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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   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 IPAís. 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
(growler courtesy of Dak for the Black Friday tasting). Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma has milk, fruit, wood, light bourbon). Taste is sweet with a little sour twang and a touch of heat. Thin bodied and oily. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Draft. Exceedingly dark brown, small bright tan head. Jack Daniels completely overwhelms both the aroma and the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3465) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
On tap at Stone Bistro. Very dark brown color with minimal head. The aroma is nice and barrely with bourbon, oak, anise, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Very nice flavor, a bit barrel heavy but still great. Roast, dark chocolate, vinous notes, vanilla, and oak. Surprisingly light in body with low carbonation. Not a great barrel aged beer, but MMM -BALS I LOVE íEM!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2170) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Served a bit too cold and with a very small, tan head that soon subsided to barely a ring around the inside, tiny islands, and contrails. Color is a 99.9% clear, yet opaque, red brown. Aroma is malt, cocoa, coffee, wax, bourbon, hint of roast. Flavorís about the same with sweet, tang, bitter, in that order in the fore, then the other stuff. Body gets a lot better as it gets warmer. Still, itís very nice and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor, with a little alcohol warmth, and on the long side. Good brew! Not sure as a session tho.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Nearly black in color with a light brown head. Roasty aroma mixed with bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is just enough barrel, but the base porter still shines. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
On tap @ the brewery. Near black pour with very little tan head. Lots of coffee aroma with some vanilla, bourbon, and roasted malt. A bit thin with more roast and vanilla. It would appear 6% may be a bit light for bourbon barrel aging.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a thin white ring around the perimeter of the glass.

Aroma: Fresh cut oak, medium roast, vanilla.

Taste: Wood, dark roast, slight burnt roast, vanilla, and herbal hoops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, close to the thin side with low carbonation.

Overall: Iím not a brewer, just a drinker, with that said, I donít think this beer had the body for the barrel aged treatment, or at least thatís what I gather from the final product. Fun to try.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Excellent porter. The barrel doesnít overwhelm leaving notes of bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Smooth but not viscous. I really like the aged beers with smaller alcohol footprints.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours pitch black with a massive tan head and a strong chocolate and toffee aroma. There is a complex chocolate and treacle flavor that quickly turns pleasantly sour with a bit of cherry and a warming alcohol trail. Quite flavorful for a relatively low ABV brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Aroma is bourbon, chocolate. The appearance is deep balck, tan head. the flavor is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. The bourbon doesnít overpower here. Medium in body. The finish is bourbon warming, light hops. Not equal to its hype.


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