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Black Marlin Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

861 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 47
Gots: 87 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-26-2002

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Ratings: 861 | Reviews: 312
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a very dark, blended brown coloring that is black in the depths, with a thin, frothy head that is a good, darker beige coloring. Aromas are light and effervescent, with a good coffee background giving rise to some dark fruit and nutty sweetness. Rich nose, but avoids overpowering. Flavors are smooth and robust, with a dark roasted coffee bitterness highlighted by some cocoa bittersweet. Some woody and earthy characteristics give the beer a more rustic feel, and the smooth body has a significant crispness at the end to really keep the tastebuds interested. A smokey, nutty, and tangy sweet aftertaste, with a slightly lingering finish. Good porter.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scott for sending me this one in the Good Beers BIF!

A: Pours black with a two finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some foam on top. Nice lacing down the sides.

S: Very roasty, with some dark malt, chocolate and a little coffee. Surprisingly hoppy as well, with some citrus.

T: A nice combination of roasted dark malt, chocolate, and a little bit of coffee. There is a hint of citrus, but very faint. Slight smoky flavor on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very easy drinking.

O: Solid porter, very easy drinking and tasty. Another good beer from Ballast Point.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light green hops with some light roasted malt notes is quite pleasant. Taste is an interesting mix between some green hops with light bitter notes and some roasted malt with light dry aftertaste. Body is quite full with light creamy notes and good carbonation. Nothing over the top in this beer though well brewed and easily drinkable.

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Enjoyed at the Ballast Point Tasting room.

Beer pours a nice dark brown with a fair amount of white head.

The beer smells very roasty and malty. A bit of coffee in there, too.

Beer tastes like it smells. Very roasty and delicious. A good bit of chocolate and maltiness.

Beer was a bit on the thin side for a porter.

Overall a very good porter.

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.