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 (764) - - 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 (213) - 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.
S_Side_Smitty (489) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at Brass Tap. Pours black with a medium creamy light tan head. Aroma is molasses like with some grains in the background. Taste is heavy roasted malts balanced well with some hoppy bitterness. Sweetness comes out in the mid and blends well with the other flavors. Finish is mildly bitter. Smooth overall.
Miglet (7) - - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great balance of malt and roast, not overly assertive, crisp and semi-sweet finish.
cgarvieuk (15177) - 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 (1023) - 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 (4648) - 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.