Marin Chocolate Airporter Porter | Marin Brewing Company

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87
very good
16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company
California, United States
marinbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mentor on 10-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
16
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
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0
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of SFSinga
3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Desert beer with strong flavor of chocolate, coffee, and carmel
Surprisingly not too heavy
Hint of vanilla
Good carbonation
Full bodied

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Photo of avaldivia
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of kchannel9
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ronricorossi
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mentor
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.47/5  rDev +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!

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Photo of leprakhan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jack-ruby
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gleemonger
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Marin Chocolate Airporter Porter from Marin Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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