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Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

789 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 38
Gots: 60 | 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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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, Oct 23, 2014
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To me the beer missed the mark. Nice start, but the lingering aftertaste killed the overall experience.

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.