markwise (5241) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hunahpu Day. Pours a deep obsidian with an off-tan head. Nose is some roast, some bourbon, vanilla, some dark chocolate, and some oak. Flavor is similar- it’s interesting to see what the barrel did to this hoppy porter- roast, earth, some mild bitterness is still there, but there is also vanilla, oak, bourbon, and some of the chocolate character comes more to the fore. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at huna day. pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. tastes just like the regular marti with a bit of a bourbon and vanilla finish
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent but mouthfeel was too thin and watery. Flavor was decent but not concentrated enough. Good but not great
Beerman6686 (6431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolat,e bourbon and hops. Falvor was mainly dark roast, bitterness and mild oak and bourbon otes. Nice ba SMALLER BEER.
fluffy (2406) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hard to improve on good ol Jose Marti, but this definitely kicked it up a notch or two.
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like regular Jose Marti, but the bourbon barrel is a little light in body and aroma. The flavor is actually really solid, but but I’d like more body. I dig it, just not as much as possible.
jcartamdg (3191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste is bourbon and vanilla, chocolate and oak. Smooth and fairly balanced. Bourbon is there but not overpowering. Really nice.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Funky Buddha lounge for 3rd anniversary party. The bourbon didn’t really do anything to help launch this beer into a new spectrum. It’s still good but nothing crazy.
Palme (4258) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Tørst. This one pours a deep dark brown body with a small sidesticking kinda brown dense top. It smells really sweet and roasted. Lots of bourbon and chocolate here. Some raisins, cranberries and wood. Loaded with sweetness and definitely wood in the taste. Almost like drinking a barley wine in many ways. The bourbon has gone completely mad in this one. Wood dry with lots of dark black roasted flavors. Vanilla is really here also. Yeah, the bourbon has gone completely mad and taken over the little drops that used to be normal beer. A good alcohol burn in the finish here, refusing to let go of the tongue. Would have figured this was a way higher abv beer. If you like beer added a ton of bourbon, you’ll love this! 17.06.2013
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Funky Buddha Lounge 3rd Anniversary. Snifter. Pours a black, opaque with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, malts, cocoa, vanilla, expresso. Taste is thick, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, smoked malts, roasted nuts, and some thick lactose. Full body, heavy mouth. Carbonation. Slightly bitter. Very nice.