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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.


htnicholas' rating

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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kyle77 (37) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
From site: 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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Bomber thanks to homer 321, thanks man! Black slighty thin pour with a thick layer of creamy white head. Aroma is nutty roasy, pine, and citrus, smells very much like a black IPA of sorts. Taste is coffee roast up front followed by some hoppy pine citrus bitterness, finsh is bitter coffee that lingers on the palate, medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Nice brew, very hoppy for a porter, but tasty all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (899) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (638) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured at brewery. Lots of coffee and dark malt notes on the nose and palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4946) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1275) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2414) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (518) - - JUN 29, 2014
Very hop forward with robust chocolate malts, roasted barley and coffee beans. Very smooth overall!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1968) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - 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.

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