José Martí American Porter | Cigar City Brewing

José Martí American PorterJosé Martí American Porter
BA SCORE
87.2%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 973 ratings
José Martí American PorterJosé Martí American Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by mcallister on 08-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,630
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
973
Liked:
848
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
10.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
136
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 973 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sliprk314
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DevWand
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTheater
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskis
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown/coca cola color with over a finger of head.

Aroma consists of roasted malt, light coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light carmel sweetness, and floral and piney hops.

Taste follows the aroma quite well. Up front brings roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate with light floral notes from the hops. Middle is more of the same with more of a roasty/coffee presence and some pine from the hops. Light sweetness is there too to balance everything out. Finish dries out the beer tremendously and brings with it a pine resin bitterness, as well as some bitter roast and chocolate.

High medium body with ample carbonation. It's creamy and then fades into a sticky and oily finish.

I'm not a huge fan of hoppy porters/stouts, but this one isn't too bad. The hops are definitely there, but they don't overshadow the awesome porter qualities. Nevertheless, I would still prefer this as a straight porter. As an earlier reviewer pointed out, this is very reminiscent of a Floyds porter (in particular Alpha Klaus with the piney hops).

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Photo of Kuges
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelfonatree
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/2/2015 enjoyed 1/13/2016 in a snifter.

Look - Aggressive pour lead to a couple fingers of medium to large bubbled tan head. Body is dark brown. There is quite a bit of lacing. Head settles to more than a ring.

Smell - Chocolate. Char. Toast. Coffee. Bubblegum. Hop.

Taste - Bitter with coffee, chocolate, and hops. Toasty. Slight peppermint.

Feel - Rips tongue in a couple ways. Not boozy. Well carbonated. Dry

Overall - If I didn't know better I'd think I was drinking a Three Floyds porter. Bitter chocolate. Bitter hops. Even not being in the mood for this, it is still good.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Belgian tulip.

Deep dark brown body with a head of tight tiny bubbles; tons of lacing left in the glass.

Aromas of roasted malts, slight amount of coffee and chocolate and of course piney hops.

Taste follows suit with the aroma: Light roasted malts up front and then those hops come through on the end with a nice amount of bitterness from the hops. Subtle and easy to drink.

Nice full mouth feel full of roasted malts and bittering hops.

Overall, a great beer! Really comes through on what it promises! Should have picked up more than one bottle when this came out!

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Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBGordon
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a room temperature tulip.

A: Pours a deep chocolate brown, nearly black, with a thick khaki head that maintains well and laces throughout.

S: Some coffee and quite a bit of grassy hops. A little more chocolate as it warms and opens up.

T: The malty chocolate it balanced well with aggressive hops. This is indeed a hoppy porter; there is both coffee and chocolate initially which is quickly overtaken by the hop bitterness, which fades into a subtle chocolate and coffee aftertaste on the palate.

M: Nicely full with tight carbonation, this porter is smooth and easy to drink.

O: One of the hoppier porters I've ever had, it is nonetheless a solid American take on a classic style, well-balanced and with a solid ABV that allows you to indulge.

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Photo of RyantheReformer
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

outstanding porter, dark and smoky, smooth and rich. Black with creamy beige head. Roast grain aroma, taste is more dark grain, burnt toast and a bite of hops. Not a hint of the higher alcohol, just some warm general toastiness after the fact. Excellent.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johunnic
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

José Martí American Porter from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 87.2% out of 100 with 973 ratings
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