Black Marlin Porter | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,019 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:
1,019
Reviews:
339
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
168
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,019 |  Reviews: 339
Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap, poured an almost black color with a fairly well retained half inch head that left a little lacing. Smell was mostly malts with a hint of coffee and caramel. Taste was primarily roasted malts with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Moderated carbonated and medium mouthfeel. Very good, but nothing special.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Avatar113
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aglassplease
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rogerlb
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, has a nice malt and lager aroma.

Taste is creamy. And malty goodness, but no roasty aspect and therefore quite mellow. Caramel and vanilla notes no doubt contribute. There's a slight dark fruit like plum. The professed hops merely give it body without any real bitter or citrus influence, and this has a better feel than some porters, which tend to be watery. Not here. At 6% you could drink it all day. It's nothing spectacular but quite close to a perfect way to spend your evening.

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Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Studfarm69
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of Donkster46
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IceAce
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Cold_1
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chiva
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of delta490
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep brown, with a big foamy light tan head. The head has very good retention aided by solid steady carbonation. The aroma is a little light, more caramel and a hint of hops and grain with no chocolate. The taste is almost like a schwarzbier, but with a little more caramel to balance the roasted malt flavor. The body is lighter and the carbonation is pretty strong throughout.

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Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,019 ratings.
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