RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hoppy twist on the classic English Porter. Our Black Marlin Porter stands out in a town known primarily for its IPAs. We craft it from a unique blend of roasted and crystallized malts that give it a smooth, chocolaty, caramel profile. Then toss in a healthy dose of American hops to serve up full-bodied flavor worthy of its San Diego roots.

Editors Note: Old versions were 5.9% abv

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
On tap at KSBF ’08. Dark brown, nearly black with a tan head. Light smell of dark chocolate. Bitter chocolate dominates the flavor, a little dusty. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (3099) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Poured a dark brown with a small tan head. Nose was pretty choco-roasty, a little fruity. Taste is classic roasted malt with appropriate hop bitterness as backup. Initially I didnt notice, but this one has quite a carbonation issue---a bit too much. The hops never quite make a statement in this...a bit too sweet in the end. .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bp (920) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Draft: pours a dark black with a tan head, aroma of roasted malt, taste is malty and bitter, medium body. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2603) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Pours a three finger beige head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Black as midnight, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Coffee nose. Flavor is sweet roasted coffee/chocolate with almost burnt coffee finish, nice porter. $5.25 for a 22oz bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1417) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
22 oz. bottle in trade from Snojerk321-thanks! Served in pint glass- poured non transparent when held to light black, low carbonation with tiny bubbles, tan ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, darkened caramel, and roasted malt. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt has a smoke quality to it which makes it just that much more enjoyable, some cream in the middle, finish is bitter and slowly fades away. Nice, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours black with a good tan head. Aroma is pretty mild but I smell some roasted malt and a light sweetness. Flavor is a nice combination of roasted malt with some dark chocolate. I don’t detect much in terms of hops. The mouthfeel is outstanding. It’s just creamy and velvety and rolls around your tongue. Aftertaste is roasty and even a bit smokey. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44228) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewery. Pours black with a light orange glare and a lacing tan head. Roasted malt and coffeeish aroma. Roasted malty and light chocolate smoothness. Lingering roasted malty and light chocolate malty finish. light acidic fruity touch too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma of smoked, slightly roasted malt and chocolate. Good flavor of smokey, roasty malt with chocolate and dryness. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. This is a very well made porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7907) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
22 oz bottle. Porus a dark brown with a lighter brown head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, and malts. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, and notes of coffee. It is wonderful!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with full foamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste roasted coffee and dark chocolate with coffee bitter finish.


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