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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
91
outstanding

309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 50
Gots: 18 | 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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

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
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Chaney

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
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GallowsThief

Florida

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
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-21-2014 01:37:00 | More by pjkelley82
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hockeypuck

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-28-2012 01:44:02 | More by genogirl
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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jkd03c

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-06-2014 22:45:14 | More by Sarge3130
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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BiteTheBullet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-10-2014 07:10:12 | More by BiteTheBullet
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Doodamis-Maximus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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mhaugo

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-23-2012 00:56:43 | More by mhaugo
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-03-2013 20:35:07 | More by Lare453
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-14-2014 02:25:38 | More by markgugs
Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.