RATINGS: 752   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Thanks eagle. Poured a dark brown medium head okay lacing. Aroma was coffee and chocolate some dark fruits in there. Flavor was along the same lines caramel malts in there. good porter. melding of these things together along with a caramel-ness too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks, Jason! Pours a dark cola-brown color; huge, textured khaki head with solid retention and lacing. Pleasant amounts of roasted malts, cocoa, and creamy vanilla-tinged malts in the aroma; nothing harsh or burnt here. Medium mouthfeel: roasted / lightly charred malts, bitter chocolate and citrus, with a creamy, biscuity core; very pleasant texture, reasonably hopped, with a solid, layered maltiness. Very drinkable and well-composed. Medium finish: lots of breadiness, bitter chocolate and some lingering mineral hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle Thanks to beastiefan2k: Deep brown with a khaki film for head. Nose has dark fudge, and light milky notes. Medium body with a nice dark malt character. Chocolate, dark cocoa and later mocha notes with a roasted balancing finish. A solid Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
Thanks to beastiefan2k for this one. Dark brown black beer with a thin head. Aroma is quite sweet and plummy. Dark malts, chewy and lightly fruity. Quite coffeeish and roasty, with strong herbal notes and some light molasses sweetness. Earthy and herbal on the back, but with a good balance of sweet and roast. Even a bit of tartness on the back.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
tap at Stone Bistro..... poured a deeper brown, almost black when compared to Stones Smoked Porter. medium off-white head topped it off.... aroma of burnt roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, and a little smoke which was more prominent than stones.... flavors ot toasty roasted malt, chocolate, a little ashy. more of a sweetness comes through in this one....a very good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Vanilla and chocolate on the nose, hints of coffee and roasted malts. Pours black with a thick tan head. Smooth roasted flavors, vanilla, some chocolate, sweet coffee, molasses. Very light on the palate, a good session porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark cola with a burgundy tint and a small light brown head. Aroma of sweet baking chocolate, malt and cocoa. Taste is malty with a strong cocoa and baking chocolate presence. Very nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Pours dark cola brown with a frothy, khaki colored head that settles to a bubbly layer. A prominent, foamy rim leaves behind random spots of lacing. The aroma is very much chocolate driven, with mocha, cola, and toasted woodsy notes all coming through. The flavor is quite roasty, with chocolate again asserting itself. Theres a nice creaminess to the coffee component, which works very well with the wood flavors. A touch of caramel or molasses sweetness balances things out just right. Falling just on the lighter side of medium bodied, this smooth porter is perfectly carbonated and incredibly easy to drink. A long, roasty, moderately dry finish makes you crave the next sip. This is a really nice session porter. I could enjoy quite a few of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle from Dirty_Martini. Black body with a medium-sized, frothy tan head. Rich malty nose with lots of toffee, cola, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and very roasty with gobs of dark chocolate, some coffee and caramel. Medium body is slightly thin with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a thin, light brown head that fades quickly. Smells of dark malts, not really toasty malts, just dark. A little chocolatey. Tastes earthy, slightly chocolatey, malty. Not too thin, nice and full bodied for a porter. Nice vibrant carbonation. Not the greatest porter Ive ever had, but this is a quality one for sure.


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