Chocolate Cherry Porter
Cigar City Brewing

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American Porter
4.33 | pDev: 14.09%
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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3.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was surprised to see this one show up on tap at a local spot after a beer festival. Served from tap into a shaker pint. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cream, cherries, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, milk chocolate, cream, overpowering sweet cherries, and overpowering sugar. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was only a decent brew. This one reminded me of Southern Tier Creme Brulee as far as the sugary sweetness goes. This is in no way a good thing as I felt I needed an insulin drip while drinking this thing. I had the option to get it in a 10 oz size, but chose the 16 oz. Should have gone with the 10 oz as getting the full 16 oz down was a little rough on me. A good dessert beer for someone looking for something very sweet, but just a little too sweet for my palate.

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Photo of sendsilk
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap yesterday at CC Fruit in the Room event. Not being a big fruit beer fan, this one was a highlight for me!

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Poured black with a small 1/4" head on it. Smells deliciously of Chocolate with slight cherry scent.
Taste is AMAZING! So rich and chewy but the slight cherry flavor really balances this out. Excellent lingering aftertaste of dark chocolate. It's somewhat thick but not as chewy as Marshal Zhukov Imperial Stout.

Oh man, I can't drink this 4 oz. pour fast enough to get another...Dammit, went to get another and the keg blew!!! This was ecellent and if I ever find out they have it on tap again, I'm there.

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Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Rattle N Hum. Dark colour with little head, but leaving some lace. Chocolate and hoppy aroma. Above average mouthfeel, a decent porter,sweetness offset a little by cherry, this beer is also hoppy.Average drinkability, but I would have it again.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at CCB's Fruit in the Room event

The very name of this treatment is delectable to the ears, the effect on the palate is not bad, either. It seems that this must be a variant of the Puppy's Breath Porter, as it has much rich maltiness and not-so-much hoppiness. The cherry addition serves to highlight the dark fruity aspects. The cocoa melds with a graham cracker-like malt and the inherently full creaminess, producing the equivalent of a Porter-s'more. While the treatment did not radically change the base flavor, it certainly added sublime and enjoyable nuances to an already delicious brew.

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Chocolate Cherry Porter from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings