Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheHoppiest:
4.43/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a mug. Pours a deep brown, with a thick tan foam head that slowly reduces, leaving creamy lacing down the sides.
Has a nice mocha smell, with plenty of cocoa and coffee, oaty malt, and hints of vanilla. There's also a roasty smell that gives the nose nice depth.
Has a roasted coffee start, dark and moderately bitter, with hints of cream, oat, chocolate and dark fruit, ending with a moderate hop bitterness.
Medium bodied, this is a dry though not chalky dark ale, leaving the palate wanting more.
I like this porter quite a bit. It has depth and character,with a roasty coffee flavor that never descends into being a hop-bomb. It is still no GL Edmund Fitzgerald or SS Taddy Porter, but it is a fine IPA, and at $4.99 for a 22 oz bottle, a good buy as well.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2012 01:30:31 | More by TheHoppiest
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3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes taken at the Dive Bar, Worcester 02/21/14.
A- Black pour from the tap to a pint glass. Cap forms with creamy texture and a mocha hue. Head retention is good but eventually recedes to a thick, frothy ring. Sheets and rings of lace at the top continue down most of the glass.
S- Roast and toasted grains lead the way with some hops as behind them. Heavy dark cereal grain feel with notes of cocoa powder, toasted nuts, caramel and toast. Hops are earthy and floral.
T- Deep roast grains remind me of cereal with a heavy amount of cocoa in it. Yeast opens up a bit with spicy dark fruit, raisiny notes. Cocoa nibs, chocolate, cereal, toasted nutty toffee and caramel malt flavors. Decently hoppy finish with earthy, citrus and floral tones.
MF- Moderately thick bodied with a crisp and creamy texture. Carbonation is medium high and it finishes with both roast and hoppy bitterness on the palate.
Has a decent amount of yeast and hops that blend in nicely with a heavily roasty, cocoa cereal grain feel. Certainly worth having again if you like Porters.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 02:02:26 | More by cbutova
Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.