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José Martí American Porter - Cigar City Brewing

José Martí American PorterJosé Martí American Porter

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Ratings: 738
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a heavily hopped high gravity porter featuring the hopping levels of an India Pale Ale with the rich and roasty malt profile of a robust porter. Heavy hop rates, while uncommon in today's porters were not unknown historically and recipes from the British porter producers of the 1800's evidence hopping rates far in excess of what is common for the style today.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-11-2010)
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Reviews by dowen17:
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dowen17

Alabama

3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a perfect tan head on top. Holds at two fingers for a while and leaves good lacing down the glass. Didn't notice the sediment at the bottom of the bottle and poured the rest into my glass after taking a few sips. Big chunks. Fuck.

On the nose is sweet malt and citrus notes from the hops. A slight hint of earthiness as well.

Interesting flavor. Sweet malts with a slight hint of chocolate at the end. A bit of citrus from the hops but no bitterness here for me.

Mouthfeel is slightly thin but very smooth and easy to drink.

Really tasty beer. Worth the try for sure. Would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:38:00 | More by dowen17
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-22-2014 18:33:18 | More by wolf_switzer
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black with tons of tight tan head and a thick lacing. Nose has a robust malt up front of milk chocolate and roasted malt. Aggressively hopped citrus behind and hop resin behind. Taste is heavier roast, still fairly rich and malty, some citrus hop and a hint of an herbal note. Silky smooth body with an assertive carbonation and a fairly dry chalky finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 23:39:44 | More by cpetrone84
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mpenning13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-19-2014 00:44:26 | More by mpenning13
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (no date that I can find...definitely has a couple of months in my fridge on it minimum and I assume it was fresh when purchased) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours so brown in the glass that it is almost black in color. Some mild translucence shows ample carbonation and a bit of floating particulate in the body of the beer. A nice one finger cap of densely bubbled foam of a deep tan color resides on top for a minute or so and slowly falls leaving behind some foamy lace on the glass.

S - Berry like fruity-ness with mild astringency on first smell followed by some charred, deep roasted malt, molasses and dark caramelized sugar, a bit of yeasty-ness and some grassy hops although hops are at a low level, especially for a "robustly hopped" porter.

T - Charcoal, burnt and a bit astringent with a lingering smokiness. Green, grassy hops - more assertive than in the aroma - but I still would not classify as robust. Lots of dark roasty flavors, touch of tobacco, burnt toast.

M - Medium body with a lowish medium carbonation that provides plenty of life but light on the tingly/prickly sensation in the mouth. Finely bubbled and smooth in feel. Mild caramelly sweetness. Lingering char/smokiness after the swallow.

O - Nice beer though not memorable. I could easily drink more of this without complaint. It just doesn't stand out as something special. Somewhere between a porter and a black IPA - probably more black IPA. Very drinkable - scary to think this is an 8% beer - really doesn't make the alcohol presence known at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:16:22 | More by portia99
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-11-2014 16:19:06 | More by fthegiants
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PostQ

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-08-2014 23:24:05 | More by PostQ
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-05-2014 23:15:01 | More by BMos
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pitch black, translucent around the edges. Minimal lacing no legs.

S- Nice malty backbone, vanilla, toffee some dark fruit. Nice hop character. Def like this style

T- I am getting some vanilla, the malt backbone along with the big hop character.

M- Somewhat thick, perfect amount of carb

O- I love CCB. Great job again guys!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 22:21:02 | More by gueuzedreg
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jvillefan

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-27-2014 18:55:00 | More by jvillefan
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bleeps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2014 00:22:48 | More by Bunuelian
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2014 19:41:29 | More by basili1250
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-23-2014 04:25:13 | More by Jaycase
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-21-2014 04:55:50 | More by Kurmaraja
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kwkurdziel

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-20-2014 01:22:59 | More by kwkurdziel
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Hrdqore

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-16-2014 21:18:56 | More by Hrdqore
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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EN27

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Kendo

New York

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes following a FL vacation.

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is dark brown with a half-finger tan head.

S: Pleasant porter nose - chocolate malt and roasted malt.

T: Roasted barley malt, chocolate malt and piney hops at the finish. Touch of coffee but it's not overwhelming.

M: Medium in heft, good carbonation and overall feel.

O: Good stuff. I had a bunch of Cigar City beers while in FL and this was one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 18:50:15 | More by Kendo
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 738 ratings.