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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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BA SCORE
91
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782 Ratings
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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 93
Gots: 93 | FT: 7
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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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -20%

05-09-2013 02:36:58 | More by InVinoVeritas
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-04-2013 20:52:09 | More by buffs9
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%

This poured out as a nice deep brown color with a moderate tan head on top. The retention and lacing are very good on this beer. The smell of the beer is robust and hoppy. The taste is bitter, plenty of piney hops in there with a chocolatey roast flavors in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry, nice bitterness also. Overall this beer is basically a Black IPA but very good regardless.

05-04-2013 02:36:39 | More by Knapp85
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-29-2013 22:04:33 | More by Gobzilla
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottle from Total Wine in Tampa. From notes.

A - Poured black with a two finger brown head that was thick and creamy. Good carbonaiton coming up. Great lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Yup this was robustly hopped. Vanilla, cocoa beans, coffee bean fruits?

T - Nice hop profile. Nice and roasty, citrus and lot's of sweet malt. Some dark fruit, roast, and light coffee.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, dry and slighty bitter finish. Lacking a little body.

O/D - Complex and very drinkable. A tasty, hoppy porter. Pleaseure to sip and the 8% is well masked.

04-29-2013 19:41:46 | More by tbeckett
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-15-2013 15:17:51 | More by sacrelicio
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-15-2013 01:45:15 | More by juliusseizure
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California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Florida

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New York

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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

A- Very dark brown body that lets no light through. Frothy mocha-colored head that stays around and leaves an absolute mess of sticky lacing all over the glass.

S- Lots of roasty malt, hints of bitter coffee, an earthy/herbal hop aroma, some grainy bread aromas.

T- Leads off with lots of roasted malt flavor, with the hops coming through in the middle. The earthy and herbal flavors come through along with a hint of pine. The finish is roasty with lots of bitterness.

M- Comes through full at the beginning with medium carbonation. The middle has a slight carbonation tingle and the finish is dry.

O- This is a great porter with big flavors. The hops and roasty malts compliment each other very nicely.

04-11-2013 15:58:47 | More by stephenjmoore
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pennsylvania

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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%

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.

03-30-2013 02:28:15 | More by mattsdenney
José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.