RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5025) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a creamy black with a long-lasting tan head and moderate lacing rings. Nose of roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, ripe fruit, and a hint of hops. Mouthfeel medium and very smooth. Flavor is of roasted malts, but three is dry and slightly bitter finish. Very easy to drink and overall an excellent porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
~Pours black with creamy off white head. ~Has a light syrupy coke scent. ~Light taste, some coffee and sweet bitterness. ~Medium feel, bitter finish. ~This is a little light and flavorless. Easy to drink and enjoyable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2008
In short: Black malts and grassy hops, low on the fruity side. Basic light session porter. Ok.
How: Bottle, sample at Mondial de la Bire 2008
The look: Black body with a small beige head
In long: Nose has light chocolate and light fruity notes (grapes mainly). Taste has some fudge, a little black chocolate and develops a light fruit cake flavour as it warms up. Short grassy bitterness. Roastiness level is rather low, body is a bit thinner than it should be. A grainy/floury sensation makes it somewhat dry. Well brewed but very standard. Nothing out of the unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 10, 2008
Bottle shared with the Thrashmaster. Very smooth mouthfeel coupled with a well-balanced slightly roasted semi-chocolatey taste. Finish is subtle and somewhat dry. This ones a keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12233) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Sample at Alans HSC initation. Thanks Rogueone for sharing! The beer pours a very dark brown color with a medium thin beige head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass.Nice roasted coffee aroma with notes of chocolate and malt. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. The finish is dry and roasty with a mildly bitter hops and coffee aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable from start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle sampled at Alans HSC initiation: I really, really enjoyed this porter. Very dark mahogany, grainy pour with a very frothy and bubbly head. Aroma is creamy, burnt sugars, and a coffee-lingering roastiness. Nicely balanced hop profile here with the chocolate maltiness of this brew. Definitely a memorable porter Id like to have more of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
A very good porter, enjoyed at Mondial 2008. Chocolate stouty aroma. Dark, with some lace. Creamy mouthfeel, smooth drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
(Dgust avec french tickler au mondial) Biere de couleur noire avec un tres mince collet non-collant. Senteur quelque peut fum, un peu sucr, rglisse noir et un peu de dattes. Gout sucr et sal, un peu fum. Un gout peu dvelopper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Draft @ Lou & Mickeys, San Diego. Opaque, with a small persistent head. Aroma is coffee sweetened with brown sugar and molasses. Flavor initially has more sweetness than expected, but deeper in the glass some nice roast bitterness balances with flavors of spicy green wood, dry cocoa and slight char. Medium body is fairly smooth and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle @ le Mondial

App.: Pitch black, tiny light brown head, oily

Aromas: Caramel malts, caramel, prunes, plums, toffee

Palate: Lack of balance and body, bitter and sweet quickly fades to an oily finish, medium body

Flavors: Mineral, malty, hint of maple syrup

Notes: Dissapointing...

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