Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by NickRivers:
3.88/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A&S - Pours a dark brown, and sits a mildly transparent black with a 2 finger tan head, with decent lacing on the glass. Smells of light roast coffee with a very dominant chocolate aroma which is very similar to Nutella, therefor lots of Hazelnut aromas. Dark malt and bready yeast also come in with a hint of smokiness.
T&M - Hits sweet and crisp then the carbonation builds on the middle of the mouth with nice sweet brown sugar, dark malt and earthy hops. Finishes with toasted grains, dark chocolate and an espresso flavor that is way stronger than the aroma. Very true to style, but nothing above par.
O - I guess I anticipated too much for this beer. Everytime I get a west coast porter I expect to crack it open and taste a Firestone Walkers Reserve, but I guess they all can't be that good. This beer was first bland to me, so cleanse your palate! After I did I felt way better about it. Very sweet on the sugars, something you don't see too much. Its almost a Belgian influenced porter, which is probably why it took me so long to figure it out. Not the best, but not bad either. Check it out, and definitely check out Sea Monster, which is basically this 3X. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2011 04:26:03 | More by NickRivers
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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 718 ratings.