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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
JPDIPSO (4956) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2007
The body is nearly black and the modest tan head lasts none too long. The aroma is lightly roasted malt, dark milk chocolate, and a splash of coffee. The flavor begins on a moderately sweet roasted malt note, but midway through itís joined by a distracting lactic sourness. Nice beginning; poor finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bomber poured a translucent brownish black with a minimal brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and a hint of licorice with a smooth lingering moderatly bitter finish. A very tasty Porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Tried at the brewery. Pours thick with creamy head that dies to a small-bubble ring around the glass. Dark black color. Flavor was too roasty and too fresh...a little hard to drink. The aroma had this roasted grain flavor, which is OK, but too overpowering in the taste. Needs a lot of aging, but at 5.5%, Iím a little uncomfortable. My least favorite of the beers Iíve tried (Favorite is Dorado...Mmmm).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2007
On tap. Pours black with a sizable creamy light brown head. Roasty aroma with sweet notes. Flavor is full of choclate roast, cofee and nuts. the body is fairly light and this goes down really smooth, a tasty, sessionable porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark and seems alittle watery. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste of muck the same. All in all not what I expected from the makers of my second favorite beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Looks pitch black with a small, creamy, light brown head, but itís clear mahogany when held up to bright light. Good retention. The aroma is chock full of rich, wonderful notes of caramel, cola, maple syrup, milk chocolate, toasted pistachios, roasted cashews and freshly ground coffee. Forthright chocolaty flavor with bold, dark roasted malts, good bitterness and a touch of residual sweetness. Full-bodied and fatty with medium carbonation. Hearty, bitter-sweet finish. This beer caught me by complete surprise and just blew me away! So very underrated. I love it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
22oz, pours dark with very small head. nose is stale coffee, chocolate. flavor sweet choc. coffee, figs, very watery. carb. low.

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