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Puppy's Breath Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 60
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009)
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

andylipp, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

CGMLS3, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

csiewert, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

tharper178, May 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

urwithdave, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

cmrillo, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

RavenForBeer, Nov 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

edfinn, Feb 07, 2012
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4.96/5  rDev +22.5%

indurTheB, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Triples
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Broken Barrel in Palm Bay, FL. Looks delightful. The smell is etherial - chocolate, coffee and cherry with a whiff of alcohol.

Taste is smooth with a complex, warming afterburn. Mouthfeel is full-bodied goodness. This beauty is perfectly carbonated, and leaves a nice lace on the glass.

Exceptionally drinkable. The wife says "Thank G-- you listened to me, babe!" - she recommended it as our 'dessert' beer. Very nice.

Triples, Nov 20, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

sneth019, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Puppy's Breath Porter is as delicious as its name is cute. This porter is big on flavor without being sharp. And now it is available in cans : )
In my top favorite porters for sure.

CraftyViki, Sep 25, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +16%
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…).

codysjb, Jan 07, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Arrives the darkest possible brown with a silky, creamy dark tan head resting gently on top. Head lasts a good long time and leave a very thick film and great lacing. Think Guinness.
Smell is toasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and light cardboard. Balance is really good, fairly complex.
Taste is toast, coffee, malt, semisweet chocolate, light vanilla and cardboard notes.
Rich, silky smooth, full body, light effervescence. This just floats across the tongue. Warming from start to way after the finish. Possibly the single smoothest beer I've ever had.

PorterLambic, Jul 21, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

RyanM81, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

RomaniIteDomum, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

enelson, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

dbexpert, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

shand, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

DonDonLongJohn, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BuffaloTapHugger, Jul 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

msondel, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

nice big head when poured

A:dark brown, nice hue

S: nice porter smell, chocolate and caramel

T: slightly bitter, dark, gritty, dark chocolate nice character

M: nice low carbonation, smooth on the tongue, stays nice and strong cold and warmed up.

O: I didn't think I would like it as much as I did. One of my favorite porters now, quite honestly. It has a good balance and isn't as overwhelming as the founders porter for me. I think it is a pretty damn good porter.

daveruman, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Kevinhcraig, Aug 20, 2013
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Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.