Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours pitch black with a mountain of off-white, brownish head that has great retention. The nose has notes of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. The taste is deep roasted malts with some notes of coffee and a faint note of chocolate. There is a faint hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied, and lightly carbonated.
This one is rich, chocolatey, roasty, smooth, and best of all easily drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2011 01:37:37 | More by tdm168
3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights, a one finger dull white head, good retention with light lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate.
Taste follows the nose with strong dark roasted malt, weak coffee, sweet chocolate, hint of licorice with a slight bitter hop ending.
Mouth Feel was medium leaning light body, light carbonation, smooth with a touch of bitterness.
This is a very solid, porter, I wish It was available in the east.
Serving type: on-tap
12-02-2011 04:39:09 | More by dtivp
3.65/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Very dark brown with ruby highlights (darklights?) when held to a light source. The head sticks around as well as to the side of the glass, and is a light mocha color.
S: A complex web of roasted espresso beans.
T: Quite a tasty brew, a nice blend of coffee and chocolate flavors are balanced by the bitterness, yet don't get overwhelmed by the hop character.
M: Lighter side of medium bodied, which surprised me, and a moderate amount of carbonation leaving the palate a bit dry on the finish.
D: For a 6% beer, this drinks like a 5%, it's quite nice.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2011 01:30:41 | More by tlazaroff
Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.