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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Tasted at Ballast Point. Dark brown with creamy tan head. Raint roasty aroma. Good roasty taste with a bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Sandy Skin. Nice Dark Malts and Subtle but Assertive Roast Notes on the Nose. Medium Mouthfeel...Almost a Creamy Quality to it...Chocolate, Dark Roasts..Nice Balance of Malts and Balanced Overall With a Nice Hop Profile in the Aftertaste...Overall Bitter and Dry..but Still Balanced by a Sweet Malt Foundation. Nice Simple, Well Made Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours black with dark brown hues. Nice creamy brown two finger head with excellent lacing. Nice nose: roasted malt, coffee but a tad boozy. Decent carbonation. Creamy. Nice flavor profile: dry malt, a hint of hops, some dry chocolate and coffee notes. Finishes dry. Decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottled. Beer is very dark brown with a small, frothy, tan head that rapidy and mostly diminishes.<P> The aroma is malty with moderate notes of roasted grain, toasted nut, coffee, light note of molasses; Hoppy with light-to-moderate notes of resin/pine, grapefruit, light grassy alfalfa note; Yeasty with a moderate note of basement, light note of dough; Trace note of soil.<P> The flavor is light-to-moderatey sweet, lightly acidic with a long, lightly sweet, trace bitter finish.<P> The body is medium, the texture is watery-velvety and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22 Oz- Yeah. Liked this a lot. Super coffee and roasted flavor. Jet black, in appearance. Smooth, and substantial. Yum. Wife also loved this, and is a big porter fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a brief tan head. Cocoa and coffee with a light smokiness. Mild bitterness with an underlying sweetness. Thin molasses and licorice. Hoppy drying in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7352) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle at Papsoe pre-KO tasting. Dark red/brown colour. Plenty of roasty malt notes here but I also picked up some woody, slightly oxidised notes, drifting towards a touch of liquorice, maybe even soy sauce, that I found rather distracting. Not fatally so, but I just expected something a bit more vibrant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Rastacouere. Clear, reddish brown with a beige head. Fat aroma of sweetish, roasted malt. Medium body with sweetish, roasted malt, fruity and berry-like with a mellow, sweet finish and a vague, ashy edge. 090507

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle. Small brown creamy head that mostly diminished. Fair lacing in glass. Dark mahogany colour. Aroma was dry fruit, liquorish, rye bread. Over the palate hint of coffee and chocolate could be detected. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Moderated sweet malty flavour with hint of some toasted bitter notes. Nice malty sweet and lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Nearly black pour, some deep garnet at the perimeter. Fizzy tan bubbles form a slight resemblance of a head but fade to an oily ring shortly thereafter. Rich notes of peaty malts, smokiness, caramel candies, Milk Duds, Raisinettes...as a matter of fact, the more I smell this beer the more I feel like I’m at the movies. Toasted grain character is recoiling; so shy that only with drastic increases in temperature are the notes visible. Flavor is mostly chocolate and caramel. Very malty, achieving and sustaining a fantastic balance between bitterness and sweetness. Toffee and fruit notes provide the bulk of the afterthought. Acidity is present throughout, in low levels. Finish is a touch chalky, lingering with a resounding sweet caramel and slight marshmallw flavor. A rusty metallic component intrudes near the finale. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and medium bodied, very slightly sticky. Pretty good. Very easy to drink, though a touch syrupy nearing room temperature.

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