cgarvieuk (19025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub... Deep brown... Thick tan head.... Soft chocolate roast dark malt nose... Sift toffee roast... Dark sweet malts... Light chocolate
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, long lived creamy tan head. Slight sour mash and malt aroma. Medium sour and charred malt flavor with a full body and creamy texture.
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onceblind (6380) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a persistent light tan head. Nose has a bit of roast and cocoa in it, with some very light coffee notes. Flavor is sweet and a little roasty with some dark bakers cocoa and a mild earthy sweetness, a touch of light citric coffee, and a semi-dry cocoa-ish finish. Pretty swell.
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a snifter. Pours a jet black with a thin white head. Great little lacing around the rim. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is the same with a little dark coffee and cocoa. Finishes dry and clean. No aftertaste. Another fine beer from CCB.
Advocate_Ames (549) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro on tap at Tampa International. Pours a dark brown with a guinness like head, very thick and creamy. The aroma is very full of dark roasted sweet malts, wood scents, toffee, and a weak but pleasant hop aroma. In tasting I caught carmel, butter, slight bittering chocolate, and a pleasant roasty malt flavor. The finish is a weak bitter, rich in cooked malts, and with a touch of dryness. Overall a fine porter, very enjoyable.
MadRobin (2543) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[The ABV for Puppy's Breath Porter is now 6% in both cans and on tap at the tasting room. Previously, "Puppy's Breath Robust Porter" came in at 8%. Perhaps "Puppy's Breath Porter" and "Puppy's Breath Robust Porter" should be listed as separate beers.]
On nitro 4 oz. sampler at the Cigar City Brewing tasting room in Tampa, FL.
Opaque, black-brown with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of coffee, charcoal, roasted malt, toffee and molasses.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, molasses, RN, toffee and charcoal.
Medium/full body and low carbonization with a soft nitro mouthfeel.
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gnoff (9286) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 First rating
Sampled on January 20, 2014. Draught, at Tarpon Tavern, Tarpon Springs, FL.
As "Nitro Porter".
Black color, dense tan head. Sweet, malty, rich scent. Sweet, rich, malty, roasted taste. Bitter, roasted aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Draugh at Cigar City (brewery location) on January 24, 2014.
Black color, tan head. SWeet, malty scent. Roasted, malty, sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Very nice!
Aurelius (4834) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Inky. Aroma is fresh-shaved ceder or mahogany luon and roast. Mouthy, rich. Need to re-rate when I’m not socializing. On tap @ the drowland-Tallahassee Winter Homecoming 2014 @ Proof.
Re-rate, additional comments: Can. Cute fella on the label. Clear, deep black-brown. Big tan head. I’m picking up more creosote in the aroma. Smooth, coffee and woody. Medium to slightly light (surprisingly) body. Good. Very drinkable. New Leaf Market.
PorterPounder (6721) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Brewing - on tap. Dark brown pour, thick khaki colored head - nice lacing. Woody, cedar-like aroma like walking into a humidor, hints of chocolate. Flavor is full bodied and robust with some oak-like woody notes, some pipe tobacco notes, chocolate permeates throughout. Nice thick, rich mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Vanilla and roasted coffee beans both come out of this Porter’s sweet flavour profile, lasting nicely well after the sip is finished.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy slab of foam tops the darkness.
-Mouthfeel is obviously quite smooth due to the nitrogen treatment, which works quite well with the level of residual sugars.
-Earthy hop resins balance out the finish.
-This is a very nice Porter for dessert lovers.
On tap (nitro) at the brewery taproom.