Saturday, January 28, 2012
Game Day Beer Review: Cigar City Jose Marti India American Porter
(8% ABV) Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Jose Marti India Porter pours a luscious cola-colored brown, with a massive tan head that drifts slowly downward, leaving tremendous lacing on all sides of the glass.
The beer smells of hoppy chocolate and licorice. The taste is smoky peat to begin with, followed by a dry hoppy finish, as the anise also makes itself noticeable. Although the beer's initial taste subsides rather quickly, you're left with a bitter roasted coffee flavor that lasts for quite a while.
Jose Marti Porter is well carbonated, but that's more apparent on the swallow than at any other time. The alcohol in this one is extremely well hidden. A-