RateBeer
overall
95
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma of smoked, slightly roasted malt and chocolate. Good flavor of smokey, roasty malt with chocolate and dryness. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. This is a very well made porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
22 oz bottle. Porus a dark brown with a lighter brown head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, and malts. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, and notes of coffee. It is wonderful!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with full foamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste roasted coffee and dark chocolate with coffee bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville. Dark brown pour with a medium creamy head. Roasted malty mocha-ey aroma. Slightly bitter roasted malt aroma with notes of coffee, cream and chocolate. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2008
22oz. bottle. Sweet and roasty malt aroma, full of chocolate and toffee with notes of marshmallow, cola and some faint hop perfume. Mostly opaque black-brown color with a light tan head that subsides considerably. Dark chocolate malt flavor, again roasty and sweet, gently smoky and nutty with hints of sugary, creamy coffee, spicy, citric hop, and a very mild degree of bitterness. Smooth and thin on the palate with a low amount of effervescence, body is light-medium. Pretty well dominated by chocolate sweetness, fairly light and pleasant otherwise.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Pours a dark brown black body with little tan head. Aroma/flavor is sweet malty, grainy, some lightly bitter coffee. Very drinkable but the body feels a bit oily and thin. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2008
This is a dam good porter. Nothing sweet really which is a good thing. nice tan head that laces just a bit. Color is deep. almost black. Aroma is a touch sweet, but grainy and toasted as well. Flavor is really good. Texture is nice and creamy too. It has a really smooth, and almost hard to taste ashy, toasted taste that really lingers on the palate. And I like that.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a creamy black with a long-lasting tan head and moderate lacing rings. Nose of roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, ripe fruit, and a hint of hops. Mouthfeel medium and very smooth. Flavor is of roasted malts, but three is dry and slightly bitter finish. Very easy to drink and overall an excellent porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
~Pours black with creamy off white head. ~Has a light syrupy coke scent. ~Light taste, some coffee and sweet bitterness. ~Medium feel, bitter finish. ~This is a little light and flavorless. Easy to drink and enjoyable though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2008
In short: Black malts and grassy hops, low on the fruity side. Basic light session porter. Ok.
How: Bottle, sample at Mondial de la Bière 2008
The look: Black body with a small beige head
In long: Nose has light chocolate and light fruity notes (grapes mainly). Taste has some fudge, a little black chocolate and develops a light fruit cake flavour as it warms up. Short grassy bitterness. Roastiness level is rather low, body is a bit thinner than it should be. A grainy/floury sensation makes it somewhat dry. Well brewed but very standard. Nothing out of the unusual.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 51 52 53  54  55 56 57 » 75


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50