José Martí American Porter - Cigar City Brewing
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4.85/5 rDev +19.5%
A: Jose Marti is nearly black, with garnet highlights penetrating only when the brew is held to the light. Head is a touch weak, but overall this brew looks pretty enticing.
S: Deep black chocolate, and touch of espresso, and a hint of walnut create a rich bouquet.
T: Slightly sweet malt is balanced by bitter dark chocolate and coffee, topped off by a touch of Pacific Northwest hops. this brew is incredibly enjoyable.
M: Full bodied and chewy. The texture perfectly complements the richness in flavor.
D: A fantastic brew from the South's greatest asset, Cigar City. This is definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it, as it is one of the better American Porters out there.
02-01-2011 21:45:45 | More by Avagadro
4.8/5 rDev +18.2%
Poured a 12oz bottle, dated 8/2011, into my DFH sniffer. Appearance is very pretty, dark with a big head. Smell is similar to a chocolate cake. After a few big sips, I declare this is one of the best porters I have had to date. Very complex, tons of chocolate, smokey malts, and a hint of coffee. Glass is coated with tons of sticky lacing. This tastes like a stout, but drinkablity is amazing with ABV at 8%. I wish I had better access to Cigar City beers, as this would be a staple in my fridge.
11-04-2011 01:10:30 | More by scott2269
4.75/5 rDev +17%
Bought a 12 oz. single for $2.99. Poured into my "Crab House" Pint glass.
A 2" thick frothy head on it takes several minutes to abate and leaves streaks all over the glass. The foam is still sitting on the glass 15 minutes after I poured.
A- Dark, dark, dark brown, almost black. No light getting though here. Looks great, more like a stout than a porter.
S- Nice roasted malts and coffee.
T- Absolutely the best porter I have ever had. I love stouts and that's usually my choice. Every once in a while I venture into a porter just to see. Usually a disappointment but not this time. Nice roasted nutty flavor and coffee present but not overwhelming. There's more hop taste in this than any other porter that I've ever had.
M- Great! Almost like a stout. Alcohol is well hidden but a rugged roasted flavor grabs your mouth by the balls and sticks around for quite some time.
D- Yeah, it's there. I could drink a bunch of these. Started the review after the pour and the glass will be gone by the time I'm done here.
Try one. I did and I'm not a huge porter guy but it was well worth it.
02-18-2011 04:08:56 | More by sendsilk
José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.