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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Tap @ Flying Pie: dark dark brown with red tints and a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt followed by a well balanced flavor of charcoal and choco-coffee malts. Great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (910) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Faint aroma’s of vanilla, caramel, cocoa and carbonation. Appears black with a two finger foam that does not leave. Taste is dark cocoa, black malts, chocolate, dry coffee bean resin and dry black malts. Overall, very dry porter with some nice hop presence. Bitter carbonation and piney hops. Nice porter. B+ rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours burnt toast black with an active, tall, tan head. Smells like cookie, toast, chocolate dusted with spices. Mild flavor, coffee, a slight astringency on the finish. Plum, compost, hazelnut.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1117) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Not bad but I was expecting more. Faint roasted malt aroma., with a slight hoppiness. Standard dark brown or chocolate color. Palate was a little light and watery for my liking. Roasted and chocolate notes with a good hops balance. Just a little mild for my preference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1588) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a dark black color with a small java colored head. Nose is light sweet malt with more subtle cocoa. Taste is sweet coffee and chocolate malt, and light on the palate. Finishes sweetly with cocoa notes. A very light easily drinkable porter, plain and simple. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1520) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head and aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted and burnt, of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruits with a sweet, roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours an opaque black from the nitro tap with creamy tan head that lasts to leave good lace. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts and a hint of fruity yeast esters. Taste follows, leans more towards the chocolate with some nice coffee notes. Creamy and thick but goes down very easy, a hint of hop bitterness. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, soft toffee, chocolate, dry roast, bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3879) - - JUN 14, 2014
22oz bottle. black with a stable creamy brown head. nose of burnt toast and some caramel sweetness. roast forward that leaves and burnt, ashy, char aftertaste. some floral hops follow. smooth, drinkable palate. i really think ballast point has their carbonation levels dialed in to match styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2391) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Big chocolaty notes, caramel, soft roasted malt notes. Rich malty porter.

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