José Martí American Porter - Cigar City Brewing
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3.7/5 rDev -8.9%
12 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. Vigorous pour only yields a modest light tan head that dies down quickly. Decent lacing on the glass. Clear but very dark brown and essentially opaque in the glass.
Rich, complex aroma has dark chocolate notes over plenty of roasted malt and a suggestion of coffee grinds. A bit of piney/herbal hops lie in the background. The flavor displays a more intense roasted malt character, but the chocolate and hops have faded quite a bit. Some coffee in the mildly bitter and long-lasting aftertaste. Mildly marred by a bit too much burnt quality.
Mouthfeel: near full body with moderate carbonation levels. Slightly astringent up front and dry in the finish.
Overall: a very rich porter appropriately described as a "robustly hopped American porter" and properly classified as an Imperial porter. Higher ABV is fairly well hidden.
02-08-2013 00:34:59 | More by chinchill
3/5 rDev -26.1%
A: Poured a dark brown with a great look. A dirty tannish cap with some substantial stamina leaving behind a nice amount of bubbles and moderate lacing
S: A green like funk, grains and sordove husky. A moderate roastiness with bakers powder cocoa and light coffee
T: Immediate astringency with roast and baking cocoa, grains, a lingering funky, taint rides the taste buds until the finish. There is a borderline harsh bitterness, astringency on the end which is a little to much for the style.
M: Medium leaning full bodied, well carbonated, harsh roast and lingering greeny like seaweed funk and skunk on it
O: Average porter at best
01-31-2013 18:55:05 | More by barleywinefiend
José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.