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Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

722 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 31
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-26-2002)
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-08-2011 08:20:46 | More by kornkid8600
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-07-2011 04:18:41 | More by HopStoopid120
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tdm168

North Carolina

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
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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-06-2011 23:52:28 | More by imyourhero21
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-04-2011 17:51:53 | More by mhaugo
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

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
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daant76

California

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-01-2011 14:03:00 | More by daant76
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-01-2011 12:41:46 | More by jwelsh
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-29-2011 23:45:48 | More by Exiled
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jeezie

California

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-28-2011 03:38:43 | More by jeezie
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-27-2011 21:50:45 | More by JAHMUR
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-27-2011 19:07:35 | More by rhino54
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trisweb

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-27-2011 07:01:52 | More by trisweb
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-27-2011 03:18:03 | More by brandoman63
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marine1975

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-27-2011 01:45:08 | More by marine1975
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

11-26-2011 19:08:03 | More by djrn2
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-25-2011 01:15:48 | More by mdillon86
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-22-2011 18:41:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
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codysjb

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-19-2011 04:50:24 | More by codysjb
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aanth

California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-18-2011 03:14:22 | More by aanth
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tlazaroff

Virginia

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
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ineva

California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-17-2011 23:25:25 | More by ineva
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urrachris

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-17-2011 22:14:22 | More by urrachris
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cpinto6

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-17-2011 19:49:42 | More by cpinto6
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MasterMustace

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-16-2011 21:03:49 | More by MasterMustace
Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.