Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by bjohnson:
3.6/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to solomon420 for the chance to try this offering. Much appreciated.
Pours a very dark brown color with reddish hues towards the bottom. Toffee colored one finger soft looking head holds for fifteen seconds and then dissipates from the middle out. White lacing down the glass. Roasted malt notes with hints of coffee beans and chocolate.
Mouthfeel is sthin. Tails out towards the end. Nice level of carbonation. Roasted malt and coffee bean notes. Not as robust as it could be, though it hints it could be something more. Slight infusion of milk chocolate. Coffee notes stay on the palate into the finish. Slight leafy bitterness. A very drinkable porter although not one that I'd go running after. Middle of the road.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2007 04:58:38 | More by bjohnson
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.