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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 This is one of my top 3 favorite Cigar City beers. It’s always available and tasty. Pours dark brown with average thickness for a porter. It’s minimally hopped with more toasted/smoky flavor, average/light carbonation with a relatively dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerFanDan17 (1084) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Cigar City José Martí is one of my favorite porters. Aroma is of oak chocolate flavors. Pour is dark and perfect with a nice thick head. The original note on taste is that of a cigar humidor with lesser chocolate flavors. Taste can come across somewhat variable - sometimes bitter and other times balanced. José Martí is one good porter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
355ml bottle from knightly spirits.FL VC #17. roasty, coffee, chocolate, resin, citrus, brown, hazy, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, complex long finish, great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Had this from bottle, decent head, very dark. Roasted taste with a little boozy warmth at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Pours a murky rich dark brown. Nose is huge roast and earthy hops. Hints of citrus and pine, sweet malts, smoke, ash. Flavor is a rich robust roast, hints of coffee, earthiness, sweet malts, mild vanilla and rich cocoa. One hell of a porter. Easily one of my favorite CCB beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Smells chocolaty with some bitter hop notes. Taste is robust, bitter notes of coffee, and a touch of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Cigar City José Martí American Porter finishes with a bitter dryness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (520) - - JUN 29, 2014
Very hop forward with robust chocolate malts, roasted barley and coffee beans. Very smooth overall!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottled 11/2/2015 enjoyed 1/13/2016 in a snifter. Look - Aggressive pour lead to a couple fingers of medium to large bubbled tan head. Body is dark brown. There is quite a bit of lacing. Head settles to more than a ring. Smell - Chocolate. Char. Toast. Coffee. Bubblegum. Hop. Taste - Bitter with coffee, chocolate, and hops. Toasty. Slight peppermint. Feel - Rips tongue in a couple ways. Not boozy. Well carbonated. Dry Overall - If I didn’t know better I’d think I was drinking a Three Floyds porter. Bitter chocolate. Bitter hops. Even not being in the mood for this, it is still good.

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