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 dmorgan310 on 11-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
257
Reviews:
73
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
7.28%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
39
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of EdFed
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of richdeneault
4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smoky, rich, chocolate flavours - very tasty and powerful porter. A rich and full beer. Almost tastes like a meal, a very good meal!!!

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Photo of jsanmarco
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mds1101
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with an impressive bubble show that produces a full three fingers of mocha foam; multiple strands of lacing top the fudge brown liquid

Smell: Mocha tones waft, with chocolate and coffee with hints of caramel and earthy hop

Taste: The chocolate, coffee and caramel fade in and out while creating the mocha flavor profile; the hops provide balance to the sweeter elements, in the middle; the finish is nicely balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Pretty impressive coffee porter, particularly for such a reasonable price

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Photo of stortore
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 11/9/16.

Pours a very dark brown, opaque, with a one inch head and some thin, foamy lacing. The smell is coffee. chocolate, roasted malts, a light smokiness. The taste is coffee, less roasted malts than the nose, molasses, light vanilla. Would like a fuller body. Smooth, well carbonated, a good, but lighter body.

This is good, enjoyable to drink, but nothing unique.

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Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DocWaters
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours dark mahogany color with nice tan head that leaves a thin ring around the glass, spotty lacing.

Aroma - Just tons of dark bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Vanilla and coffee, big rich aroma.

Taste - Dark chocolate and coffee grounds. roasted malts, caramel and vanilla.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated slightly dry finish very smooth.

Overall - A really great beer, nice chocolate coffee flavors and big aroma.

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Photo of trocketsauced
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle, a good value at $5.99 per at Peekskill Bev, Peekskill, NY

Pours dark and stout like, lighter mocha head leaves nice looking fine film, and a load of splattered fine sheeting.

Sniff of chocolate and cafe au lait.

Smooth, tasty, flavorful and dangerously easy drinking flovored porter/stout. moderate chocolate and coffee notes....basically delicious...would go great with a decadent chocolate dessert

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ballast Point Brewing 'Mocha Marlin' @ 6.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8.70
A-pour is a cola brown from the bottle to an almost black in the glass with a small tan head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-mocha (coffee & chocolate)
T-mocha , again coffee & chocolate , more of a bitter coffee finish on the swallow
MF-decent carbonation , big medium body , bitterness lingers
Ov-just an ok porter , just way too dry
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark chestnut, near black body with a beige, bubbly head. Chocolate, coffee, espresso, dark roast aromas. Similar flavor. The beer finishes dry with lingering notes of cocoa powder and baker's chocolate. Pretty good.

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Photo of mattflippin
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gordavidson
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown with a big tan head that lasts and leaves some nice lacing. In the aroma, nice big coffee, sweet cocoa, and vanilla. The flavor is the same, but a nice, mild bitterness to balance everything out. The feel is medium thin to medium, and porter like, a little sticky up front, drying on the finish, and strong carbonation. It is as advertised, good stuff.

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Photo of Deltoro
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mocha Marlin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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