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Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

762 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 36
Gots: 54 | 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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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%

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, Today at 05:21 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.