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José Martí - Cigar City Brewing

José Martí

Overall: 9.1/10 by 1 dude

Dudes: 9.1/10

Trend: 9.1/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Porter

ABV: 8.00%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Black
  • This is beer review number 600. Yippee!

    Pours opaque with two inches of frothy, thick, tan head. Retention is outstanding: similar to watching paint dry. Reminds me of an IPA in terms of the texture of the foam.

    Aroma is roasted malt hidden behind a huge blast of chocolate that I believe is a touch bitter yet, seemingly not dark in nature. Coffee plays a role too, it just nicely compliments the chocolate. No hops.

    Taste allows all the scents from the nose to come through as flavors. Creamy chocolate, a touch of coffee, and a bit of roasted malt all seem to play together like they have practiced for years.

    Light carbonation on a beer that is mildly creamy while medium bodied. Alcohol slightly zings the palate.

    Sometimes beers overly impress, much more so than you expect. This beer is exactly that. I actually wasn't looking forward to a beer this evening as nothing really captured my taste buds mentally, once I cracked this open, I figured out what I wanted. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 21:28:08
  • Tasted: January 30, 2011 by scot
  • $2.50 for 12 oz. bottle