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RATINGS: 142   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
Handbottled, provided by stobbe74, thanks. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted male, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is sweet roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and liquorish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
32oz growler courtesy of my good buddy ibrew2or3. thanks, dave! i obviously had to have this one given my love for dogs. crushed this with my 110lb yellow lab/golden mix, Oakley, sitting at my side. pours a deep, dark, cola brown with a thick, creamy, khaki head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is fantastic with rich notes of toasted malts, hazelnut coffee, milk chocolate, and caramel up front backed by notes of fruity trail mix, oatmeal, and a touch of smoked wood. flavor is simply wonderful with rich, roasted coffee, candied pecans, toasted wheat bread, and chocolate-covered black cherries up front backed by dry wood, leafy tobacco, and roasted malts with hints of herbal hops and dry, salty peanuts on the back end. palate is smooth and medium bodied with perfect carbonation and a lingering, roasted, nutty finish. overall, a marvelous porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Nice malty chocolaty flavor with a milky texture. Not an exceptional porter but still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Appearance: blackened browns under a voluminous tan head both velveteen and mousse-like. Fades in the shape of a doughnut. Swirls with a 360* collar and more smooth puff.
Nose: roasted and dry. Brittle chocolates, earth, dirt, wood, espresso beans. Tobacco and cigar leaf earthy and spicy. Used wood barrels. Black root. Mexican coffee. Dried leaves in the back.
Palate: malted milk balls with malt powder in back. Wisps of tartness in with the meaty dark fruits, craggy roots, and fresh tobacco leaf. Finishes dry and woodsy. Creamy mouthfeel is quite pleasurable. Black root and licorice in the middle. Dark fruits in the breath.
Final Thoughts: intriguingly complex, far more than I was expecting upon venturing in. Easily a good cigar beer but even if cigars aren’t your thing, having a Puppy’s Breath Porter is always a good and tasteful idea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Dark brown pour. Tan head. Roasty aroma w cocoa, charred wood and a lactose sweetness. Flavor is lightly sweet, roast, cocoa. Awesome porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Draft at Coffee District on a day way too hot to have a porter. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Scent is chocolate, coffee and lightly roasted. Taste is coffee and roasty with dark chocolate notes. Light sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Growler... Light black with the biggest head I’ve seen from a growler, at least eight fingers of light tan head, great retention and lacing... Nose and taste and light chocolate, almost perfect porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Growler in a trade

thanks go out to a generous Florida trader for the unique 32 ounce growler that contained an amazing porter. Sometimes I wonder if Cigar City lives up to the hype but in this case the answer is yes. I can only hope that the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie is just as good. If it wasn’t before Cigar City is now a must visit on any trip to Florida.

Aroma and appearance - Fluid and inky the body is murky like oily water. The light beige head was a soft accent. Sweet baker’s chocolate, iced coffee, and fresh raspberries bite at the edge of the senses. Dark fruits and slightly overdone pie crust add a bit more depth.

Flavor and palate - Full bodied and rich the mouthfeel is strong for the style. Like frozen coffee cubes the beer melts in the mouth. Malt, baker’s chocolate, coffee, and toasted white bread left a little too long in the toaster create an impression on the palate. Somehow though it is not overwhelming. Instead it strikes the perfect balance between depth and delicacy that makes it possible to polish off the growler without any troubles. Hats off to Cigar City for another home run.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1871) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Handbollte provided by Stobbe74, thanks. Dark brown body with a tiny offwhite head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice smokey notes. Flavor is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, notes of alcohol. Waterish palate. Nice beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3530) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours a dark brown with little head aromas of chocolate and sweet malt. Flavors of chocolate, malt and a hint of spice, a really good beer, it sucks that is no longer on tap.

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