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RATINGS: 176   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2004
A deep black body with a cola-like brown head, the aroma on this one is phenomenal. Characters of smoke, bourbon, roasted chocolate malts, and a slight hint of cream, the strength is dead on and the overall experience of the aroma is like a perfect porter. Soft initial mouthfeel, before a sudden explosion of carbonation on the tongue. Within the bubbles is a mix of smoke and milk, leading to a dry and very bitter finish full of sweet hops. Easy and thin body, but missing a bold flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 Very thick with a huge head and chocolate aroma. Chocolatey, bitter and nutty. Love to try this nitro but I've never seen it on tap.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Had at the brewpub in Larkspur. Almost black but has some brown if held to a light. Aroma is sweet and rich with some nuttiness. Flavor is very rich and complex. Roasted nuts, coffee and chocolate all evident. Nice medium body with a slight bitter aftertaste. Overall a very good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Brown color -- flat and rich. Malty sweet, mildly fruity aroma. Mild, smooth, rich, balanced flavor. The flavor is lovely, as is the mouth feel. Sweetly rich with a smoky background. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2003
A solid muddy layer of thick head that deteriorates within the minute. Nice Dark chocolate hue for the body. Oakish nuts followed up by heavy chocolate and its almost like there is a hint of rasberry right on the tip of the nose. Very thick flavors full of nuts, chocolates, carbonation and a hint of burntness. Very rich in all of the good flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2003
This porter pours a deep black color with a small, mostly diminishing tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malts with chocolate and coffee hints. Medium body with soft carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth and mildly creamy. The flavor is roasty with chocolate and coffee undertones. The finish is slightly bitter but mostly malty and full of chocolate flavors. A good porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Black with a large frothy brown head that looks like a rootbeer float and is slowly diminishing. Smells of malt and coffee. Taste like roasted malt nad coffee. Has a light to medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Poured pure black with a nice deep tan head that was thick and frothy. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts with a light alcohol and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is chocolate up front followed by bitterness and a coffee and sweetness in the aftertaste. Rich and yummy. Maybe a little thin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Light, and almost milk chocolate, it wraps around the nose like a candy bar dipped in coffee. An excellent scrumptous thick beige head stays the course, floating over a deep black pool of mysterious mud brown liquid. Creamy and roasted with just a touch of fruitiness, this wraps around the insides of you're mouth in a subtle seductive way. This is not obnoxious, but very balanced...a very nicely done porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Huge smokey aroma...one of the smokiest porters I've tried. The flavor was full of roasted chocolate, smokey bacon, and just a hint of hops bitterness. Almost stoutish, this porter is big in every way. Great!


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