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RATINGS: 404   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1217) - 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 (2387) - 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 (570) - 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over the porter profile..an overall interesting beer worth trying and a very cool looking bottle with the obvious historical reference to jose Marti..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 (2476) - 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 (1715) - 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 (578) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with minimal tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine needle, grass, chocolate. Taste is bitter, resin, dark chocolate, burnt coffee. Long bitter finish. Lots of carbonation here. A unique porter for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
From a bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Well carbonated and smells of coffee, dark fruit and carmel. The taste is surprisingly crisp with a thin slick mouthfeel. The taste is initially or carmel and burnt coffee but finishes with a moderately hopped and slightly citrus bitterness. The floral/citrus hop bitterness is interestingly blended with the toasty bitterness that you normally associate with a porter. Very good beer and very drinkable. Hides the 8% ABV well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottled 20DEC11 Pours a pretty brown/black with a slow falling finger of latte foam. Nice lace. Smells of grass, mint, resin, cold coffee and dry malts. Bitter up front with a kick of dry, porter malts and a woody toasted malt finish. The flavor is progressive and fun. Medium bodied with a little higher carb than preferred for the style and a hint of dryness on the finish (which is nice). A good beer from my standpoint. The nose is a little meh, but the hops are not overdone, and that was a fear. They have done a decent job walking the line between ABA and Porter. Serving type: bottle 03-12-2012


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