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RATINGS: 403   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - 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 (2340) - 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 (755) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with white head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, little sweetness. Taste is roasted coffee, chocolate, a tad bitter. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (62) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Wonderful cigar ash, roasted coffee, spice notes, full bodied, light brown frothy head aka root beer keeps it company for a while, Afterthought I wonder if it had a litle something else, perhaps mildly sweeter, would I be searching for another one. OK, now having a dark chocolate bar to accompany it...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (709) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle from a case I got at Frank Smith’s. Pours Black to very dark brow with some head that fades. Nose is black and brown malt & some piney hop notes. first sip is similar with a nice silky mouth feel. finishes with notes of bitter chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (308) - - JAN 8, 2014
This beer is kind of different but perfectly described by the label. It pours very dark with only a little bit of light coming in through the edges with a small brown colored head. It smells of coffee, malts and a lot of hops, it taste pretty much the same. The hops are a very large part of this brew which I had not previously experienced in a porter

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1052) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle pours deep black with nice big tan head. Aroma is light roast and pine. Taste is rich roast and a nice hoppy dry finish, nice beer!


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