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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

718 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 31
Gots: 41 | 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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Reviews by Furlinator:
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Furlinator

California

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with one half inch of head and major lacing.

Smell is coffee and faint cocoa up front and earthy hop scent last.

Taste is bitter coffee at first with some dark fruit and, again, the hops bringing up the rear. Becomes less bitter as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

The bottle's description of 'hop-forward porter' is spot-on. The hops are certainly present but, not overpowering, making this a unique porter. A solid effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 19:43:52 | More by Furlinator
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Idrankitall

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Brazil

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

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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

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.