Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Drinkerofales:
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown in color, with lighter brown and garnet hues as well. A large, rich mocha head leaves some great lacing as it dissipates.
Smells of roasted malts, smokey.
Taste has a bit more going for it thankfully. Mostly roasted malts, with some burnt sugars, and not a small char aftertaste. Bittered by hops, which add another layer.
Texture is medium bodied and not easily drinkable. The beer is smooth though and carbonation is on par for the style.
I liked this more than I thought I would. The smoky and the bitter aren't out of control.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2012 11:14:17 | More by Drinkerofales
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.