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Marin Airporter Chocolate Porter (2011+)

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Airporter Chocolate Porter is a strong porter brewed with cacao nibs. A full-bodied and luxurious brew, Airporter melds an array of roasted and caramelized malts with cacao nibs sourced from Ghana and Ecuador by our friends, TCHO Chocolate of San Francisco. This bittersweet elixir is accented ever so slightly with bourbon vanilla. We believe it to be the ultimate dessert beer.

Note: Versions brewed for the 22nd Anniversary (2011) and after contain cocoa nibs as part of the recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 9, 2016
On tap @ Beer Revolution. Black beer with a thin layer of tan foam. Hot fudge and coffee grounds to start things out. Some booze, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. Quite sweet in taste, much more than I expected. A decent touch of roast and coffee, but quickly overshadowed by intense chocolate sweet things like fudge and brownies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
On tap at Hog’s Apothecary. Pours deep brown with a cocoa head. Aroma has chocolate sauce and a bit of peppery alcohol. Flavor isn’t really that robust for a 9% beer. Cocoa powder, lots of coffee character, quick finish with old coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of rich chocolate and not much else. Flavor is of chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee, and creamer. Vanilla and roast on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Tap at The Salted Pig. Pours inky black with thinner coffee foam. Nose is tootsie roll, malted milk balls. Taste is quite sweet, dessert like with hot chocolate, tootsie roll, milk chocolate. Sweet, a bit sticky, no hop balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigaddie (75) - - DEC 7, 2012
Rich dark pour from tap at church key. A decent head that disappears in five mins and not much of lacing and it. Has a classic porter odor with a mild cocoa presence but nothing to go to town with. The taste however has far more complexity. Nice medley of malt and bitterness with good dark chocolate or cocoa taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep, opaque cocoa brown with a finger of brown head that settles into a lasting ring and film. Rich, chocolaty nose, with faint notes of vanilla to go with earth, roasted malts, coffee, and cream. The flavor is a richer, sweeter version of the same. The body thins out a little quickly, though. Moderate carbonation, sweet, and roasty, and pretty smooth, but just left my palate quicker than I wanted it to. Other than that, a tasty, good-looking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Chocolate and malt aroma. Chocolate and malt flavor with light toffee. Medium bodied. Chocolate and light malt linger with light toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer is brownish-black with a medium tan head and a partial top ring of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, malt and vanilla. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, vanilla and subtle oaky bourbon. The finish is slightly boozy with a cocoa aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
a nice porter with plenty of chocolate flavor nice mouthfeel not cloying at all. nice and dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 17, 2012
Tap: at MBC pours black with no head. Aroma is boozy with smokey bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, roast grain, charred toast, and vanilla with a touch of bourbon coming through as it warms. Palate is silky with some initial sweetness, light grain bitterness and not much alcohol coming into the flavor. Nice sipping beer with a complex starting flavor and aroma that sort of dies out toward the end. I’ll drink more.

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