1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Black Marlin PorterBlack Marlin Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

788 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 788
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 38
Gots: 60 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Black Marlin Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 788 | Reviews: 299 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ryfree
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%

ryfree, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Beardo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Beardo, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of gelasin
4/5  rDev +1.3%

gelasin, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
4/5  rDev +1.3%

bernat1971, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Legenddkk
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Legenddkk, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev +1.3%

davegray, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of PGJ
5/5  rDev +26.6%

PGJ, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of sharkboy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

sharkboy, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Elicoleman, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of SavageHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

SavageHopHead, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of bimada
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

bimada, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of IRISHFAN951
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

IRISHFAN951, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of countrybat
4/5  rDev +1.3%

countrybat, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +1.3%

jeffthepony, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Patlee3324
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Patlee3324, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +1.3%

mothman, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of aoampm
4/5  rDev +1.3%

aoampm, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Austin_M
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Austin_M, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Idrankitall
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Idrankitall, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of caverog
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

caverog, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Walkerjgt
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.