1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

José Martí American Porter - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
José Martí American PorterJosé Martí American Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

787 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 787
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 95
Gots: 91 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 787 | Reviews: 248 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wolf_switzer
4/5  rDev -1.5%

wolf_switzer, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black with tons of tight tan head and a thick lacing. Nose has a robust malt up front of milk chocolate and roasted malt. Aggressively hopped citrus behind and hop resin behind. Taste is heavier roast, still fairly rich and malty, some citrus hop and a hint of an herbal note. Silky smooth body with an assertive carbonation and a fairly dry chalky finish.

cpetrone84, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of mpenning13
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mpenning13, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of portia99
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (no date that I can find...definitely has a couple of months in my fridge on it minimum and I assume it was fresh when purchased) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours so brown in the glass that it is almost black in color. Some mild translucence shows ample carbonation and a bit of floating particulate in the body of the beer. A nice one finger cap of densely bubbled foam of a deep tan color resides on top for a minute or so and slowly falls leaving behind some foamy lace on the glass.

S - Berry like fruity-ness with mild astringency on first smell followed by some charred, deep roasted malt, molasses and dark caramelized sugar, a bit of yeasty-ness and some grassy hops although hops are at a low level, especially for a "robustly hopped" porter.

T - Charcoal, burnt and a bit astringent with a lingering smokiness. Green, grassy hops - more assertive than in the aroma - but I still would not classify as robust. Lots of dark roasty flavors, touch of tobacco, burnt toast.

M - Medium body with a lowish medium carbonation that provides plenty of life but light on the tingly/prickly sensation in the mouth. Finely bubbled and smooth in feel. Mild caramelly sweetness. Lingering char/smokiness after the swallow.

O - Nice beer though not memorable. I could easily drink more of this without complaint. It just doesn't stand out as something special. Somewhere between a porter and a black IPA - probably more black IPA. Very drinkable - scary to think this is an 8% beer - really doesn't make the alcohol presence known at all.

portia99, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -1.5%

fthegiants, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of PostQ
4/5  rDev -1.5%

PostQ, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of BMos
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BMos, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of gueuzedreg
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pitch black, translucent around the edges. Minimal lacing no legs.

S- Nice malty backbone, vanilla, toffee some dark fruit. Nice hop character. Def like this style

T- I am getting some vanilla, the malt backbone along with the big hop character.

M- Somewhat thick, perfect amount of carb

O- I love CCB. Great job again guys!

gueuzedreg, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of jvillefan
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jvillefan, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of bleeps
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bleeps, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Bunuelian, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of basili1250
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

basili1250, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of rickcrip76
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

rickcrip76, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Jaycase
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jaycase, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Kurmaraja, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of kwkurdziel
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

kwkurdziel, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Hrdqore
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Hrdqore, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.25/5  rDev -20%

davewlfpckfan29, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of montrealbcr89
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

montrealbcr89, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of EN27
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

EN27, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Kendo
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes following a FL vacation.

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is dark brown with a half-finger tan head.

S: Pleasant porter nose - chocolate malt and roasted malt.

T: Roasted barley malt, chocolate malt and piney hops at the finish. Touch of coffee but it's not overwhelming.

M: Medium in heft, good carbonation and overall feel.

O: Good stuff. I had a bunch of Cigar City beers while in FL and this was one of my favorites.

Kendo, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

baybum, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Mikecap
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mikecap, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of cwelsh55
4/5  rDev -1.5%

cwelsh55, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Kevincredible, Mar 01, 2014
José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.