Puppy's Breath Porter
Cigar City Brewing

Puppy's Breath PorterPuppy's Breath Porter
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Porter - American
4.04 | pDev: 8.91%
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Puppy's Breath PorterPuppy's Breath Porter
Notes: Dark in color with a ruby hue with forward notes of chocolate and caramel and light toffee notes in the aroma. Flavor has big notes of bittersweet chocolate with notes of caramel and toffee and moderate hop bitterness and more caramel and toffee and slight hints of char. A big take on a classic style.

40 IBU
Reviews: 90 | Ratings: 642 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by tpd975:
Photo of tpd975
tpd975 from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep dark rich black. Nice tall tan head with good retention and lace.

S: Loads of roasted malt and rich chocolate. Light coffee with some dark fruit and a touch of molasses.

T: Wonderfully roasted. Loads of chocolate with strong espresso notes. Hints of smoke and pipe tobacco. Bold and roasty goodness.

M: Medium in body, uber roasty, a bit bitter and dry in the finish.

D: Nice and drinkable. Love this one and the Jose Marti.

Sep 16, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of pk18
pk18 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

Jun 11, 2014
Photo of BcOneSeven
BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oct 04, 2015
Photo of JohneHoodlum
JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 10, 2016
Photo of Seamus
Seamus from Florida

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2015
Photo of t2grogan
t2grogan from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 30, 2015
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

May 11, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on nitro at the brewery. Pours a dark, dark brown with creamy ivory head. Chocolate, caramel, and a hint of toffee on the nose, just a little sweetness; follows onto the palate. Finishes with notes of roasted malt. Very nice.

Dec 29, 2014
Photo of howiebear
howiebear from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice chocolate forward stout, not too sweet or cloying, holds its own among the best.

Dec 19, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to a good friend who sent me up some extra special ccb offerings this week. i decided to crack this one open this afternoon as i needed to get a jump start on my day! served col and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 09/25/2010.

a rich dark pour produces a nice light tan head that quickly fades to a thin lacing around the sides and a few scarce bubbles. dark as night with an abyss looking color to it.

the aroma is huge, deep roasted malts, touches of chocolate an vanilla. lovely notes of dark fruits and a touch of vanilla and coffee. amazing and the perfect way to start my day. not as thick as i thought it would be, but i have to say it still works well. rich chocolate waves rush across the palate and are smushed aside by a deep resonant coffee note. this coffee only gets stronger as we let it come up to room temperature. really an amazing beer i have to admit. dark fruit notes and vanilla come through on the finish after the last of the coffee flushes from the mouth.

overall i was freakin impressed with this one. amazing depth and ungodly drinkability. i would have this all day.

Sep 25, 2010
Photo of Zach136
Zach136 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

May 03, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
Basoos1 from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

Oct 20, 2014
Photo of andylipp
andylipp from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

Dec 12, 2011
Photo of tranquilocigars
tranquilocigars from Florida

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 22, 2014
Photo of MikesnoHSL
MikesnoHSL from Florida

4.16/5  rDev +3%

Aug 26, 2014
Photo of markgugs
markgugs from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Resuin
Resuin from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Casey_tauber

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Aug 16, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Frank (lurchingbeast) for sharing this one. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Voluminous foam with great retention, eventually settling to a thick collar and wispy near-complete cap, leaving spotty lace behind. Very dark brown with some reddish glints at the edges.

S - Roasty, with light vanila and baker's chocolate, dark grains, and a touch of soapiness. Very dry, with low sweetness to it.

T - Taste is a touch sweeter, with some milk chocolate presence mingling with heavily roasted malts, cocoa powder, and hint of coffee. Finishes very dry and smokey. Thankfully the soap is gone.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry and toasty texture, and a hint of warming alcohol in the finish.

D - Solid, but not really my thing. Is this a true Baltic Porter made with lager yeast, or is it just a really attenuated American Porter? In any case, a bit too toasty and dry for my tastes, but no major flaws. I preferred Hot Blooded by a significant margin.

Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Dave_Treat
Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Apr 18, 2014
Photo of jdimento
jdimento from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 07, 2016
Photo of jophish17
jophish17 from Georgia

3/5  rDev -25.7%

Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Trish
Trish from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 21, 2015
Photo of Doodamis-Maximus
Doodamis-Maximus from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Jun 14, 2014
Photo of jopezu
jopezu from Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark brown with a thin head that immediately poofs. nose; dark cola, creamer & hops. taste; chocolate malt, earthy hops, cola/caramel, dry cocoa, & a licorice/anise spice. light char on the end. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. a good porter, but it has the same issue i have with all porters - the lack of complexity makes it seem almost like drinking a spiced cola halfway through the glass.

Jun 04, 2016
Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 642 ratings