Puppy's Breath Porter - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by KarlosT:
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Being from New England (w/ lots of great micro-brews), my brother proudly took me to Cigar City Brewing in Tampa Florida. And I must say I was very impressed with both the quality and the number of excellent craft-brews on tap. The organization is very well run, and I fully expect to find their beers in the New England region in the near future ( I can see them expanding nationally).
I started with a taster rack of Jai Alai (IPA), Resonator Double Bock, El Lector English Style Dark Ale, and the Puppy Breath Porter. All were excellent.
Had the Puppy's Breath in a small 4oz tasting glass.
Compared to the beers in the rack, with was definitely the darkest. Very dark, black, with no translucency
Strong coffee notes
strong coffee notes. very complex. Nice burnt notes to the hops. Surprised that it was 8% ABV. No sense of high alcohol
heavy bodied beer. leaning more toward a stout. Nice Effervescence.
Excellent Porter. Highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2012 13:01:37 | More by KarlosT
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3.76/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Another 12oz can extra received in a great trade with madnismo... Shared with the usual suspects... Thanks Nathan!
Pours a pretty standard black with hints of garnet escaping from the stem end of my glass... long lasting dark tan head with good sheets of lacing.
Nose is exactly what I expected... nearly perfect bigger porter... sweeter/nutty/bittersweet chocolate.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a drier (than the aroma) palate... still a nice bittersweet chocolate essence... fermented out caramel/toffee... a bit of darker malt with warmth.
Body does not make me think 8%.. surprisingly drinkable.
I really liked this one and normally don't appreciate standard porters.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 05:23:05 | More by JohnGalt1
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
One of 6 samples at the tasting room 1/29/14
There's no question this is a nitro-tap: the dense brown cream that forms the head takes a full two minutes to develop before capping the dark brown beer beneath it. After it's fully formed and the beer falls slowly down the glass, it remains clinging to it as an almost unbroken sheet to the very bottom.
The main features of this porter are roast and dryness. There's a bit of woodiness and toffee/caramel sweetness to counter a dose of hops stronger than most porters receive but unobtrusive to its character overall. The gently bitter dryness serves to balance very nicely without interfering negatively.
The dry, medium-full body is very smooth. It's not as exceptionally smooth as some nitro beers (surprising, really, given the look), but it's got it.
Serving type: nitro-tap
02-04-2014 22:33:32 | More by Brenden
Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
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