Black Marlin Porter | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Black Marlin PorterBlack Marlin Porter
BA SCORE
3.97/5
1,031 Ratings
Black Marlin PorterBlack Marlin Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 08-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,367
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
1,031
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
171
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,031 |  Reviews: 340
Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very, very dark, almost black with a generous coarse tan head. Smells sweet, caramel & dark chocolate. Flavor is dark roasted coffee & roasted malt. Not much hop flavor but everything is nicely balanced. Feels thinner than it looks but plenty of carbonation.

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Photo of jaimeee
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

delicious. creamy. a very stouty porter.

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Photo of CMC73
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mayhewbc
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a hint of Ruby went held to a very bright light. Topped with fout fingers of foamy, frothy, beige head. It leaves an amazing snow like lacing.

It smells dark tar, like cigarettes chocolate dusted Coco truffles, slightly smoky, coffee and almost dark fudge brownie like.

Hints of dark chocolate, cocoa dark charred notes on the finish almost like charcoal, but overall it's very smooth slightly sweet, yet still quite dry.

Medium body, medium light, smooth carbonation.

I got this one in Chang Mai, Thailand and I'm drinking it here July 5, 2017. Very well done for the style, very smooth, very worth seeking out.

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Photo of maltznhopz
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass. Smell of malts and toffee. Taste follows suite, with a very smooth and creamy feel. Medium carbination. Overall decent porter.

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpc175
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I caught a keeper. A nice tan head, and a great malty IPA.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tap at their Long Beach location.

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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a snifter at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok.

Charcoal black with some brown tinge in color, it comes with thick frothy tan head that stands with pretty good retention before gradually subsiding to some bubble film on the surface and leaving numerous amount of sticky lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

In a nose, I get the traditional roasted malt, black coffee, and chocolate note. Not so surprise with the vanilla, caramel, some smoke, and dark bread but a bit surprise with a bold hop aroma of citrus, tropical, earthy, and spice that is well mingled with all others.

The taste as well follows what is displayed in the aroma. Heavy dose of roasted malt, black coffee, chocolate, some smoke, vanilla, caramel, and dark bread while hop is being nicely complement with notes of citrus, earthy, spice, and some bitterness that is also reinforced by roasted profile.

The body is medium with some good crisp and moderate carbonation to carry well the smooth mouthfeel, very dry finish.

Good and very well balance Porter, all the characters are harmoniously arranged and displayed in good shape.

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Photo of user785335
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cabindan
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 1,031 ratings
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