Black Marlin | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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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: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 08-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,037
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
1,040
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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91
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Photo of Chefannexy
4.89/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great balance of coffee aroma and cocoa. Great finish and lingering hops.

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Photo of Vader444
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brenn79
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle- Pours mostly black with a fairly small light tan head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is dark roasted malts, dark berries, cocoa. The taste is cocoa up front, quality coffee, the hops are noticeable, but not distracting, dark roasted malts, really well blended beer here. Tasty.

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Photo of Lebowskied
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.14/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Black Marlin from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 1,040 ratings