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Puppy's Breath Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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Puppy's Breath PorterPuppy's Breath Porter

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Reviews: 79
Hads: 550
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 23.77%
Wants: 98
Gots: 103 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009

Dark in color with a ruby hue with forward notes of chocolate and caramel and light toffee notes in the aroma. Flavor has big notes of bittersweet chocolate with notes of caramel and toffee and moderate hop bitterness and more caramel and toffee and slight hints of char. A big take on a classic style.

40 IBU
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Reviews: 79 | Hads: 550
Reviews by adam42381:
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 9/29/11.

Poured on draft into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cola brown, almost black, with a 1 finger creamy light tan head. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Sweet and roasted malt with a touch of chocolate.

Taste: Fruity bitterness and roasted malt up front followed by chocolate in the middle before ending with hoppy bitterness and sweet malt at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet. Definitive CCB flavor comes through.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability. The elevated ABV% would keep you from drinking multiples, but the flavor is very good.

Overall: Very good beer overall. This isn't your typical porter, so it's more closely related to an imperial stout. Definitely try this one if you get the chance.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npala86
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ricksrealm
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of lateralundertow
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mverity
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of codysjb
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve had this on draft at the brewery and from a 1 gallon growler multiple times since I was at the brewery eight days ago. This particular is from some of the beer from the growler which was siphoned into a wine bottle, corked and sealed with wax. It has held up incredibly well. Served in a pint glass.
A: Black and brown beer with little head (same as from brewery).
S: Roasted malts and caramel.
T: Malty, caramel and some small notes of vanilla and that sweetness that Cigar city dark beers have. Not as evident as Marshal Zhukov but still there.
M: A little bit of a coffee taste and the same roasted, caramel goodness that accompanies the rest of the beer.
O: This is a great porter that has held up extremely well since I bought it. I wish this was bottled because it rivals some of the better six pack porters that I like as regular everyday beers (Founders, Ballast point…).

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Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Freehouse
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of fenlop54
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of adamjhepler
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Great smooth taste with bitter notes of toffee and chocolate. Subtle beginnings but the after taste is amzing, tasting every flavor once is washes over your tounge.

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Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CRon_T
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Brass Tap (Tampa).
Opaque and essentially black in the glass. Excellent, sticky lacing.
Flavor is about mid-way between Amer. Porter (with extra hops) and Baltic Porter. Black coffee in the finish and aftertaste, with a touch of smoke. Mildly bitter, increasing into the aftertaste.

O: a fine porter.

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Photo of tugg407
4/5  rDev -2%

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Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.