Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Ben for hookin a brotha up with a couple bombers of this one. I'll be sure to bring in a good one next time i swing through.
Pours a nice deep black/brown color that is virtually impenetrable but leaves some ruby highlights around the edges of the glass. A very nice light tan head lingers very very well and turns to ice cream leaving great chunky lacing.
Nose is alot of roasted malt and some slight coffee bean. A little bit of chocolate notes come out here as well. Quite roasty.
Wow! Talk about underrated, this is a very nice porter. A nice big roasty presence all the way through. Very much a robust porter. Some slight coffee and chocolate notes in there as well, but the roasted malt really shines. A bit dry on the finish, with a nice crisp dark malt bittering effect. The aftertaste lingers on with some light chocolate and big roasted malt. Did i mention that this porter is roasty?
Mouthfeel is pretty good, but maybe just a touch too thin. Carbonation is dead on.
Drinkability is very good. This one is a touch bitter on the finish, but it fits in with the big roastiness quite well. The abv is undectable.
Overall a nice suprise. I mean, I will always love Ballast Points IPAs and 3 sheets, among others, but its nice to see them produce a style they are not necessarily known for as well as this. Ballast is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries out there. Good stuff and great consistency from these guys. It was a blast to have them up here for GAKBBF, and I hope they make it up next year. Its only 3,767 miles, or is it 3676? something like that...
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2009 01:00:10 | More by AKBelgianBeast
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep black color with red beams when exposed to light and a thick caramel head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and light milked coffee. Mild, but nice.
Bold but balanced flavor cocoa, coffee, spices, earthy and citrusy hops, some dark fruits, nuts and caramel and roasted malts. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium bordering full smooth body with appropriate carbonation.
Superbly balanced porter and very pleasant to drink. Not extremely hopped, but sure more interesting than traditional. Worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:10:42 | More by FLima
4/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Black color, very good head and lacing.
Smell: Chocolate, hops, and coffee.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a slight chocolate and hop finish.
The Verdict: Very good. Smooth and tasty, with good balance. Another good one from Ballast Point.
Serving type: on-tap
07-10-2014 01:31:10 | More by TheMarkE
Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.