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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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2.3
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Opened the bottle and it gushed and exploded all over my carpet and continued to slowly escape from the top in the sink for some time. Nose is coffee and chocolate and some malts. The taste is sweet at first then finishes dry. Overall didn’t taste that bad like it was sour but wasn’t a great presentation and the carbonation ruins the mouthfeel and taste.

3.3
fonefan (48761) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].

Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, toffee, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101219]

2.9
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
jkwalking05 (4734) - 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
joeneugs (6371) - 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
douglas88 (9059) - 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
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
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 there’s a smooth and rich roasty flavor that carries through nicely. It’s surprisingly drinkable for all that roastiness. Nice beer.

3.6
larryLSB (533) - 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
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.


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