Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

ryanfolty's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1908) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
November 16, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Dark brown pour with some head and spotty lacing. Aroma was roasted malt and hops. Taste was similar but had a touch of alcohol in there. Kind of like a black ipa with a splash of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (550) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (543) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured at brewery. Lots of coffee and dark malt notes on the nose and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3822) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1020) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque, true black with a 2-finger tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate, black figs, coffee and some citric notes. Taste of chocolate, citrus, roasted coffee, dark roasted malt and licorice. Intense roasty flavors are matched by an equal dose of citric hop flavor. Medium body and medium carbonation. Hoppier, darker and more intensely flavored than your typical porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (509) - - JUN 29, 2014
Very hop forward with robust chocolate malts, roasted barley and coffee beans. Very smooth overall!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Coffee, dark roasted malt, and some cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. A little thin on the palate, just an average porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Crushed with Jakebra
Pours a dark, almost black color with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty & chocolaty with a light ashiness... sort of faint in general no matter how much I swish the glass, s’nice though.

The flavor is big on chocolate and raisin. It’s plenty bitter and pleasantly sweet. The alcohol is noticeable but mild.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1537) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pour is black with tons of tight tan head and a thick lacing. Nose has a robust malt up front of milk chocolate and roasted malt. Aggressively hopped citrus behind and hop resin behind. Taste is heavier roast, still fairly rich and malty, some citrus hop and a hint of an herbal note. Silky smooth body with an assertive carbonation and a fairly dry chalky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
At home on a Friday before heading out to a pool party. Pours black with big foamy grey head. Aroma is dark chocolates, nice bourbon-like alcohol note, lightly roasted malted barley, slight raspberry fruit note that come from the sweet aero writ edge to the beer. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, like whipped cream that disappears when it hits your tongue. Taste is soft dark chocolate, more of that raspberry sweetness, a little marshmallow, heavy malt notes, with a thin body. Finish is long, the malty dark chocolate note sits on the pallet. A very nice stout-like porter at 8%. Would bang again.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 41

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50