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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2661) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle from a trade a while back with a fine southern californian. Zero carbonation here. unfortunately I would like a little more fizz so as not to feel so bland and unexciting. The roasty coffee flavor is nice though. Burned toast and faint fruit aroma. Flavor is quick and mostly that coffee aspect. Good but not great here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Tasted on 5/19/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours opaque dark cola brown with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace. The nose is more sweet dark chocolate than anything else, along with mocha coffee, cocoa nibs, and a good amount of roasted bitterness. The flavor is not sweet, but a bitter and roasted combination of cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, mocha coffee, and roasted malt. The body is medium and creamy with average carbonation and a long bitter chocolate and mocha coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Served from a 22 ox bottle from OTM. The appearance is a creamy chocolate brown with a nice lighter medium brown head. The aromas are chocolate malt influenced with a cereal grain and medium roast malts. The flavors are some good chocolate malts, toasty malts, light tobacco. The mouth is a solid medium bodied with a definite drying feeling. The aftertaste has this empty thinness to it I don’t care for. Overall a well above average porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Dark chocolate pour produced a latte-colored head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma shows notes of cocoa, roasted coffee bean, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor follows suit with a bit of toffee and brown sugar as well, lending their sweetness. Medium mouthfeel...not a thick as one would like for the style but doesn’t take away from the overall enjoyment.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Opened the bottle and it gushed and exploded all over my carpet and continued to slowly escape from the top in the sink for some time. Nose is coffee and chocolate and some malts. The taste is sweet at first then finishes dry. Overall didn’t taste that bad like it was sour but wasn’t a great presentation and the carbonation ruins the mouthfeel and taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].

Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, toffee, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101219]

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bomber; thanks to toncatcher for the trade; pours thin dark brown with trace tan head; aromas of oats, some nuts and old coffee; texture is thin and a very faint sourness; flavor profile also very thin with mild roast, chocolate and oatmeal; light coffee with faint sourness again in the backend; a strange porter with a possible QA issue to me; bad luck recently for me

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Black with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee and cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pours dark brown with a brown head. The aroma is smoky with roasted malt, cocoa, licorice, and berries. The flavor is very smoky with red grapes and cocoa. It has a burnt ashy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
On tap at Toronado. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. Low carbonation (was it on cask, I think so). A rich aroma; light coffee, roasted malts. The flavor is smooth, rich coffee, light milkiness, chocolates. Solid.


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