Black Marlin Porter | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,016 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
Ratings:
1,016
Reviews:
337
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
166
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Armand
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer. On tap fro a chilled pint. The flavors of chocolate candy swirl around. A great dessert and a beer to chill to. Flavorful throughout.
A: DARK with a nice light brown head.

S: Roasted chocolate with some sweetness.

T: Hints of coffee

M: Bold flavor from the first to last.

D: Flavors come out as it warms up.

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of loupap
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really delicious high quality porter. More chocolate than coffee

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Photo of PGJ
5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of xroachx
4.83/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Solid traditional porter. Aroma reminds me of oatmeal, sight is black brown with a white head. I love ballast point all around, very creative style and I love growing up in San Diego

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Photo of FARGO619
4.82/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great beer. On tap from a chilled pint. The flavors of chocolate candy swirl around. A great dessert and a beer to chill to. Flavorful throughout.
A: DARK with a nice light brown head.

S: Roasted chocolate with some sweetness. Smokey

T: Hints of coffee and sometimes cigar.

M: Bold flavor from the first to last.

D: Flavors come out as it warms up. Sometimes it is flavorful and at times it is flat, which is a shame. I've had this beer many times.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.81/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Really liking this one a lot

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Hollingshead's in a half-liter mug, on to the beer:

The beer's appearance is jet black, topped by a puffy head. Aroma is soft and sweet with cocoa. The taste is exceptionally smooth, soft, and sweet. Soft chunks of chocolate, which get brushed up by a pinch of hops. Coffee notes sit underneath it all. There isn't much of a roasted edge to it, making it easy to quaff.

Simply amazing. That's all I have to say.

(and having it on-tap again 3 years later, I stand by my original score. Wonderful dark nectar this remains.)

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Photo of Totalpackage411
4.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was an outstanding porter, best dark beer I've tried from ballast. Havnt seen this in stores, went to the actual brewery for this one

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of yossarian14
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of jonathaniler
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,016 ratings.
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