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Cigar City José Martí American Porter - French Oak

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, chalk, minerals, liqurice, diesel oil and red berries. A flavor of sweets, roasted malt and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardaxe (169) - - JAN 2, 2014
On draft at CCB. Poured into tulip glass. Nice woody aroma with hints of roastiness. Flavor is dominated by the pungent oak. It hits you before any of the porter does and doesn't subside. It's not just a straight forward wood flavor either, carrying with it some sweetness and booziness. Unfortunately, The Jose Marti, which is an excellent base porter, is sort of marginalized against this heavy wood. With such a good beer to start with, I would have preferred a more subtle application of wood. Still a quite interesting beer, however. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1478) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown solid tan head. Oak and roasted wood aroma. Taste is dry chocolate slight bitter and dill oak

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle acquired via trade with Homer321! Dark mahogany pour with chestnut highlights and a large latte head. Loads of very lactic milk chocolate, hint of molasses, oak, vanilla, and chalk. Almost powdery. Really interesting, but perhaps not intended. Seemed a little off the more I got into the bottle and as it warmed. Still not offensive in any way and very glad to have had the opportunity to try it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pous dark brown with a tan head. Deep malt aroma. The flavor is sweet with a bit of sour tartness int he finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
750mL thanks to scotchzi at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours clear brown with erupting foam, overcarbonated. Thick, semi rocky head retention. Nose is dusty, cocoa powder, vanilla, steak, lemon soap. Taste is dusty, dirty, earthy, sugary. Palate is very aerated, possibly infected. Papery and dry finish. Strange, but glad to have tried it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2167) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
RBWG thanks to scotchzi! Pours a thick brownish-black from the bottle with fluffy tan head and light lacing. Aroma of oak, vanilla, soy, roasted malt. Taste is slightly boozy, some coconut added to the aroma. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours a dark brown with creamy head. It has nice oak taste with hints of smoke and toffee. A lot going on in this porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Rbwg thanks lance! Brown almost black pour ran head that lingers. Aroma of wood pulp coconut. Taste is a bit more astringent but still not as bad as before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4948) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown pour with frothy tan head and lace. Aroma of oak, chocolate malt, and some sourness. Sweet malt, black coffee, and some oak. Medium body with good carbonation.


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