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Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

840 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 840
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 44
Gots: 83 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-26-2002

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on February 25, 2015.

The color of the pour is just about black with a long lasting, tan colored head. Lots of lacing left behind.

The aroma has a pleasant balance of light chocolate, dark malts, and grassy or earthy hops. Nothing outdoes the other.

Medium to full body.

Lovely balanced flavor of dark malts and a clean, crisp, but dry hop finish. The hoops are not overpowering but for a Porter they do come up stronger.

Photo of mltobin
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alwaysplayin
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amaeda27
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: heavy on roasty malt, dark chocolate, coffee, slight citrus hops

T: toasty malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, citrus hops, slightly nutty

M: light to medium with nice carbonation

O: very nice hoppy porter with good toasty malt balance

Photo of saeh
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patpbr
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Deep brown color with a dark brown head.
S - Roasted malts and chocolate.
T - Rich flavor that adds onto the smell with vanilla and smoky flavors. Also seems to be a bit of dark fruit and hops that add a nice bitter taste.
M - Medium to thick body
O - A great and hoppy porter.

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldvines
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really delicious high quality porter. More chocolate than coffee

Photo of tedvr
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lida
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black pour with a nice two finger fluffy tan head, slowly receding.
Rich salty roast on the nose, dark chocolate, toffee, some caramel, cinnamon, burnt cake, faint hop.
A really rich roast in the taste too, with nice sweet caramel and some light dark fruit. Mild herbal notes too, nice and refreshing. Some baking chocolate, faint hints of vanilla. Fresh hop in the finish, a bit spicy, leafy, alongside nice coffee notes, to make up a nice more than mildly bitter finish.
Medium to light body, as is the carbonation. Aftertaste has a bit of roasted malt, coffee powder, earthy hop, a bit of burnt sugar too.
A really rich porter with a nice American hoppy twist. Incredibly clean, quite intense, really tasty, really really easy to drink.

Photo of paulytasker
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.