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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, nutty, and some licorice. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, caramel, and nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
From Stubby Growler

Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with an active, frothy cap of tan foam. Leaves behind a good amount of spotty lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malt, a mixture of herbal hops and semi-sweet chocolate.

Taste: Dry, overly roasted malt,dark chocolate, spicy herbal hops and ash. Finishes with lingering roast and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lively moderate carbonation.

Overall: An exceptional porter. Roasty, chocolaty, hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Cigar City event. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin beige head. Big nutty roast, hoppy and roast filled. Nice toast notes with loads of roast. Subtle cedar gives a nice spiciness to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Thanks smith4498. Pours the color of burnt cherry wood with ruby highlights and a two finger creamy beige head. Nose shows coffee and dark bakers chocolate with a hint of burnt wood and spicy hops. Flavor is dark with a hint of roast and burnt character, dark chocolate and espresso beans. Forward hop presence on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
On tap at Blind Tiger with Joey Redner. Pours a dark black color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of roast and caramel. Has a sweet roasty taste with some chocolate notes that linger through the finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Shared 12oz btl thanks to Kristina. Pours a medium bodied dark brown with a thin tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma with that added chocolate element. Nice crip bodied mouth feel. Roasty sweet coffee flavor and a good hop profile. Great chocolate notes but not too crisp. Nice balance between sweet malt a crisp hops. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, resiny hops, roasted malts. Similar taste, very well balanced. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Sampled at Lithy’s Tennessee/Ole Miss tasting. Clear light brown pour with ring of tan. Nose of coffee, big roasty flavor with lightly bitter roast finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerFanDan17 (986) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Quart growler from the brewery. Hands down one of the best porters I’ve ever had. Pours rich black with a rich head that hugs the rims of the glass. Flavors are everywhere with chocolates, a hint of sweet fig, roasted coffee, and malted milk. What makes this special though is the hoppiness of a Pale ale or as much as some IPAs. Yet the sweetness of the malts balances the hop variety perfectly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1714) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours brown with a tan head. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, nuts... very drinkable and hides the ABV well.

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