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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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762 Ratings
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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 94
Gots: 91 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-01-2013 03:31:56 | More by jrohrbacher
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CapH

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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claytong

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Always good to try another Cigar City offering.

Pours dark brown with a thin, quickly receding head. Typical porter look but I wouldn't describe it as robust. Smells more of dried fruit than your typical porter. Some hints of chocolate, cherries, malt, and a little smokiness. Taste is interesting, bittersweet chocolate and heavy on the dried fruits. Finishes with smoke, charcoal, and raisin. Nice flavor but definitely not a classic porter in the sense. Mouthfeel is thin and light bodied, very little carbonation. Soft on the palate. Overall another excellent CCB offering. I love everything this brewery produces and this one is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 02:28:15 | More by mattsdenney
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-29-2013 20:56:59 | More by stereosforgeeks
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2013 22:52:27 | More by dsuedbeck
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MykelJH

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-28-2013 08:21:31 | More by MykelJH
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2013 00:42:51 | More by KVNBGRY
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Brewsky86

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-24-2013 04:37:29 | More by Brewsky86
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-23-2013 21:28:54 | More by Sparky44
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.1%

03-22-2013 14:52:43 | More by drummermattie02
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice deep brownish black hue with a one finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin thin cloud and light halo.

S - Aromas of nice roast malts and chocolate. Good bitterness too thanks to some hops. Light citrus too.

T - More of the heavy roast, nice chocolate and coffee grounds. Very lingering burnt/biter finish. Like a much more roasty, less hoppy black IPA.Dont get me wrong, theres a good amount of hop bitterness and faint citrus, but it just comes across like a weak black IPA.

M - Mouthfeel was a bit on the astringent side with a dry finish. Fairly solid.

O - Overall, not a bad porter, just wish the flavors were a bit more well rounded with each other.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 04:24:40 | More by rudzud
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Missouri

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phishbone23

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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bsp77

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into wine glass.

Appearance: Very dark chocolate with moderate tan head.

Smell: Heavily roasted aroma with chocolate and coffee. Some bitter notes, with a hint of citrus.

Taste: Strong roasted backbone, with chocolate, coffee, char and burnt molasses. The hops are a mix of citrusy, floral and spicy notes. Finish is somewhat bitter, partially from the hops, but mostly from the slightly distracting burnt character.

Feel: Medium to full body that is fairly creamy with a nice dry finish. Carbonation is in check.

Overall: This is more-than-solid hoppy strong porter. Too bad the burnt notes take away from the hops and the core complexity of the roasted malts.

Serving type: bottle

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Florida

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Indiana

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.