José Martí was a pivotal figure in Cuban history leading an insurrection that ultimately resulted in Cuban Independence from Spain and was revered by Tampa cigar rollers for his support of cigar factory workers and his fiery speeches in Tampa in support of Cuban Independence. This is a heavily hopped high gravity porter featuring the hopping levels of an India Pale Ale with the rich and roasty malt profile of a robust porter. Heavy hop rates, while uncommon in today's porters were not unknown historically and recipes from the British porter producers of the 1800's evidence hopping rates far in excess of what is common for the style today.
Pours dark in color with notes of chocolate and caramel and mild hints of black licorice. Flavors of citrus, wood and herbal bitterness up front with lingering notes of chocolate and hints of caramel and a long dry finish with a slight underpinning of dark espresso.