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José Martí American Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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José Martí American PorterJosé Martí American Porter

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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 98
Gots: 121 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 08-11-2010

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottling dates

A: Opaque black, 3 fingers of tan colored head, tons of brown speckle floaties. Head has great retention and leaves lots of nice lacing. 4.25

S: As expected, there are roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee. Unexpectedly , there is a big hop presence, with lots of piney and citrus rind notes. Almost like a black IPA. Not what I was expecting, and ok, but not great. The different components don’t complacent one another very nicely. 3.5

T: Taste is more traditional porter, and is better than the aroma. Strong roasted malt and bitter black coffee. Subtle cocoa. Hops are much more restrained, with just a hint of piney bitterness. 4

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, carbonation on the higher end but appropriate, drinks like a lower ABV beer, drinkability is good. 3.75

O: Pretty good, but nothing special. Not something to avoid but I wouldn’t seek it out. 3.75

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José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.