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style
RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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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 (4632) - 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 (6060) - 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 (8552) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
Pours an average amber/brown with an aroma of cocoa chocolate. Flavor is smoky and earthy vegetable. Average and tingly on the tongue. Too earthy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours a luxurious deep brown to almost black with gigantic tan head. Nose is outright amazing with roasty malts, and some bacon bits like aromas too from all the roast. Lighter bodied than anticipated, but theres a smooth and rich roasty flavor that carries through nicely. Its surprisingly drinkable for all that roastiness. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (511) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Poured from Growler, fresh today! Dark Brown with small dark tan head that dissipated quickly. Nose was chocolate, malt, and the taste was on the sweet side with just minimal bitterness. Medium to thick body. Overall a decent porter, on the sweet side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Growler from the brewpub, thanks to larryLSB. Close to black, but relatively transparent with red edges, and a small beige head. Creamy chocolate aroma with just a little roast. Generally sweet with chocolate malt flavors, some caramel, touch of roasted malt, and very subtle hops. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Pretty clean, but not very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9393) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at Toronado. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a nice chocolate malt flavor, not quite as rich as it looks, but still quite tasty. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
Plenty of chocolate in the nose with some underlying roasted malt character. Almost opaque dark brown body with ruby highlights topped by a tan-brown, fine bubbled head that lasts well. Sweet chocolate flavours play off roasted and fruity notes in the flavour. Medium body is velvety smooth in texture with light prickly effervescence to offer counterpoint. Overall, quite an enjoyable porter. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in Fall 2009.


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