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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cladinshadows (44) - USA - DEC 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Aroma is dry dark chocolate with hints of dark fruit/cherries/raspberries. Many stouts are lighter in color than this beer. Head retention is excellent and lacing covers the entire glass - makes for a very appetizing pint. Taste is dry dark chocolate and a very nice, rich mouthfeel, slight caramel sweetness, and hints of berry following through to the finish. Slight char flavor which would really hit it off with a nice blackened steak. Very nicely balanced. Hops are very low and balance is mainly achieved through the roasted malt. An excellent robust porter.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Use caution when pouring-forms a huge persistent head. Nice and dark. Super smooth and velvety. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle via BA trade about 6+ months ago. Didn’t want to wait any longer. Pours a dark, mostly opaque, brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, toast, nuts, mild roast, and even a hint of dark fruits. Flavor of chocolate, earth, nuts, toast, and pit fruit. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, nutty mouthfeel. Very solid porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6833) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Tap at Marin. Very dark pour with a frothy brown head. Huge rich chocolate, cocoa, and roast on aroma and taste. Outstanding porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Tap: pours black with medium tan head with aromas of roasted grain, chocolate, and burnt toffee. Flavor is big with roast grain that brings in some bitter tartness and a very light caramel sweetness. Palate is lightly sweet, with smooth bitters and tarts. Flavorful, will have more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2031) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at Cafe Reyes in Point Reyes Station, CA. Opaque, near black brown. Arrived at table with no head. Fair lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste cocoa and coffee with bit of toffee flavor in the finish. Above average body and carbonation with a creamy, soft foamy mouthfeel. (Not thin at all as reported by most reviewers of the bottled version.) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (912) - , CYPRUS - APR 24, 2012
Dark brown colour. Aroma and taste of coffee and chocolate. Body a bit thin, but still very good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (849) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 23, 2012
Thanks yiannos for sharing it with me. Nice black color, with a good bubble head. Aromas: strong coffee and chocolate Taste: same with a dry long finish. Medium body. Not so thick, but good enough for a porter. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for the share on this one. Cheers, Matt. Pours a medium brown color with an off-tan head. Nose is cocoa, baker’s chocolate, chocolate malt, and some roast. Flavor is similar with cocoa, unsweet chocolate, and slight roast. Finish is a little dry with bits of cocoa staying for a bit. At 6%, I could have a few of these.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2338) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draught in point reyes. Opaque Brown pour - chocolatey aroma. Some mild coffee. Good for a windy night on the ocean


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