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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2010
(12oz bottle shared with beerbastard. Courtesy of markwise). Pours hazy cola colored with thin khaki head. Aroma of wood and chocolate tootsie pops. Taste is bitterness with some sweetness. Ashy with distinct dryness of mouthfeel. A bit rough around the edges. I would love to re-rate this with some age on it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Tan cover over a dark brown body, black edges. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee. Taste is more coffee, roast, dry astringency.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Draft sample at CC. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark toasted bittersweet flavor with medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
12oz bottle. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, roast, light coconut. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, dark chocolate. Smooth medium body, alcohol well contained.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Dark brown with some tan head that laces nicely. Nice smoky coffee aroma with some chocolate notes. Medium to full bodied with a light bitterness. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to Tsotsi. Aroma has notes of roasted coffee, tobacco, smoke, resin hops and chocolate. Very dark brown hue that sits black in the glass. Average sized tan head that mostly diminished and left decent lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery average. Overall a good porter that seems overly hopped. This one could use a year or two in the cellar to mellow it out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3364) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a smooth tan head. Nose is chocolate, caramel, wild grape and licorice. Creamy medium body with a sharp tang. Taste picks up on the chocolate and caramel adding some orange. Finishes with grapefruit peel and espresso. A bit too hoppy for me but should mellow nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Dark brown with a fine cappochino coloured head with a nice lasting head. The nose is very dominated of mocca notes like in nés-caf’é. There are also some yeasty and caramel notes. The taste is strangly roasted with bitter coffee notes and a bit of vanilla. Not any real complexity but really fine as a coffee-porter. The palate is smooth and fat what is almost CCs trade mark.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11126) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle from ericandersnavy! Pours dark brown/black with a beige/tan head. Aroma is extremely chocolate. Dark chocolate. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor is bourbonish. ? Followed by an incredible amount of smooth burnt malt and chocolate. Fairly dry and quite roasty. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Maltzilla- thanks, Diego! Pours an opaque dark brown with a huge, rocky tan head that leaves heavy lacing in the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cream, leafy hops, toasted sugar, tobacco, and milk chocolate. Flavor of roasted coffee, chocolate malts, cream, tobacco, spicy hops, smoked wood, citrus peel, and toasted brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lingering roast and a little ash. Really nice, roasty porter, with some decent hop presence.


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