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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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781 Ratings
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Ratings: 781
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-17-2011 17:02:42 | More by xpdrinker
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-17-2011 08:48:27 | More by Texasfan549
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-15-2011 22:58:32 | More by HopStoopid120
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Florida

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-15-2011 20:18:29 | More by chardlogic
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Idaho

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Florida

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Florida

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11-14-2011 21:44:11 | More by Waltherpk380
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 18:08:43 | More by JRod1969
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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New York

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Georgia

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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

12oz bottle poured into a Deschutes snifter.

A- Pours dark brown with little light penetration and a one-finger, root beer float-like head that fades to 1/4" then stays throughout.

S- chocolate brownies with faint cherry.

T- similar to the smell, but with subtle hints of coffee.

M- The frothy head remains for the duration of each sip; the medium mouthfeel is perfectly complimented by this.

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scott2269

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4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

Poured a 12oz bottle, dated 8/2011, into my DFH sniffer. Appearance is very pretty, dark with a big head. Smell is similar to a chocolate cake. After a few big sips, I declare this is one of the best porters I have had to date. Very complex, tons of chocolate, smokey malts, and a hint of coffee. Glass is coated with tons of sticky lacing. This tastes like a stout, but drinkablity is amazing with ABV at 8%. I wish I had better access to Cigar City beers, as this would be a staple in my fridge.

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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip Style Glass. Beer comes out a little darker than I expected. Very dark brown, reasonably close to black. Lighter brown highlights on the sides of the glass and you can see it as the liquid gets a little thinner at each sip. Reasonably good lacing on this one. A hard pour produces a thick foamy tan head with many sized bubbles.

Smell is really good. A complex, but very good balance of aromas working together here. Chocolate, black coffee, then followed up by the hops. Earthy, floral, pine, and some very slight citrus zest.

Taste is outstanding, much like the smell, but more layered. This beer is big all around, starting with the malts. Decadent chocolate followed by strong black coffee. I'm not really a big fan of chocolate, but this was like having a nice chocolate dessert with some coffee. The malt profile alone are big and help counteract the sweetness and bitterness. Hops make themselves perfectly known here too, mostly earthy, very well blended.

Mouthfeel is great. Silky smooth with a good carbonation level. Alcohol provides a warming feel, but well hidden in the flavor profile, wouldn't have quite though as high as 8%. Sweet with a bitter pinch at the end from the hops. An extremely well rounded beer. I'm seeing why Cigar City is getting all the hype now. These are some tasty brews!

Thanks miamichael2 for the trade!

10-24-2011 02:10:20 | More by AndyAvalanche
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.85/5  rDev -29.8%

750ml bottle bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a very dark brown with a small brown head, no lacing. Nose is woody, sweet and slightly funky.

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José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
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