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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Some chocolate, nuttiness in the aroma was unexpected. Had a brown ale smell really. Deep black with bubbly mocha head that never really gets organized. Flavor is better than expected from the smell. I expected this to be thin, but it is thick and roasty with a nice burnt finish and ample coffee and chocolate notes. If anything it is thicker than it needs to be for the style. There is still some nuttiness present though, but the flavor is well integrated and complimentary. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Bomber thanks to Foolish_Mortal. Looks like a glass of real Root Beer.Dark brown with a ring around the glass of fine bubbles. Nose is sweet roasted malts with some flourless chocolate tart tossed in. It is a little thin but still a good session beer. Has a light,sweet roasty flavor.Not overly smokey which is nice.I had this with supper and it did not overpower my meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
65 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Black colour with a very nice white creamy head. Nice aroma of light flower. Great roasted flavour with notes of coffee, ends up a little hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Black with a dark brown undertone and some light getting through at the bottom. Thin compact dark tan cap. Droopy sheets of lace stick. Aroma is fair, clean, and moderately bold of lightly burnt chocolate cake. Whisps of vanilla and cookie dough sweetness and a mild undertow of roasted chocolate or brownies. I sense a theme here. Yep. Very well rounded chocolate tones of cookie dough, milk chocolate, and silky brownie toppings. Nice little essense of roastyness noting to a black malt sweetness with vanilla hints. Tender coffeeness revolves through the back end as it lingers very nicely with silky leftover chocolate tones and some of the vanilla sweetness hanging on. Nice medium body feel. Very clean, quick, and has an easy carbonation thats got some light roasty texture behind its main silky play. Its boldness could be notched up to meet up with the flavor level by a bit. Then we’d have one fine dandy porter. Even so, this is remarkably easy to drink, straight up tasty, and a pretty solid porter all around. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2121) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 27, 2005
ruby brown pour with a grey head. aroma is roast and pepper. taste is carrots, and roast with some coffee. a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactic, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, green peppers, and a hint of chocolate. Has quite a bitter bite in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Nice caramel head on a clear brown and red body. Milky roast aroma. Flavor suggests salmon on my griddle pan and jalepeno peppers (not the spice just the flavor of it); there is a sour hint in there too. Mild carbonation. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Bottle. Roasty nose with some charred oak. Very raw taste. Roasty, astringent, sharp. Moderate roast for a porter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
22oz from Darkelf. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy, creamy tan head. Nose is quite smokey right out the bottle, light hints of chocolate. Taste is silky and smooth, notes of chocolate and a hint of maltiness. Light hopps round out the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Pours a dark brown/black with lots of tan head. Nose is quite dry and smoky initially. Defintely lots of roasted malts in this one. Maybe a touch of wood as well. Taste is mocha and cream. Dry, but not bitter, although there are some hops detectable in this one. Medium bodied, with a nice slikiness.

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