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RATINGS: 402   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.


4.8
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerFanDan17 (1019) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (466) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2231) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBVatkeens (47) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Had this from bottle, decent head, very dark. Roasted taste with a little boozy warmth at the end.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1714) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9449) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (991) - 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.

4.5
   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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pitch black with off white head. Dry, roasted malt aroma with a hoppy character. A very well balanced body with a solid hop bite. Easily the best CCB beer I’ve had.


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