and aged on toasted Spanish Cedar. I.R.I.S. stands for India Russian Imperial Stout and while this brew is still all stout right down to its hefty body, it is hopped a great deal more than our standard stout offerings. The extra punch of kettle hops balances the rich chocolate and malt notes and the Mt. Rainier dry hopping adds slight licorice notes while the cedar contributes to a moderately spicy, burnt and bitter finish. 11.4% ABV. Bottling run 87, 12 bottle cases. 110K+OT Batch #2 I.R.I.S. is a capped 750ml

DicksMcGee's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DicksMcGee (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Overall an amazing beer, well crafted, true quality. I totally respect this brewery as an up and coming star. However, this beer wasn’t one of my favorites. I have no complaints of this beer except that I wasn’t crazy about it. Nose of oats, alcohol, chocolate, coffee and cedar. Tastes of the same with some tobacco. Palate, lacing both beautiful. Color is deep black/brown with a cherry brown head. Wasn’t in love with it, but can’t deny it as a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Rating 7600! 750mL bottle with huge thanks to burg326. Enjoyed at his place after Huny Day, 3/12/16. Black pour with a small tan head. Complex aroma, ashy, char, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, hints of dark fruit, caramel. Good flavor, rich, ashy, dark chocolate, coffee, touches of dark fruit and acidity, mild oxidation. Good stuff! Glad to have finally tried it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at the Ratebeer Awards.Pours black with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, cedar, chocolate, booze. Thick mouth, chewy, chocolate, dark fruit, smoke finish, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black with a tan head. Oxidation, sherry, chocolate, cookies, sweet, fruitiness. Full-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Nose is roasty coffee, chocolate, wood. Thin, dry flavor, café au lait and cocoa. Rather simple Probably not is its best condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of licorice, smoke, mint, wood, booze and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, licorice and chocolate. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite rotten, but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4316) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Nose is an amazing tar and leather with a hint of smoke. Pitch black with a brown head molasses as it warms. Taste is just as amazing. Just a thick viscous luscious ebony dream. Light smoke, anise, some pepper. Grate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is fruity, roasty, light oxidization. Taste is roasty, sweet, dried fruits, light alcohol. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are chocolate syrup, alcohol, tobacco, and light roast. Tastes like raisins and tobacco mostly, some chocolate and caramel sweetness. Noticeable oxidation. Slightly spicy and woody finish. I bet this was better a few years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2015
From notes. Tasted some time near the fall of 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to zathrus13 for the trade way back in the day. Pours completely thick, oil black with a thin brown head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is roasted with dark chocolate, tons of molasses and cocoa nibs. The flavor is sweet with molasses and a touch of vanilla up front with a ton of super roasted bitterness from coffee and dark chocolate on the back of the palate. The body has that signature Cigar City full, rich creaminess, with light carbonation and a long, super roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
Black of color with a small brown head. An aroma of sweets, chocolate, leather, liqurice and bitter. A flavor of liqurice, leather, alcohol, chocolate, bitter and an oily texture.

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