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RATINGS: 397   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (35) - 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
Phillies08Champs (677) - 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 (287) - - 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 (880) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2049) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle share. Pours black with a small white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has milk chocolate and light coffee. The taste is sweet milk chocolate, light bitterness from the coffee. Solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz bottle I got in a trade, thanks Brock. Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, also very roasty in the nose. Flavors are chocolate, caramel, and a huge hoppy roasty taste. Very good beer, not to thin in the mouth, tons of rich flavor. Another great offering from CCB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (470) - Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle pour..bottled date 11/13..fairly black pour with virtually no head..slight carbonation..chunky hop particles settling towards bottom..nose is far from your typical porter..surprisingly smells of coffee..wintergreen..heavy mint..rum and tobacco char..mouthfeel is dominated by the mint profile..seems like a cross of a porter and a black ipa with the bipa taking over the porter profile..an overall interesting beer worth trying and a very cool looking bottle with the obvious historical reference to jose Marti..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2279) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Black pour ruby hue with a bubbly khaki head and striped lacing .... aroma of mostly piney hops, roasted coffee and dark bakers chocolate ...... taste is of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate and oily very bitter piney hops .... mouthfeel is oily and thick ..... finish is dry and bitter .... awesome porter with a nice hoppy bite

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1068) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at ccb, tampa. Black color, brown head. Strong roasty aroma, coffee and chocolate. Balanced taste, coffee, roasty, chocolate, hoppy end.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (429) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet with coffee and roasted malt nuances. Taste is creamy roasted malts, faint coffee and faint molasses with a long and easy roasty bitter finish. Great beer for winter.


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