RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly of the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. Its full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast...or dessert.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (5414) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2017
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/27/2016. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, fruitiness, herbal, roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, fruitiness, herbal, roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal hop and roast/coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, light smoke/vanilla, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roasted bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an amazing American coffee porter! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Huge and vibrant on coffee complexity, with a spot on base porter that is never overly roasty. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (10066) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
65 cl bottle.
Rated on 20170520.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malts on the nose, mocha, coffee and subtle vanilla. Flavor is toasted malty with coffee bitterness, some mocha and cocoa notes, distant vanilla on the finish. Good.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3907) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2017
Pours a very dark brown with a red hue (highlights?). A short-lived light brown/beige head sits on top and recede into a small rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is that of your morning coffee so I guess the mocha theme is pretty much a success.Taste is more of the same with more of the chocolate/cocoa peeking through. Never ashy. Some light vanilla. Body is on the lighter side (Id like it to be a little richer) and carbonation is moderate. A bit sticky. Overall a fairly solid mocha porter. Not quite "dessert-y" but still pretty tasty and a nice way to end the day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2017
65 cl bottle @ olio
Aroma has strong coffee tones, mocha and some vegetables typical to mocha beers. Flavour has minerals, mocha, some vegetables and licorice. Good coffee beer but perhaps a bit light though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (7139) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, vanilla, mocha and espresso. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty with some chocolate, coffee, mocha, espresso and vanilla. Finish is smooth, slightly sweetish and roasty with loads of coffee, mocha, espresso, vanilla and creamy notes. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2955) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, very dark brown with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roasted coffee dark chocolate, roasted malt and nuts. Taste of chocolate, espresso, cocoa, darkly roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of coconut. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (2138) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Appearance: Darker medium brown. Opaque. Half a finger of off white medium to smaller bubbles. Nose: Rich chocolate, with notes of deeply roasted coffee beans. Just a hint of sweetness Taste: Smooth chocolate with roasted malt notes and a bit of earthy hop at the end. Body: medium to fuller with some silkiness Parting thoughts: A very nice mocha version of the marlin beer. good blend of darker roasted malt aspects.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5063) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2017
Black color with a medium head. Strong aroma of espresso and cocoa. Slightly nutty, cocoa flavor. Dry. Light roast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (8547) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2017
11/26/16. Bottle from Five Points. Black pour with a nice tan head, good lacing. Nice aroma, coffee and chocolate, malty. Good flavor as well, chocolate and coffee, some roasted malts, hint of caramel. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
meccahh69lol (161) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2017
This beer smells AMAZING and tastes like if you dropped a shot of espresso into a nice chocolate porter. Though in the past I have been quick to deem similar beers "garbage water", this one lacks the icky smokiness that you might expect, and instead is very smooth and silky. Definitely like a dessert. Great for watching the second half of Robocop with your amazing and wonderful boyfriend after going into the office on a Sunday to do data analysis with an undergrad.


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