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Puppy's Breath Porter | Cigar City Brewing

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641 Ratings
Puppy's Breath PorterPuppy's Breath Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,496
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
641
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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97
Gots:
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 89
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.96/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Triples
4.87/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Broken Barrel in Palm Bay, FL. Looks delightful. The smell is etherial - chocolate, coffee and cherry with a whiff of alcohol.

Taste is smooth with a complex, warming afterburn. Mouthfeel is full-bodied goodness. This beauty is perfectly carbonated, and leaves a nice lace on the glass.

Exceptionally drinkable. The wife says "Thank G-- you listened to me, babe!" - she recommended it as our 'dessert' beer. Very nice.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Puppy's Breath Porter is as delicious as its name is cute. This porter is big on flavor without being sharp. And now it is available in cans : )
In my top favorite porters for sure.

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4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Arrives the darkest possible brown with a silky, creamy dark tan head resting gently on top. Head lasts a good long time and leave a very thick film and great lacing. Think Guinness.
Smell is toasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and light cardboard. Balance is really good, fairly complex.
Taste is toast, coffee, malt, semisweet chocolate, light vanilla and cardboard notes.
Rich, silky smooth, full body, light effervescence. This just floats across the tongue. Warming from start to way after the finish. Possibly the single smoothest beer I've ever had.

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4.67/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’ve had this on draft at the brewery and from a 1 gallon growler multiple times since I was at the brewery eight days ago. This particular is from some of the beer from the growler which was siphoned into a wine bottle, corked and sealed with wax. It has held up incredibly well. Served in a pint glass.
A: Black and brown beer with little head (same as from brewery).
S: Roasted malts and caramel.
T: Malty, caramel and some small notes of vanilla and that sweetness that Cigar city dark beers have. Not as evident as Marshal Zhukov but still there.
M: A little bit of a coffee taste and the same roasted, caramel goodness that accompanies the rest of the beer.
O: This is a great porter that has held up extremely well since I bought it. I wish this was bottled because it rivals some of the better six pack porters that I like as regular everyday beers (Founders, Ballast point…).

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4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is a black color with a very small brown head. The aroma is a simple mix of caramel and roasted malt, excellent smell. The taste matches the aroma. A very good porter.

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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 641 ratings
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