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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2006 Aroma is a hint of coffee and a touch of cherry. Dark brown with ruby highlights and a light brown fading head. Flavor has some dark chocolate, coffee a hint of licorice finishing with a light coffee bitterness and somewhat dry. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Transparent dark brown with a thin, silky, mocha-colored head. Aroma is of chocolate, a touch of roast malt, coffee and cream. Nice coffee character in the flavor with restrained sweetness, but still plenty of richness, and some light bitterness. Medium body without too much in the way of cloying sugars. This is a tasty, enjoyable porter. Thanks DarkElf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
dark brown with a ruby hue and a creamy tan head that hangs around for a while. baking coco smell. med-full body. a well balanced porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1125) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2005
22 oz bottle which i believe was courtesy of darkelf. pours with a minimal head but a sweet malty aroma. mostly malt in the flavor profile but it’s not cloyingly sweet, which is how i prefer my porters to be. very light finish however, which unfortunately leaves a thin and watery impression contrary to how a porter ought to be. thanks stephen!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2005
This was different. Poured dark like a porter. There was caramel and coffee and other stuff. It was dark, with an off white small head. Not full body, not watery... I would like another to really get a handle on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2005
looks like a porter. dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. smells like a porter. rich chocolate, hints of coffee and some hops. tastes like .... well ... a porter with some different citrus qualities. rich chocolate and some coffee notes but the citrus flavors lend a strange quality to this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
muddy dark brown, thin off white head. aroma of coffee, sponge toffee, raisin and cocoa. flavour starts sweet and sour with tart dried fruit, goes mildly roasty and chocolatey.

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