Puppy's Breath Porter - Cigar City Brewing
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3.53/5 rDev -13.1%
First had: on tap at Cigar City, Tampa, FL
Dark brown-black pour, topped with a small tan head that receded to a wispy layer, and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Smell was that of a basic porter, roasty dark malts, light notes of coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Taste was about the same, dark malts, coffee, maybe just a touch of unsweetened chocolate, and some burnt caramel. Medium body and carbonation. An okay porter, nothing really memorable.
12-29-2012 02:10:44 | More by Rifugium
3.59/5 rDev -11.6%
12oz can. Forgot to check the canning date, but should have been fairly fresh. Thanks Doug. Poured into a Lawson's snifter today, 5/1/2014.
A- Dark brown body, one finger offwhite head with little retention. Some lacing. Looks like a decent porter, pours watery though compared to Cigar City stouts even though thats not a fair comparison.
S- Chocolate, a little coffee and that's about it. No roast malt, no earthiness, quite a sweet nose that isn't complex but nevertheless is fairly enjoyable.
F- Sweet chocolate, slight coffee, perhaps a little lactose. Nothing special. Don't really get any hop contribution, no earthiness or noble notes. Not a complex or interesting flavour profile, but it is certainly not bad at all.
M- Thin bodied, a bit watery but it is quite drinkable. No creaminess like in Black Butte. There is a slight sweet aftertaste that doesn't get in the way of enjoying this beer, though.
O- Not that great of a porter but it's not terrible; in my neck of the woods, Edmund Fitzgerald is far better, and if you're comparing nationally, this is nothing compared to Everett. I definitely don't recommend trading for this if you can get Edmund Fitzgerald or Black Butte.
05-02-2014 04:36:03 | More by Stevedore
3.63/5 rDev -10.6%
Sort of a strange, if unappealing name for a beer, but anyway....after pouring this, I can say honestly that this might be the darkest porter I have yet seen. Not much in the way of heading here. Musty nose, followed by some dark fruit, pumpernickel bread, and a little bit of roast. Some bitter coffee kicks things off, with just a tiny bit of dark fruit and cocoa in the finish. The body is definitely robust, though the alcohol is non existent. This is a nice sipping beer, even with the lower alcohol content. Not Cigar City's best, but tasty overall and sessionable. Cheers
09-13-2010 00:37:02 | More by jamie2dope
District of Columbia
3.65/5 rDev -10.1%
I had this one on tap at the brewery WAY out of season!
A: Dark as can be, thick as melted licorice, and with a nice 1/2 finger or so mocha head that stuck around throughout the session.
S: I smell the bitterness already. Dark malt, not much coffee, a tinge of booze, and a slight, slight, slight bit of fruit.
T: Much more bitter than I like with my Baltic Porters. Malty as he'll, but this was a tad boost and off-putting.
M: Thick, chewy, and very appropriate for this style, however, I found the ash-like bitterness a bit much for my tastes.
O: I was really looking forward to this one, so I ordered it first and on a fresh palate. however, it just didn't do it for much... Especially compared to the rest of CCB's delicious line-up.
07-10-2011 22:04:51 | More by Chaney
3.73/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
04-28-2012 14:25:10 | More by GallowsThief
Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.