Black Marlin Porter | Ballast Point Brewing Company

very good
1,017 Ratings
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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Photo of Merkur
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Ballast Point Tasting room.

Beer pours a nice dark brown with a fair amount of white head.

The beer smells very roasty and malty. A bit of coffee in there, too.

Beer tastes like it smells. Very roasty and delicious. A good bit of chocolate and maltiness.

Beer was a bit on the thin side for a porter.

Overall a very good porter.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KarlosT
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting ... had this beer over 2 days. Found that I liked it considerable more the 2nd day when used in conjunction w/ a spicy mexican meal. I always try to put in my 2 cents before reading the other reviewing. Curious as to their comments.

coffee brown, w/ little head

burnt molasses smell

also a burnt molasses taste. but not sweet. It also had an interesting after taste that I couldn't identify, but found that I enjoyed more on the 2nd day. Hoping to see if other reviewers can identify that flavor better than I.

right amount of carbonation (minimal for a porter). pleasant

glad I waited til the 2nd day to rate. Expect to buy again in the future.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Florida9
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark brown in color, almost black, but it's actually fairly translucent with a good bit of light coming through around the edges. Forms a good two fingers of light tan head that slowly reduces to a thick ring and a surface coating. Very little lacing.

S: Aroma is of molasses, dark and sweet. Sweet malty fruits, blackberries, and dark roasted malts. A little coffee.

T: Mildly sweet. Lots of roasted malts, more molasses, some coffee and a hint of char. Finishes dry with a cocoa powder chalkiness.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Appropriate carbonation. Smooth. Mild bitterness. Dry on the finish.

O: A very good porter. Great balance of flavors and rather drinkable as well.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, some coffee. Taste is strong coffee up front, roasted malts, very mild hops. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall if coffee is your thing, an enjoyable beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a mountain of off-white, brownish head that has great retention. The nose has notes of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. The taste is deep roasted malts with some notes of coffee and a faint note of chocolate. There is a faint hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied, and lightly carbonated.

This one is rich, chocolatey, roasty, smooth, and best of all easily drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Black Marlin Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,017 ratings.
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