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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, - AUG 27, 2012
650 ml bottle at the Hop garden. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is of sweet malt, raw dusty slightly caramel tones. Taste is bitter medium bodied. Aftertaste of coffee, sweetness, burnt malt and earthy core.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Big bottle from Whole Foods Tyson. Dark black body with medium, toasty head. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, malts, caramel. Taste is chocolate, malts, toffee, slight spices and milky flavours. Creamy, but not too creamy texture. Warming finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, licorice, caramel, and slight smokiness. Taste is very smooth and akin to the aroma. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Clear dark, with reddish highlights and a thick head that was fluffy tan with thick retention. Starts watery, complexity builds. Chocolate dominated nose. Taste is chocolate and grit. Ends with the grit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3106) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a small tan colored head with lace. Nose is light sweet malt with more subtle cocoa. Taste is sweet coffee and chocolate malt, and light on the palate. Finishes sweetly with cocoa notes. A very light easily drinkable porter. Thanks for sharing JB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Little Italy, San Diego, CA

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, chocolate and cocoa powder. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and salty with hints of licorice, cocoa and coffee. Finish is smooth, crisp and slightly salty with hints of licorice. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7595) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Brewing Co (Little Italy), San Diego, CA. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich strong roastiness, some redcurrant and floral notes. Flavour of roastiness, coffee, a bit of sourness, grassy bitterness, licorice and burnt biscuit. Medium bodied. A bit too burnt for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1107) - USA - AUG 7, 2015
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is mild cocoa with some roasted coffee notes. Flavor is a little sweet with some bitter coffee notes in the finish. Very smooth finish and a nice full body. Excellent porter. Wife: 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (774) - Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Natural roasted malt smell. Great dark appearance with copious head. Very smooth, a little thin. Smokey roasted malt taste, slightly off aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1513) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Hazy red black brew with a firm head of tan tiny bubbles. Nose is dark roasted malt carmelization and a good amount of hops. Taste is roasted malt up front that broadens into a nice caramel molasses flavor with a nice balance hop bite on the finish. a very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2439) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 16, 2015
On tap at Ballast Point in Little Italy, San Diego, CA. Opaque, dark mahogany with a khaki head and fair lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and sweet dark fruit. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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