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RATINGS: 727   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (758) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Pours a deep dark black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and toffee notes. Flavor is right on with a a coffee and dry malt finish. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Thanks eagle. Poured a dark brown medium head okay lacing. Aroma was coffee and chocolate some dark fruits in there. Flavor was along the same lines caramel malts in there. good porter. melding of these things together along with a caramel-ness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks, Jason! Pours a dark cola-brown color; huge, textured khaki head with solid retention and lacing. Pleasant amounts of roasted malts, cocoa, and creamy vanilla-tinged malts in the aroma; nothing harsh or burnt here. Medium mouthfeel: roasted / lightly charred malts, bitter chocolate and citrus, with a creamy, biscuity core; very pleasant texture, reasonably hopped, with a solid, layered maltiness. Very drinkable and well-composed. Medium finish: lots of breadiness, bitter chocolate and some lingering mineral hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle Thanks to beastiefan2k: Deep brown with a khaki film for head. Nose has dark fudge, and light milky notes. Medium body with a nice dark malt character. Chocolate, dark cocoa and later mocha notes with a roasted balancing finish. A solid Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
Thanks to beastiefan2k for this one. Dark brown black beer with a thin head. Aroma is quite sweet and plummy. Dark malts, chewy and lightly fruity. Quite coffeeish and roasty, with strong herbal notes and some light molasses sweetness. Earthy and herbal on the back, but with a good balance of sweet and roast. Even a bit of tartness on the back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
tap at Stone Bistro..... poured a deeper brown, almost black when compared to Stone’s Smoked Porter. medium off-white head topped it off.... aroma of burnt roasted coffee, baker’s chocolate, and a little smoke which was more prominent than stone’s.... flavors ot toasty roasted malt, chocolate, a little ashy. more of a sweetness comes through in this one....a very good porter.

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