Mocha Marlin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee and chocolate come together in this brew.
Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.

42 IBU

Added by Taphouse_Traveler on 11-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,586
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
323
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
55
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 323 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a simple black with a fairly large head. The aroma is big and sweet, with rich fudge, and a hint of coffee, as well as vanilla, and a tootsie roll note. The flavor is less sweet, a little watery at first, followed by chocolate truffle, vanilla, caramel, and a hint of salt. The mouthfeel is very thin, with moderate carbonation Overall this is a bit of an odd one, with a big sweet, candy like aroma, but the flavor is light, coffee tinted, and slightly bitter.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigschoolrecords
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puck1225
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Dark brown color with a nice creamy brown head and good lacing. As expected, a pleasant coffee-chocolate smell and taste. Maybe a bit thin in the taste and feel but overall a good beer.

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Photo of BB1313
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 10/23/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a creamy khaki head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of chocolate and coffee along with some vanilla. Some roasted characteristics. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More chocolate and coffee leading the way. Some vanilla in the mix. Nice bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty nice porter. The chocolate and coffee shine. It's pretty bold stuff. Well done. I really like it.

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Photo of travelguy
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.88/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Didn't enjoy this one and I like porters. Just too much for me.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Unclevince
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got a bottle of this from Binnys from my old hood. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that is leaving some lace. The scent had cocoa and roast. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with chocolate at the front and espresso on the back. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of corywalston
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of HopBelT
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morimech
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Attractive looking porter. Plenty of lacing is left down the glass. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. I really enjoyed the coffee flavor. Not enjoying the chocolate flavor. It is more of a sweet milk chocolate instead of a dark, bitter chocolate that I enjoy more. Body is a bit watery but is nicely carbonated. Good price point from Ballast Point for a change.

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwg782
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown to light black with a medium head . Smells of malts and coffee. Hints of chocolate and Dark roast coffee. Goes down smooth and delicious. Great beer

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Mocha Marlin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 323 ratings