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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (885) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Nearly black, 3 finger dark brown head. Chocolate and roast in the nose. Flavor follows, chocolate, medium roast. More of a stout than a porter. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is hops, roasted malt, and smoke. Flavor is roasted malt, hops, coffee, smoke, and caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deepeary (114) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle produced on 11.27.13 (three months old). This is really unique and tasty brew. Very well balanced coffee/cocoa flavours with citrus hoppiness., Both elements come through on the nose as well. When I read "robustly hopped American porter" on the bottle I was a bit skeptical about the combination, but Cigar City has really done something lovely here. Reminiscent some some black IPA I’ve had, but the porter notes really come through. I find that the early sips taste more porter like, but by the end of the glass the roasted malt flavours fade and the hops stand out more. It’s like drinking two beers in one glass!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crispy34 (392) - Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Aroma is hoppy and dark malt. Appearance is a very dark brown with some tan head. Taste is super hoppy with some dark malt. There is also an earthy wooden taste at the end. Palate is very dry and hoppy. Overall, a decent beer. A little too much going on that really doesn't as well as it should. More if a black IPA than a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! From a styrofoam cup... Lost my Sierra Nevada taster glass... 12oz bottle. Dark brown, thin khaki color. Dots and ropes of lace. Nice coffee, robust aroma, dark fruit, hint of dark chocolate. Good near black color. Lighter khaki head, with respectable retention. Good lace. Moderate sweet, light bitter taste, light hint of the alcohol. Smooth, chewy, lighter carbonation. Bigger body. More dry finish. Lighter carbonation. Good chewiness. Nice imperial porter. Maybe just a light hint of tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and figs with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, tobacco, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Dark brown or black poured from a tap. Tastes and smells of roasted malts and chocolates.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
12 ounce bottle to glass. Black pour with a smallish tan head. Nice floaties. Nice "porter" smell with hints of toast and coffee. Thin on the mouth but solid on the taste. Great toasted oat taste with a hint of chocolate and coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2014
outstanding porter, dark and smoky, smooth and rich. Black with creamy beige head. Roast grain aroma, taste is more dark grain, burnt toast and a bite of hops. Not a hint of the higher alcohol, just some warm general toastiness after the fact. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhliesen (738) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle-deep brown to black color with a small/medium tan head. Subdued coffee aroma and smoke or roasted malts lingering. Coffee taste upfront, followed by chocolate and hops on the finish. It’s a beer that makes you work for it, but it’s good stuff. Total wine.


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