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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle from WeeHeavySD. Big coffee and smoky roast aroma. A bit of a spongy bite in the flavor is the only real flaw in this beer, and makes it slightly tough to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Blackish pour, small tan head, some lacing, solid retention. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roast, caramel, etc... focuses mostly on coffee thatís not overly roasted. Medium bodied, fairly smooth, light sweetness. Solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zywiecporter (10) - Flintstone, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Ah, Ballast Point. Forever in the shadow of San Diegoís king micro brewer Stone... I THINK NOT. This is a phenomenal brewery, and the Black Marlin Porter does not disappoint. Drank this under the stars at the Hotel Del Coronado on a balcony overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and loved every last drop. Also on hand were a Stone Smoked Porter and Stone Russian Imperial, both lovely as well. But Black Marlin held its ground with these kingpins all night long. And when all was said and done, this baby was the biggest catch of the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Courtesy The_Epeeist. Black/brown, brown edges. Small grayish tan head. Chocolate, fresh grains, light vanilla, roast, light coffee, and subtle ash. Medium body is just smoother than balanced. Solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Another $2.99 bomber from Bottle Barn! Nose of chocolate with some coffee and sweetness; clear dark brown with a medium beige head; flavor is chocolate and brown sugar with a tiny bit of background hop bitterness. Pretty decent porter but slightly thin body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7823) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
Big bomber bottle I brought back from San Francisco a while back. Murky nut brown, golden at the edges, thick creamy almond head. Rich chocolate aroma. Generous chocolate malt, medium sweetness with low-key hops for balance, creamy mouthfeel (without the nitro). A fantastically delicious porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/01/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery

dark ruby, big brown head, big roasted aroma with a touch of chocolate, lots of coffee roasted flavor, some tasty roasted bitterness in the finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5044) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Dark brown color with a bright umber edge when held to the light. Hugh lasting light tan head. Specialty malt aromas with a light licorice and dark chocolate; along with hints of dark berries. Quite a bit going on in the aroma. Quite a bit thinner in taste than the aroma suggests. A light caramel start which leads to a lightly acidic black malt bitterness in the middle that carries through to the finish. Some mild herbal hops also in the middle. Dry charcoal in the linger. Actually quite a true porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Not the freshest of bottles, Iím afraid. A few hints of what probably started out as a decent porter...rich milk chocolate, burnt caramel maltiness, touches of coffee...but as Cornfield and I discovered...finishing on a lactic sourness (not overwhelming) but enough to "sour" the overall experience and score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of grassy/dusty hops. Nice sweet and bitter balance, with just a bit of American hops. Medium body. Dusty texture. Very nice.

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