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Marin Chocolate Airporter Porter - Marin Brewing Company

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Marin Chocolate Airporter Porter
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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mentor on 10-09-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

avaldivia, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

brotherloco, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

kchannel9, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

t0rin0, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

rbrefbeerman, Jan 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of mentor
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Pours a finger of light brown head over a pitch liquid. Smells chocolate, roast, anise, english hops (fuggles?), light esters, and clean alcohol. With searching, I get a belgian candi-sugar aroma.

Tastes roast, chocolate, grassy, and drying sour from black malt. Some light esters mix with clean alcohol sting in a way similar to one would find in St. Bernardus Abt 12. Very nice. Delicious rolling chocolate lingers. Has a touch of astringent dryness in the aftertaste that detracts. Some creaminess and modest carbonation. One to try if given the chance.

mentor, Oct 09, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a dark black with a bit of brown mixed in with a finger of frothy chocolate head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is full of roasted chocolate malts, with some bitter chocolate as well, with a bit of sweetness, and some coffee.

T - Starts out with some strong rich chocolate flavor, with some roasted flavors and a bit of coffee. Through the middle, some light sweetness comes through with some more bitter cocoa. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolates with a bit of light vanilla and dark fruit in the background.

M - Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Felt smooth with a bit of a syrupy sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. I really like the big chocolate flavor here and the complexity of it. It is big and rich but not overpowering.

ngeunit1, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Marin Brewery. Pours a very dark brown with a tiny whitish-brown head that doesn't last very long. Scent is immediately heavy with chocolate cocoa... reminds me of the homemade hot chocolate mix my mom used to make. Just a hint of anise with some roasted malt and a tiny bit of coffee. A little vanilla as well. Taste is initially like hot chocolate. Hot cocoa with some bitter-sweet chocolate and vanilla. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied. Drinkability is high, as the ABV is very well-hidden. Overall, this is probably the best offering I've had from Marin. I like the White Knuckle IPA, but didn't care for much of their other stuff. This one is fantastic though!

DovaliHops, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

leprakhan, Dec 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

gleemonger, Dec 07, 2012
Marin Chocolate Airporter Porter from Marin Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.