José Martí

Style: India-style Porter

Availability: CCB Beer Archive

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José Martí was a pivotal figure in Cuban history, leading an insurrection that ultimately resulted in Cuban independence from Spain. Martí became revered by Tampa cigar rollers during his many visits to the city where he spoke eloquently in support of cigar factory workers and gave fiery speeches in favor 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 1800s show evidence of hopping rates far in excess of what is common for the style today.



  • ABV: 8%
  • OG: 19
  • IBU: 65
  • SRM: 39

Tasting Notes

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.

Awards and Ratings

Ratebeer: 98 overall
BeerAdvocate: A- overall

2010 Best Florida Beer Championship – Gold Medal

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