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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Inky black, utter opacity, underneath a big slab of rocky cocoa brown foam. Lookin’ good. Soft and sweet and the nose, chocolate, with bitter espresso hints, as well. Nutty, creamy, nice. Same deliciousness transported onto the tongue. Starts lightly hoppy and bitter, rolls out smooth, with lush chocolate malt. Smooth. Tasty. Addictive. Feels just lovely in the mouth. Medium to full-bodied, with a long, sweet finish. Hops never leave, though, and just enough edge to every sip and gulp. This is seriously good stuff. Great drinking, great taste, ...they’d have a hard time hanging on to it if I were in town! Much thanks to Buckeyenation!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6470) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2007
22. Thanks, Foolish_Mortal! Deep opaque black with a thick, moussy pile of head and thin sheets of lace here and there on the way down. Enormous chocolatey nose. Dessert-like. Big, almost fizzy carb by porter standards, medium body, rich, forward flavors of chocolate and light roast. Creamy and delicious. Wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1690) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to Kramer17801 for sending me this. Pours a dark black body with ncie head. Aroma is pleasant - chocolate, roastiness. Flavor is bitter, light chocolate, roast, and decent carbonation. This one was pretty good. I drank it down way too fast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel, chocolate), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange), with light notes of toffee and minerals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. A somewhat simple but solid and balanced rendition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours a very dark brown color with a khaki head. Nice mild cocoa and coffee aromas, some roast. A bit thin on the palate. Taste is smooth, with some roast in the middle and a slight bitter cocoa finish. Good porter, kind of low-key - could be thicker and roastier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - 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.

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