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RATINGS: 425   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.

mpersinger's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
This nearly jet black pour from 12 oz bottle oozes with citrusy & grassy American hop aroma and flavor. This almost excessive moderate alpha acid hop flavor seems to cut and balance a prominent chocolatey roast character (not acrid). There may be some esters tucked in there but tastes very smooth, nearly lagered. Mouthfeel is velvety and plush, with medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2016
Tap (TCBW2016) (6:3:6-:3:11=2.9-)
Dirty roast aroma, some messy herbal aspects to the hops. Taste also dirty. Roasty, but rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (1031) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
tap@tcbw16 almost black liquid with beige head.. aroma of caramel, roasted malts. tastes same, med sweet, med bitter, light sour. med body, astringent, long fin, av carb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1323) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
Tap sample at Tallinn Craft Beer Festival. Dark brown with persistent dark tan head. Sweetish roasty aroma, very pleasant, chocolate-cocoa, black rye bread and red berries, brandy and vanillaish notes even. Strong bitterness, but just enough to make all the rest livelier. Somewhat ashy dry. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2016
Tap @TCBW 2016. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, sweet and woody in aroma. Dark chocolate, raisins, coffee, roast, woody and sweet in taste. Nice roasted chocolate malts in aftertaste. Drink is bit too cold at first, but as it warms up it’s getting even more tastier. Excellent brew. More!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (499) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Dark browne, almost black colour. Slight layer of beige froth on top. Very refreshing and fruity aroma - hints of apricots, citrusses and other tropical fruits. Juicy, apricoty and fruity beginning. Hints of coffee in the middle. Maltiness. Some caramel and slight sweetness in the end. Hoppes in the aftertaste. Slightly citrussy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weeken 2016, Tallinn. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, some chocolate, dryness and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4596) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Pitch black color, good foam. High aroma intensity, hops, leather, slight red berries, some roastiness and vanilla. Medium/full body and complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2016
Tap at TCBW. Aroma is malt, roast, sweetness, slight vanilla. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, coffee. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (471) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2016
Tap @ TCBW 16

Black colour, cold coffee, sweetness, expected better, okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (786) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
@TCBW Dark brown colour with small head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has roasted malts, espresso coffee, grass and pines hops. Taste has lots of roasted malts but still really strong hop flavours. Almost like Black IPA. Dark chocolate blends in with the grassy hops quite nicely. Full body and medium carbonation.

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