José Martí American Porter - Cigar City Brewing
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4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Another thanks to Lerxst!
Pours almost black with a bit of amber highlights. Frothy tan head that slowly recedes. Lots of lacing.
Chocolate covered raisins comes out strongly in the aroma. Dark roasted coffee, dark fruits, and some citrus.
The taste begins with a good dose of citrussy hops. Lots of orange and pine. Balanced with roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Finishes with hop bitterness and malt sweetness.
The mouthfeel is creamy but with a good amount of carbonation. The hop profile with the carbonation seems to create a cooling sensation, almost suggesting something akin to mint.
Overall, a very good beer. When I first tasted it, I was quite surprised by the amount of hops. (The bottle just says "American Porter." I didn't realize it is an "India" porter.) The Black-IPA style has taken off recently. I think many of these beers just go over-the-top, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I like how this is still a very well balanced and easy to drink beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2011 22:05:49 | More by sjccmd
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4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade
A- pours a deep brown translucent body with a 2 finger off white head the reduces slowly to frothy foam.
S - molasses, toffee, heavy bread and pine, resin, slight roasted coffee. Very aromatic
T- starts off with toffee, fresh coffee, the follow through is pretty hoppy with resin and pine, the finish is roasty malt, biscuity, and toasty.
M- medium body and carbonation
Overall a nicely crafted porter. I'd put it more in the black IPA category.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:42:05 | More by gcamparone
José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.