Black Marlin Porter | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Black Marlin PorterBlack Marlin Porter
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Black Marlin PorterBlack Marlin Porter

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xlperro on 08-26-2002

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: solid brown 650mL bottle with a cool label.

Appearance: about as good as a a porter gets on the pour. Close to jet black with a fine carbonation, a great tan head that jumps to about 2 inches and drops to 2-fingers with great retention and webbed lacing. Looks good!

Aroma: smooth on the aroma, much sweeter than the usual porter. More notes of chocolate and milky coffee than the normal roast coffee and malts. Still a bit light, but that's porters for you.

Taste: fantastic again - one of the best porters I have had. Sweet, almost a milk stout. The main flavour is definitely chocolate, with some biscuit and coffee malts backing up. A touch of spice trails along. Very drinkable.

Aftertaste: lingers nicely, with the bittering coffee malts coming through more strongly.

Mouth feel: medium-to-full bodied with light carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: one of the better porters I have had - and it's one of my preferred styles. Good combination of chocolate, milk, coffee and some light spices.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Poured a blackish body with two-finger tan head that left a lace ring on top of an aroma comprised of roasted and smokey malts, spicy hops and minor sweetness. Very smooth, easy to drink, but not in a slick, watery way, the taste itself being of roasted coffee, some caramel sweetness, touch of dark fruity hops, all blended well together for one great porter. Mixes sweet and roasted malts along with hops for fruit notes and crisp finish for balance; this is a well-assembled porter and very affordable compared to others.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.6% out of 100 with 1,026 ratings
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