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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3/17/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. Hoppy flavors with bitter chocolate notes. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium brown head that lingers. Aroma is mild hops, malt and some chocolate but very muted. Taste is smooth with lots of hops for a porter. Mouthfeel is smooth and there’s some carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (880) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
Hm, this is good. Nice, full, complex aroma of chocolates, smoke, caramels, char (not the fish), a certain evergreen resin and barbecue sauce. Pours dark brown, thick, black as a shoe, with a nice beige head in the glass. Flavours are sweet and salty, very much like some good Baltic Porters, with bitter chocolate, flan, milk chocolate, liquorice, salt, soy sauce, a touch of hazelnuts, nice and bitter in the finish, but perfectly smooth, round, never too charred or too herbal. Creamy, buttery texture, with little carbonation…yummy… this beer has saved my evening of porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2014
An easy-drinking porter with some American as well as British characteristics. Very smooth, medium bodied. Creamy head. A bit hoppy and fairly sweet. Milk chocolate, mocha, hazelnut. Pretty light on the roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bomber poured dark browm with tan head, mild carbonation, heavy lacing and heavy mouthfeel. Nose is coffee roast and cocoa. Taste is same. Bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2335) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2013
6% 1190 yen bottle at Antenna America, shared with Rei. A dark brown pour with a beige head. The nose is sweet chocolate malts. Medium bodied, smooth roast chocolate & coffee notes. Solid. Chocolate, coffee malty goodness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
A decent porter, practically a stout, lots of dark roast almost burnt coffee. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (794) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Dark chocolate. Crea,y. Cocoa powder. Full mouthful with enjoyable, manageable body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
popkow (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draught with thin head on dark brown body. Aroma of roasted coffee and hint of licorice. Taste a little bitter and has a slick consistency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown color. Not much head. Aroma is a chocolately, mocha smell with slight under tones of roasted grain. Taste is also chocolate and mocha and toasted but not burnt.

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