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Cigar City José Martí American Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An aggressively hopped robust porter named for the Cuban national hero who also spent a significant amount of time in Tampa and gained prominence in Latin American literature from the poetry, essays, and publications he contributed to in his lifetime.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (817) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Finally opening this at a share, black beer, huge, almond colored head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, metal, raisin, smoke. Taste is smoke, coffee, chocolate, fig, currant, hint of citrus rind finish. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1347) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2016
Tap@TCBW16. Pours dark brown wit brownish head. Aroma: lot of coffee, roasted malts, tobacco, burnt wood. Taste: medium bitter, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, oak corn. Full body. Well balanced. Bitter-roasted finish. Nice Porter.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (658) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Black pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Quite outstanding nose of chocolate, light roast, caramel, molasses and a very light touch of char. In the background is a light floral hop note. Light full body that is quite smooth and silky, but not quite creamy, in texture. Outstanding carbonation / body balance with a mildly effervescent middle and a nice prickly finish. The flavor profile is world class. The higher hopping rate adds a new component to this already complex porter. It begins with roast that shifts to bakers chocolate just before the middle. The middle is buttressed by a rich caramel and molasses sweetness that makes the chocolate shine and shift from bakers to sweet chocolate. Here the hops also shine contributing a moderate bitterness and pine/grapefruit note. As the bitterness fades, the hop flavor shifts to light sweet fruit as the solid malt base sweetness ascends into the close. The finish is a delicious slow fade of chocolate and hops. A light char note lingers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13043) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2016
Tap (TCBW2016) (6:3:6-:3:11=2.9-)
Dirty roast aroma, some messy herbal aspects to the hops. Taste also dirty. Roasty, but rough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1068) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
tap@tcbw16 almost black liquid with beige head.. aroma of caramel, roasted malts. tastes same, med sweet, med bitter, light sour. med body, astringent, long fin, av carb

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
Tap sample at Tallinn Craft Beer Festival. Dark brown with persistent dark tan head. Sweetish roasty aroma, very pleasant, chocolate-cocoa, black rye bread and red berries, brandy and vanillaish notes even. Strong bitterness, but just enough to make all the rest livelier. Somewhat ashy dry. Excellent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2016
Tap @TCBW 2016. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, sweet and woody in aroma. Dark chocolate, raisins, coffee, roast, woody and sweet in taste. Nice roasted chocolate malts in aftertaste. Drink is bit too cold at first, but as it warms up it’s getting even more tastier. Excellent brew. More!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (566) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Dark browne, almost black colour. Slight layer of beige froth on top. Very refreshing and fruity aroma - hints of apricots, citrusses and other tropical fruits. Juicy, apricoty and fruity beginning. Hints of coffee in the middle. Maltiness. Some caramel and slight sweetness in the end. Hoppes in the aftertaste. Slightly citrussy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weeken 2016, Tallinn. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, some chocolate, dryness and malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4634) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Pitch black color, good foam. High aroma intensity, hops, leather, slight red berries, some roastiness and vanilla. Medium/full body and complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable


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