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RATINGS: 425   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (417) - - APR 2, 2016
Dark reddish brown with light head. Nose is fruity, dusty with chocolate. Chocolate with lots if toast. Slightly dry with long toasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2659) - ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
Tap at TCBW. Dark brown beer, brown head. A bice hoppy porter with dry roast, milk chocolate, bready acidity in the finish with citric hops. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15617) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Tap at CCB. Dark brown color, small brownish head, lace. Coffee and citrusy hops in the nose. Medium-bodied. Citrus, coffee, fruityness. Soft more on sweetish side than roasted. Kind of CDA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12367) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Opaque dark brown to black color, average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, malt bitter, hops, hop bitter. Quite nicely mixed together sort of speak. Decent to medium body and suitable soft carbonation. Nice one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5471) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle @ joes. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Smells hops, fruity, grapefruit, fresh. Tastes hops, fruity, nice, bitter. Medium body, great carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a tall tan head. Dark roasted malt nose with a pretty strong hop character being noted. Smells a lot like a black IPA. Drinks a lot like one too. Except that the malt presence is more prominent. The mouthfeel is as if there is a thin layer of air separating the surface of the tongue and the beer. Gets mildly astringent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottled 11/2/2015 enjoyed 1/13/2016 in a snifter. Look - Aggressive pour lead to a couple fingers of medium to large bubbled tan head. Body is dark brown. There is quite a bit of lacing. Head settles to more than a ring. Smell - Chocolate. Char. Toast. Coffee. Bubblegum. Hop. Taste - Bitter with coffee, chocolate, and hops. Toasty. Slight peppermint. Feel - Rips tongue in a couple ways. Not boozy. Well carbonated. Dry Overall - If I didn’t know better I’d think I was drinking a Three Floyds porter. Bitter chocolate. Bitter hops. Even not being in the mood for this, it is still good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with notes of vanilla and tobacco. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Aggressively hopped? Hmmm, not really getting that. Simple nose...it’s not got much by way of hops in either the nose or mouth, in fact. It’s quite twangy/sour, too. Pretty difficult to enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Almost black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is coffee, roast malt, a hinto chocolate. Medium body with good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Tap at Cigar City. Aroma is strong pine and flowers with light cocoa and coffee. Tastes moderately bitter. Roasted coffee and pine mostly. Somewhat thin body. Tastes like a thinner black IPA but still smooth and crushable. Solid.


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