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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 22oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a deep chocolate brown with a medium bodied tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and some dark fruits such as plums and raisens. Flavor is pretty much the same.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
22 oz bottle, via zug4abby. Pours a very dark brown with a little mahogany in the edges under a creamy two finger light brown head. Nice lacing with no sediment in bottle. Chocolate malt dominates the aroma with touches of caramel, light hoppiness, roast, and light coffee. Flavor is chocolate malt, moderate bitterness, and a dry chalky finish. A little coffee in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Kind of chalky in texture on the finish. Overall, an average Porter. Drinkable, but nothing outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
22oz bottle. Dark red-brown pour. A little tan head. Good lacing. Some roasted malt in the subtle nose, predominantly coffee. Mocha and more chocolate tone on the downtake. As I bring the glass again and again to my lips/face/nose, I get an astringent smell that I cannot place, but not too bad. The more it warms, the more coffee and toffee/caramel/sweet candy tones come out. I get a little bit of the advertised hops on the slightly bitter aftertaste. But the hops tones on all levels are second fiddle to the roasted malts and occasional sweet malt aftermath. A fine porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle poured black with a big thick creamy brown head and lacing. Sweet roasty chocolate malt aroma and flavor with a medium body. Light alcohol flavor at finish. Not bad at all for a $2.99 bomber!

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Deep dark brown color with a nice tan head that settles quickly. Very light malt aroma. Flavor is coffee and choclate. Not much hop aroma, but the just the right amount of bitterness for a porter. Thin to medium body. A good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Very dark ruby. Large, big-bubbled head. The aroma is lightly malty aroma. Thin body, touch of nuttiness, light cocoa. Not really the most exciting porter in the world.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2006
22oz. Bottle. Had a sweet fruit and choclate aroma. Black body with decent tan head and some lacing. Flavor of rich chocolate milk and some roasty flavor along with some alcohol on finish. Little dry on palate but a smooth enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5432) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2006
More of a deep red color than you would expect. Slightly sweet with a hint of chocolate with a slightly bitter finish. Not a great porter but a good one. thanks kp

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Pretty standard porter. A brownish black appearance with a strong coffee aroma. The body is rather thin with the usual crew of flavas....chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Some licorice in the finish. Not bad

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2006
22oz bomber via trade with Foolish_Mortal - Thanks Brandon! - Pours very dark brown with a foamy tan head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass. Aromas of light roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Flavor is much bolder than the aroma. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. A touch of nutty flavor there too. Mouthfeel is creamy with good medium body and a lingering smoky chocolate aftertaste. Seems more in the mold of an English Style porter to me. Very drinkable and a pretty tasty brew.


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