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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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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 56
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

SFC21, Aug 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

bendern, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mhaugo, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jda007, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BuffaloTapHugger, Jul 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mctizzz, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

xzxer, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

bcsbeer, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

wo87810, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

THECPJ, May 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

WestSideAmish, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

closisinthehouse, Apr 29, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Fl.

A – Poured out black with a nice solid finger and a half of creamy tan head that stuck around and left nice lacing.

S – Dark chocolate, molasses, toffee with a burnt wood aroma.

T – Nice sweet and roasted malts to start. Has some light sweetness from cocoa and dark chocolate. Has a smoky like quality. Finishes off with a solid hop bite that gives it a burnt like quality.

M – Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry on the palate. Leaves a smoke taste in your mouth,

O – Easy drinker and a solid brew all together. A little on the heavy smoke side for my tastes but all together well worth a drink.

GallowsThief, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

acurtis, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

rastapenguin22, Mar 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

RomaniIteDomum, Mar 14, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown color with a tan head that left some good stick behind. This is a pretty good looking beer.

S - It's not particularly sweet, and has some good roast. Smells

T - It's not particularly sweet, but with a touch of it. Has some good roast and a bit of a sticky taste on the end of it. There's a little bit of coffee and some smoke. I like this one.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, has a good dryness on the end.

O - Good beer, a little bit different. Wouldn't necessarily seek it out, but would drink it again if offered.

AgentZero, Feb 20, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -3%
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.

Zraly, Feb 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

edfinn, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

djtomain, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Rusty18, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

dbexpert, Feb 01, 2012
Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.