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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Like the old porters of Ireland, our porter is super-rich and velvety. It is deep brown in color, with richly roasted and chocolate-y flavors. Like all Marin Brewing Company Ales, this contains no preservatives and is not heat-pasteurized.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 28, 2005
This porter pours a dark brown color from a 22 ox bottle. Large sized tan foamy head, with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, with a touch of toasty roasty malts. A medium to light bodied porter. Malts are chocolate and roasty, with a touch of burnt malt and coffee grounds. Fairly strong hop presence, piney and spicy. Lots of coffee and roasty flavors floating around in this one. Nice balance. Decent porter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Bomber bottle from SDAlkoholic and served in a Expedition snifter:

Deep brown and nearly opaque with a nice sized but fading frothy tan head and some lace. The aroma has notes of heavy malting (burnt, chocolate, and caramel), vienna roast coffee, beer nuts (yes beer nuts), some spicy and piney hops and finally a bit of alcohol vapors. The taste starts with a nice mocha and acidic fruit kick before being enveloped by heavy coffee and smoke characteristics. The feel is velvet and smooth with an interesting woody dry finish. I found this a solid brew and worth drinking again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
22 oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). This one poured all head (6 finger head with 1 finger liquid). Poured a very dark brown with a humongous brownish head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roast and some yeast. When tasted, stronger coffee and roasted malts hit me followed by chocolate with some dark fruits lurking in the background. Nice medium bitter finish. I just wish this one wouldn’t keep pouring all head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2005
First off…I got a bubbler. Very heady with carbonatin throughout the flavor. Nice roasted toffee aroma. Reddish brown pour with toasted caramel head. Burnt malt flavor combines with sugary sweetness and some pacNW hops make it in an interesting swallow. Very nice, next time less froth please. Thank to DarkElf for the sample!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Thin khaki colored ahead across a dark brown porter. Once held agaisnt a light i can notice on the trims a bit of sediment in a whirlwind. Mocha and chocolate greets the nose and the flavor carries the same weight as well. Has a fairly dark roasted structure of malt to it added with a bitter hoppiness and milk aftertaste that’s dry. Another worthy and drinkable beer from Marin Brewing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Deep dark body under a light tan head. Cocoa and coffee aroma come easily from this one. The flavor follows the aroma nicely and leads to a long, satisfying finish. I don’t know why more haven’t tried this, it’s definitely worth seeking out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Very lactic style reminiscent of a milk stout. Some malt astringency and acidity. Bakers Chocolate and burt toffee flavors. good mothfeel with avery lactic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Happy Friggin’ Mardis Gras! Ultra dark walnut on the pour. Opaque. Nice creamy brown head that’s easy to stir up with a swirl of the glass. The aroma had toasted grain, wood, molasses and a bit of hop (pine). Tasted some dark malt, raw coco with a lite sweetness, and some sort of root/bark like flavor (swear!). The body was closer to chalk when cooler and closer to creamy when warmer…go figure…Overall it was OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2005
bottle-shared with Whaleman-pours very dark brown with a nice tan head-looks like some stouts. nice smooth tan head. dark coffee with some lactic chocolate qualities in the aroma. good body for a porter. slightly fizzy mouthfeal on the finish. coffee and roasted flavors meld nice with a slight dose of hops. a decent porter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Opaque deep dark brown body with a long-lasting mocha cream colored head. Rich and chocolatey with some dried plums and a touch of roast. Coffee-like roasty characters come more to the front as it warms. Melds with some substantial hop levels. Creamy palate. A very stout-like porter. Solid, but I could never get too excited about this beer.


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