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Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

768 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 37
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-26-2002)
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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Exceptionally attractive dark ruby body with a rather weak but semi-durable head that leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma: attractive and enticing, with hints of dark fruits and toffee.

Flavor: bitterness builds to a choice mild-moderate level in the finish and aftertaste. Hops surely temper the sweetness but don't otherwise contribute much to the taste until the lasting aftertaste. Hints of toffee and dark fruits but less than the aroma suggests. This has a touch of smoke too.

O: A well-crafted, relatively dry porter. Allowed to warm for about 15 minutes it nonetheless improved with further warming, with both the strength and the complexity of the flavor increasing.

chinchill, Yesterday at 12:53 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

CraftWarrior, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

GatorCoop, Oct 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

To me the beer missed the mark. Nice start, but the lingering aftertaste killed the overall experience.

Rideguy64, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

costanzo_mike, Oct 02, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +1%

Chocolate brown color with ruby edges. There is some roasted notes and also some faint smoke in the nose. The body is about what I’d expect for the style. The roast profile is very nice and there is a good combination of bitterness coming from both the roasted malt and the hops.

57md, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Ohsdrummer08, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

smartassboiler, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Aleckbg, Sep 23, 2014
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dental, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JamLand, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

22oz poured into snifter. I love Ballast Point going into this beer, so add bias factor x 10 to this review.
This one pours obsidian with a great billowy head that lingers for a bit. Bonus points already.
Flavors are complex with a great light yet creamy mouthfeel. Roasty chocolate, caramel, and bitter prune juice, with a nice dry hopped finish.
This is a great porter, San Diego style. Is a little more on style than my fav, Founders Porter, but would gladly drink over and over...
Founders has more of that coffee/chocolate thing goin on while this one is deficient in coffee flavor.
Overall, an awesome on point porter. Seek it out. Ballast Point knows their stuff...

beerdedking, Sep 07, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +9.4%

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.