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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 57
Gots: 24 | 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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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.

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Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.