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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2535) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7112) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (862) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 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!
On tap @ Ballast Point Little Italy, San Diego - CA. Color: dark black beer with small carbonation and brown head. Smell: roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Toffee notes. Well balanced. Taste: really good balance with chocolate and roasted malt. Easy drinkable. Aftertaste: Caramel, roasted malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (424) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bomber pours coffee-black with a thin tan head. Not much on the nose, but lots on the palate: Coffee, black licorice, bitter chocolate. The high hop profile in this porter really gives it a nice roasted malt/bitter finish. Overall, an excellent American-style porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (366) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
Aromas of dark fruits, dark chocolate, toffee and roasted coffee. The taste is as the smell suggests, with a moderate bitter and charred finish. Medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9439) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit einer fingerbreiten bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, röstmalzig, Vanille und etwas Kaffee. Geschmack kräftig röstmalzg, süß, schokoladig, im Mittelteil dann cremig, Vanille, im Abgang süß röstmalzig, Kaffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6150) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
On tap scura note maltate torrefatte nota liquirizia discreta secchezza discreto nota maltata amaro medio buone tostature lieve fruttato leggero erbaceo terroso finale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2288) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Pours very dark brown. Thin tan head. Aroma is slight roast. Very hoppy. More of an India brown than a porter. But good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (425) - - NOV 14, 2014
Opaque, tight lacing. Full body, smooth texture and length, low alcohol heat and carbonation, weak finish Bitter but balanced, Strong coffee flavor, nothing much else. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1049) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Draft pour at special brews. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is almost sour, with a bit of chocolate. Love the roasted malt flavor. A bit sweet up front, but finishes on the smokey side. Really good porter here. Enjoyed this a lot.

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