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Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Black Marlin PorterBlack Marlin Porter

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BA SCORE
89
very good

820 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 43
Gots: 75 | 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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Photo of Lida
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nitty703
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a bomber in a pint glass, this fine porter pours a deep dark brownish black with ruby outlines and a huge rocky tan head that lingers long leaving nice lacing. Nose of dark bitter chocolate, bittering hops, light smoke, and deeply roasted malts. Flavors are dark chocolate to the front and sides, with a firm bitter hops balance in the back and aftertaste with a touch of light smoked malts rounding this beast out. Excellent carbonation and smooth mouth feel makes this one a fantastic porter to contend with.
Another winner from Ballast Point.

Photo of Dsimenson
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thisXwar
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muraco3
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catracho5
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of noproduction
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erushing
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick29
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of emac1224
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Eddiehop
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.