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:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 08-26-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Thanks to Scott for sending me this one in the Good Beers BIF!

A: Pours black with a two finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some foam on top. Nice lacing down the sides.

S: Very roasty, with some dark malt, chocolate and a little coffee. Surprisingly hoppy as well, with some citrus.

T: A nice combination of roasted dark malt, chocolate, and a little bit of coffee. There is a hint of citrus, but very faint. Slight smoky flavor on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very easy drinking.

O: Solid porter, very easy drinking and tasty. Another good beer from Ballast Point.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light green hops with some light roasted malt notes is quite pleasant. Taste is an interesting mix between some green hops with light bitter notes and some roasted malt with light dry aftertaste. Body is quite full with light creamy notes and good carbonation. Nothing over the top in this beer though well brewed and easily drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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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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%

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