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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A hoppy twist on the classic English Porter. Our Black Marlin Porter stands out in a town known primarily for its IPA’s. We craft it from a unique blend of roasted and crystallized malts that give it a smooth, chocolaty, caramel profile. Then toss in a healthy dose of American hops to serve up full-bodied flavor worthy of its San Diego roots.

Editor’s Note: Old versions were 5.9% abv


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2015
Aroma gives little hint of the full-on flavour to follow. Brilliantly full bodied and balanced combination of coffee, chocolate, and licorice - what’s not to like?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (970) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2015
22oz bottle pours brown black in glass with a finger of offwhite head. Nose is nutty roast cream with some coffee bean, soil, and light grass. Taste is medium bodied, grassy grapefrui with mild bitterness, soft roasty cocoa ash, coffee bean, hints of cream and almond. Finish is medium bitter, cocoa, milk chocolate, some orange, light grassy citrus. Really a black APA. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (463) - HUNGARY - JAN 9, 2015
Éjfekete színben mutatkozik a Ballast Point portere, amely kitöltve nagyszerűen sima test képét szolgáltatja, krémes habja ráérősen telepszik meg az italon. Vadnövényes komlótól vezérelt illatok röppennek fel a pohárból, a markáns pörkölés aromáival keveredve és kávés hangulatokat árasztva igen kedvező benyomásokat keltenek az itallal kapcsolatban, így ez a fázis is előrébb visz minket ahhoz, hogy önfeledten vessük bele magunkat az első kortyokba. Selyemfonálból szőtt textúra, középsúlyú, ám hiányt semmiből nem szenvedő test alakja kerekedik ki, melyet súlyos mondanivalót hordozó, elegánsra pirított maláta szabályos ízjegyei, majd a komló vadabb hangvételű, korántsem háttérbe szoruló karaktere cifráz. Ez utóbbi a sör vezérfonalának is tekinthető, a porter jelleg klasszikus vonásait a komlóorientált főzetek izgalmai cifrázzák, a végeredmény pedig egy kikezdhetetlen stílusgyakorlat a sötét árnyalatok szerelmesei számára.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. very nice porter, black pour, almost fuller mouthfeel. chocolate, roasted malts, good dose of bitterness. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2485) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Des agrumes aspergés sur du chocolat noir principalement. Corps filiforme, astringence houblonnée, bonne amertume qui met la table ŕ une vive sécheresse. Conçue pour guérir la soif.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1633) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 3, 2015
66cl bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark color. Medium thin brown head. Low medium bitterness, low sweetness. Aroma is caramel, light chocolate, light hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1790) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
December 27, 2014. Bottle at home.
Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, burnt malt. Taste is light to medium sweet with a soft light bitterness. Finish is light bitter coffee with a light sweet caramel note. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Bomber from Sugaya. Deep dark roast malt nose. Dark translucent brown, thin tan head, some lace. Roast malt, light sweet chocolate. Choco thins out as it moves through the palate. Good balance. Medium body. Not overly sweet not a choco bomb. Mild and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6832) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Creamy nose of vanilla and chiciolate. Black with a nice, bubbly low head. Nice chocolate flavor, roasty wood, coffee, cream. A bit thin, but nice bitterness. Flavorful without being too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (758) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared @ home with Philippe from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark opaque black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: nice coffee nose with roasted malt and black chocolate presence. Notes of black bread and some hazelnuts presence. Taste: nice body on mouth with good aroma of malt and sweet roasted bread. Notes of coffee and finish of black chocolate. Really nice ! Aftertaste: nice chocolate notes with coffee and ni bitterness! Really nice beer!


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