Puppy's Breath Porter | Cigar City Brewing

Puppy's Breath PorterPuppy's Breath Porter
BA SCORE
89.2%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 640 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:
#3,386
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
640
Liked:
571
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
8.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
141
Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 89
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfstilling
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricknelson
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyDubs
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to fiver29 for this 22 oz. bottle: he is one of many people who know I’ll drink anything that comes out of CC’s tanks. Split with my wife.

The pour is black, fairly still. The nose is pedal to the metal chocolate, with that sweet, nutty undercurrent that you get in really good Belgian chocolate. Wow. Not I want to go back to Brussels.

Puppy’s Breath Porter is a lovely marriage of chocolate & beer: how could I not like this? Big mouthful of decadent chocolate up front, with the sweetness cut only marginally by CCs trademark roast in the middle. Back-of-mouth bitterness rounds it out, but really sticks in one’s craw (in a good way). Full, & my glass is halfway gone about three minutes after the first sip: either my glass is helping itself, or one of my kids is sneaking drinks. I can’t think of another reason it’s vanishing so fast.

This is a Greg Maddux fastball; nothing special to look at, not going to light up the radar gun, but just a pretty little work of art. Very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lgmol
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigMack61
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FightinIrish88
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid porter with dry chocolate malts, light roasted coffee, lots of char, embers, roast and a line of cherry like sweetness. Well done and easy to drink.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fievel
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lateralundertow
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IPeteA91
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Puppy's Breath Porter from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 89.2% out of 100 with 640 ratings
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