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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7217) - 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 (5742) - 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 (3385) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1280) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a dark brown. The aroma is that of almonds and dark bitter fruits. The taste is true to the style, a nice drinking porter. This one seemed to be almost near turning with a little bit of sour coming through.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kyle77 (44) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
From site: 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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Bomber thanks to homer 321, thanks man! Black slighty thin pour with a thick layer of creamy white head. Aroma is nutty roasy, pine, and citrus, smells very much like a black IPA of sorts. Taste is coffee roast up front followed by some hoppy pine citrus bitterness, finsh is bitter coffee that lingers on the palate, medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Nice brew, very hoppy for a porter, but tasty all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is a light toasted malts, touch of bitterness, piney hops. Flavor has a nice brown toasted malt character, touch of piney hops in background. Medium body with a lingering bitterness and toasted malts. Interesting brew. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (730) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured at brewery. Lots of coffee and dark malt notes on the nose and palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6270) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Smokey, roasted, chocolate, herbal and pine aromas. Chocolate, smoked, roasted and light herbal and pine flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1542) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Medium tangy malt aroma. Medium body with a citrus malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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