Puppy's Breath Porter - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Almost black with a touch of crema head. A funky, earthy note up front coupled with roasted malts.
Rich chocolate and coffee notes predominate. This is followed by earth, spice and tobacco -- had quite the dank quality to it. The hop bite in the finish helps balance the front-heavy malt bill and smooths out the mouthfeel. Carbonation rounds the composition out well and, overall, this is quite balanced. Very enjoyable to drink.
Would be quite nice with something gamey or a late-night cigar run. CCB does some pretty things with porters.
Serving type: on-tap
02-10-2012 02:11:53 | More by Zraly
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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
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.