Good Morning, Mekong | Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Bartos on 04-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 92
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


32oz flip-top received a couple weeks ago in trade... Shared tonight with the inner circle... Pours a thick dark brown verging on black... the head is dark brown and sticks around for quite some time. Nose is hefty sweet dark mart combined with fantastic coffee that never verges on astringent.. Flavor mirrors the nose with a big sorta sweet component that I wasn't really expecting .. lactose?? Again there is plenty of coffee that moves in waves... This would be the beer that I want when camping at 6:00 am... Cold coffee beer while making the "hot" coffee. Pretty amazing.


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Photo of clayrock81
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with one finger tan head on top of a strong coffee and roasted malt aroma with touches of vanilla/milk sweetness (I guess java) and possible chocolate. What I really enjoyed from this beer is that for a thicker, fuller body that has coffee as the strongest flavor, it is smooth and easy to drink, the coffee is not overpowering and is kept in check from a wonderful sweet presence in background (more vanilla than anything else but milk chocolate are there). This is beer that keeps it simple but simple works well when you take a few different tastes (coffee, roast, vanilla/chocolate) and use them so well. I myself have a bit of sweet tooth so I really enjoyed the sweet edge behind coffee notes and this was a great beer to try.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Cigar City tasting room. Served in a snifter.

A: Very dark brown, essentially opaque, but with lots of visible carbonation for style. Forms a thin tan head with poor retention.

S: Coffee with a restrained roasted bitter quality, mild lactose sweetness, some dark chocolate, and a background nuttiness - almost hazelnuts.

T: The dark chocolate flavors take a back seat to the roasted coffee by a slim margin. Then milky sweetness and vanilla, reminding of condensed milk flavor. The roasted malts and coffee last with the cacao flavors into the hang.

M: Huge, thick body and full mouthfeel - the only porter I've ever had that rivaled the mouthfeel of Everett. The alcohol is well-hidden. The carbonation sensation was lower than the appearance would suggest, but it's not missed at all in this silky amazingness.

O: This was really, really good. I missed out on the growler release, but was lucky enough to have it on tap. One of the better one-offs from CCB in the last couple months. Highly recommended, and I hope this might become a regular release at some point.

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Photo of outsidah
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap @ CCB. No growlers or bottles :(

Wow! I have to say this is probably my favorite porter of all time. Pours a thick and rich black color. Smell is amazing - coffee, chocolate hit your nose immediately. Taste is heavy for a porter, but it works perfectly. I would love if this were available in bottles. A+

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Good Morning, Mekong from Cigar City Brewing
4.26 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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