JohnGalt1 (1617) - 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 (5861) - 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 (1608) - 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 (5333) - 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.
knickskicks (1147) - - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Flea (8) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had on nitro at the Brewery. Pours dark with a nice full head. Aroma is of a standard chocolate porter. Tastes great, very smooth.
Ricoslim (116) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on nitro at Oblivion. Pours dark with a nice full head. Aroma is of a standard chocolate porter. Tastes great, very smooth.
Weezel (269) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.