Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by SwillinBrew:
4.47/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at the brewery thanks to the Maltose Falcon's bus trip... also had before in the bottle but will focus the tap pour.
Very beautiful appearance. It was an expresso coffee deep brown with a mild caramel small bit of head. The aromas were toasted-burnt malts with hints of cocoa that make you smile as you inhale... paves the way for the you're-going-to-enjoy-this type of feeling.
The taste was a fine melding of roasted malt, toffee and a bitter-sweet taste of the kind dark chocolate imparts. The carbonation wasn't overly done as was perfect for the style. A little chewey and a very ever so slighly dry and smooth on the tongue. This is one of my favorite porters. Since it's been raining here, i'm going to be sipping this by the fireplace.
Serving type: on-tap
04-05-2006 23:06:30 | More by SwillinBrew
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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
07-10-2014 01:31:10 | More by TheMarkE
3.75/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Color- black walnut. Slight head tinted mocha.
Aroma of coffee, hops and dark chocolate.
Taste- Mildly hoppy but good roasted malt body with hints of coffee finishing with a mild charcoal note. A hop-head might like this porter but a porter lover would like this too. Good blend of traditional and hop-head.
Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). tasted Jan. 2013.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 17:54:44 | More by utfiero
Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.