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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


jbruner's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1959) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Its back on tap and hopefully here to stay. Pours a thick brownish-black on tap with frothy tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted and toasted malts, slight bitter chocolate. Taste follows with great lingering coffee flavor and slight piney back end. Really good porter that is surprisingly easy to drink for the abv.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (304) - , Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
Another 12oz can extra received in a great trade with madnismo... Shared with the usual suspects..... Thanks Nathan! Pours a pretty standard black with hints of garnet escaping from the stem end of my glass... long lasting dark tan head with good sheets of lacing. Nose is exactly what I expected... nearly perfect bigger porter... sweeter/nutty/bittersweet chocolate. Flavor mirrors the nose with a drier (than the aroma) palate... still a nice bittersweet chocolate essence... fermented out caramel/toffee... a bit of darker malt with warmth. Body does not make me think 8%.. surprisingly drinkable. I really liked this one and normally don’t appreciate standard porters.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2453) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
12oz can thanks to Toby. Pours out a brown with some red highlights topped with a tan head. Nose is fresh roast coffee malts and some hop notes. Taste is as the nose with lots of coffee a nice roast. Pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (385) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
Love this porter. Pours dark brown tan head. Toffee char aroma. Some roastiness, coffee, chocolate and toffee flavors. Silky light body light carbonation for a creamy mouth feel. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (809) - Nevada, USA - APR 13, 2014
More coffee than chocolate. Nice foam and an attractive aroma leads into a smooth but bitter flavor of ground coffee and toasted bread. Finish stays longer than needed. Too bitter for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a very dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcvonrosen (13) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
I was apprehensive at first, due to the name, but up for a unique flavor. The story written on the can about puppies’ breath didn’t assuage my apprehension. They’re really going for a puppy’s breath. As I think about it, I bet that they were tasting this beer after a few beers, and someone jokingly said that it tasted like a puppy’s breath, so they went with it. Another reason to love Cigar City. Pours dark and rich, thin but tenacious head - perfect head for this beer. Taste is malty, cocoa,and caramel. Hops are mild and balanced. Slightly sweeter than what I’d typically drink, but they did it right.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (626) - - APR 3, 2014
Black pour, light tan head. Nose is roasted malts, light cocoa, somewhat vegetal. Taste is roasted malts, a touch of stale coffee, chocolate, vegetal, aluminum. Thin sticky mouthfeel. I like this much more on nitro.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Flea (5) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
Had on nitro at the Brewery. Pours dark with a nice full head. Aroma is of a standard chocolate porter. Tastes great, very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ricoslim (51) - - MAR 30, 2014
Had on nitro at Oblivion. Pours dark with a nice full head. Aroma is of a standard chocolate porter. Tastes great, very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (103) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Nitro at Oblivion Taproom. Aromas of roast coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste is smooth roasted malt with a bitter hop presence that plays nice with the dark chocolate sweetness. Creamy and smooth finish. Really good.


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