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RATINGS: 394   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
12 oz bottle picked up from Luekens in Dunedin, FL. Poured black with a small light tan head that left good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Tastes of roasted malts, bakers chocolate, smoked malts, mild hop bitterness. Finishes a little bitter, but pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a big tan head and some nice rings of lacing. S: A big roast aroma starts things off. Some bitter coffee and chocolate notes are close behind. There are some strong hop aromas here too, quite earthy and faintly citrusy. T: Like the nose, we’ve got a ton of roast character on the palate. The coffee is almost as intense as the roast with some bitter dark chocolate to a lesser extent. The hop notes are more citrus than the nose lets on, but still quite earthy. Moderately bitter, which was pleasant. M: The body is medium with a medium level of carbonation. D: I found this one to be really quite enjoyable. Great roast character that’s not overpowering and overly bitter, and the hops really kept things interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown with ruby highlights. Nose is slighttly hoppy mix of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and oak. Taste is really nix mix of hoppiness and roasted malt. A true american porter. Body was full and well carbonated. Finsh was bitter and smooth. OVerall, a solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2010
12oz bottle. Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, charred malt, smoke, tobacco, and lactose. Flavor of earth, stone, grass and bitter cocoa powder. Heat and dryness in the finish. Still great for a porter. No skimping on malt or heft here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJJereme (375) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a thick, black with a moderately sized tan head. A hint of cherry, predominantly coffee, a bit of soy sauce. Analgous flavors. Medium to heavily bodied. Not bad.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Dark brown pour. Tan head. Cocoa, piney hops, coffee, black pepper aroma. Flavor is nice and hoppy, smooth chocolate, very light coffee with a creamy lactose body. Good shit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2010
agressively hopped, but not overly so. compliments rather than drowns out the dry roasted malts. this is a good beer, falling just short of the elites in class.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, tobacco, smoke, chocolate, pine, and alcohol. Taste of pine, tobacco, smoke, dark chocolate, roast, coffee, and light alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2010
The aroma is right for the style with burnt malt, coffee, chocolate, and a touch of metal. The appearance is dark brown with a large head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter astringent finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall an unremarkable but strong porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2010
This poured a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of herbal hops and deep dark roasted malts. Flavor was really in your face bitterness, between the roastedness and hops. Really earth and herbal with burnt coffee there too. Really aggresive good beer.


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