Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by jjh19:
3.8/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: When I poured my bottle of Black Marlin Porter it had very little head. Almost no bubbles. Had a nice rich dark brown color.
Smell: Terrific aroma, nice amount of roasted smokiness.
Taste: Just like the smell, there was plenty of smoked flavor in the first sip. Also a big coffee note.
Mouthfeel: With the robust flavors, I was surprised by how thin the body was. It was flat. And whenever porters like this one creep towards the body of cold coffee, well, I'm not a fan.
Drinkability: Decent, but I'm not racing to blog/tweet for my friends to try this one. Maybe my bottle was a little off? I'm sure my next beer from Ballast Point will be better.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2010 05:42:40 | More by jjh19
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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 722 ratings.