Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mélasse, chocolat noir, houblons verts dans un corps aminci et teinté d’alcool.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Dark brown color, with a good thin tan head. Leaves respectable ropes and bits of lace. Whoa... Nice nose on this one. Dark chocolate, coffee. Moderate bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Medium to bigger body. Lightly dry finish. Good chewiness to the texture. Great chocolate and cocoa nib in the flavor, good moderate coffee. Nice roast malt. Fantastic, flavorful porter!
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ home. Thanks, Sean. Very dark brown pour with a tall tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, and a hint of ash. Slight caramel and herbal hops. Flavor is pleasantly bitter with a nice sweet chocolate and molasses balance. Roasted malt, lots of licorice, and a touch of char/ash. Light herbal and earthy hops. Lightly smokey as it sits.
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At place with Taylor, Taren, and Justin. Pours black brown a circle of lace. Aroma is complex medium chocolate, roasted vanilla, light. Taste is complex chocolate malt, very flavorful, but very drinkable, the perfect combo for a porter, marshmallow. Nice.
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
RobertDale (5526) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jcvonrosen (14) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.