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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 IPAís. 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.

Editorís Note: Old versions were 5.9% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle from Dirty_Martini. Black body with a medium-sized, frothy tan head. Rich malty nose with lots of toffee, cola, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and very roasty with gobs of dark chocolate, some coffee and caramel. Medium body is slightly thin with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a thin, light brown head that fades quickly. Smells of dark malts, not really toasty malts, just dark. A little chocolatey. Tastes earthy, slightly chocolatey, malty. Not too thin, nice and full bodied for a porter. Nice vibrant carbonation. Not the greatest porter Iíve ever had, but this is a quality one for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Dark brown and burgandy colour. medium tan head. smoky with an alcohol aftertaste. the hint of hops is nice and very typical of San Diego brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2008
tap at the brewery - Pours very dark brown and has a coffee rich aroma of dark roast malt. The flavors of roast malt and coffee accents are well balanced by some quality hops. Itís medium bodied and overall a very enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StonePhil (2) - San Diego, USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
This black bodied stout pours with a tan head and gives off a chocolaty aroma with perhaps hints of caramel and coffee. The flavor glides over your tongue with a slightly oil texture and leaves a subtle bitter finish. While itís not nearly my favorite stout it is an enjoyable beer with respectable chocolate malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Nearly opaque black body with a small tan head. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, maple, and roasted nut in the aroma. The flavor presents some nice nutty chocolate notes with a slightly bittersweet finish. Respectable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IEBAILI (126) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Black beer with afew amber hints against the light; loose tan head that leaves a litttle lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee, some chocolate. Taste has the same elements and a hoppiness that doesnít quite blend in - not bad but just not quite completely satisfying. Smooth but a little lacking in the rich texture that I expect in this style. Perhaps this would do well with a little time in the bottle. The hops just stick out a litle bit and make the whole thing slightly disharmonious,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Chocolate aroma with dark roasted malt accompaniment. Dark brown, near opaque, color with a beige/tan head that quickly did some ring lacing. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is really roasted malt, near toasted/burnt. Coffee notes heading towards espresso. The finish is dry with some hop bitter to go along with all that malt. Exceptionally tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Very dark brown, not black, with a thin tan head. Aroma is a light smokiness, bacon grease, ciggarettes and charred wood. Taste is a bit smoky with chocolate, light caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a dissipating tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/cocoa powder, also surprisingly thin/watery, oatmeal? After warming watery disappears and caramel/molasses comes out. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/cocoa powder, caramel/molasses, secondary earthy hops. Occasional.

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