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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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

strongpieman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bomber. Dark brown with tan head. Medium body, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, mild carbonation, light finish but with flavor. A good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
black with a tan head that leaves lacing. aroma is cocoa, coffee, and roast. Flavor is the cocoa, coffee, roast, nuts, and bitter at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (601) - - MAY 7, 2016
Deep black with quickly fading brown head. Roast cocoa nibs dipped in caramel on the nose. Full bodied with deep roast notes like 85% cocoa chocolate spread on toast. Lasting grass filled bitter finish. Outstanding! Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a nice brownish black color. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and a hint of bitter smoke. Flavor has a burnt chocolate/coffee taste to it, nice touch of creaminess coming in at the end. Damn fine porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2159) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours black with a nice soft tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee beans, ash, metal. Taste is coffee, light bitter chocolate, coffee grounds. Just fine, but does not stand out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a near black from a bottle. Burnt molasses odor with coffee beans, flavor somewhat similar with an oddly thick oily mouthfeel. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Black/brown pour - thin tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, hint of charred nuts, coffee, chocolate, and a slight grassy hop note. Flavor is a lot more of the heavily roasted malt, dose of dark roast coffee, caramel, and then has a nice hop bitterness to offset things. Palate appropriate for the style. Nice beer overall!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Draft. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste are coffee, chocolate and a little dark fruit. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1382) - Montana, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Dark thick brown pour with good sized brown head. Nose of toasted malt and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Nice complex finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Motor oil brown, opaque, huge tan head with a scent of cocoa, burnt toast and day old milk. A tasty blend of roasted malts, mineral salt, cocoa, has a bitter hop follow mixed with the mineral tanginess of licking a penny. I know that doesn’t sound appetizing but it works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1974) - Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Beautiful ruby mahogany with a beige head. Semi-sweet with a perfect moderate bitterness. Mild dryness. Cocoa. A great roastiness. Some smokey, peaty goodness. Earth. Molasses. Bit of pine. Hint of fruitiness. Medium body. Excellent.

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