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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
Probably my favorite porter. It has a nice, full tongued hop profile - a chocolate and coffee flavor, and ends on a dry note. Pours coca-cola brown with tan head that recedes quickly. From a 22 oz bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
Draught Brown-black beer, no head to speak of. Coca-Cola pearling. Slightly smoked, black malts, roasted, slight cigar. Very light on the roasted side, a bit of chocolate, and more cigar flavour. Good balance for this 6% (so indicated at the brewery blackboard), not watery and quite smooth. Good, if not stellar porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2008
From what I remember, this was a really nice porter with a good deal of fruity notes to accompany the dark, roasty aromas and flavours. The nose is ripe berries (probably due to esterification in the bottle), cocoa, cappucino and NW hops. The flavour boasts a stronger coffee presence with the same berry suggestions found in the nose, some buttery, lactic tones, pleasant roasted malts, chocolate and some piney hops. The mouthfeel was a bit thin with soft, creamy carbonation (not actually carbonation) and the finsh was long and dry. This would be a fine session brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2008
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with mahogany highlight or two. Creamy beige head with some lace left behind. I smell oats in the nose. It reminds me of a Starbucks Frappaccino, or some other sweet coffee drink. Pretty chocolaty with a sturdy bitter finish. Very full body. Average carbonation. Dry finish. I’d drink this anytime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
Pour from a bomber delivered a black shade with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and dark toasty malt. Good mouthfeel and then flavors of cocoa, smoke, vanilla and mild hops. Nice balance and overall a good solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours near black with a slight tan head, Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste the same with a slide into a slightly bitter finish. Med-light mouthfeel and combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Poured dark brown/black in color with a medium-sized, rocky, foamy tan head that diminished in size but lasted throughout. Opaque. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, piney hops, creme, and sugar. Medium body. Thin, chalky texture. Average carbonation. Dry, chocolate and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2008
22oz bomber courtesy of Weeheavy! Pours a murky brown color with a small tan head. Nose is deeply roasted, sour lactic (hersheys chocolate) and some fruits. Initial taste of roasted malts and hints of chocolate. Mid palate displays some smoke. Finishing with good balancing hops and dark malts. Palate duration is about average. Some head retention. Light to medium body. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Dark brown tan head. Chocolate and roast in the aroma along with some earthy hops. Nice roast with a mild caramel malt sweetness that combines very well with the roast. Lightly hopped; they give off a light earthy bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2008
On tap @ Stone. Pours black with solid tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, and some chocolate. Could sense the coffee, and chocolate in the taste as well. Little smoky. Was a very nice Porter.

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