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Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter



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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A hoppy twist on the classic English Porter. Our Black Marlin Porter stands out in a town known primarily for its IPA’s. We craft it from a unique blend of roasted and crystallized malts that give it a smooth, chocolaty, caramel profile. Then toss in a healthy dose of American hops to serve up full-bodied flavor worthy of its San Diego roots.

Editor’s Note: Old versions were 5.9% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5114) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Little Italy, San Diego, CA

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, chocolate and cocoa powder. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and salty with hints of licorice, cocoa and coffee. Finish is smooth, crisp and slightly salty with hints of licorice. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Brewing Co (Little Italy), San Diego, CA. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich strong roastiness, some redcurrant and floral notes. Flavour of roastiness, coffee, a bit of sourness, grassy bitterness, licorice and burnt biscuit. Medium bodied. A bit too burnt for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1091) - USA - AUG 7, 2015
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is mild cocoa with some roasted coffee notes. Flavor is a little sweet with some bitter coffee notes in the finish. Very smooth finish and a nice full body. Excellent porter. Wife: 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (762) - Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Natural roasted malt smell. Great dark appearance with copious head. Very smooth, a little thin. Smokey roasted malt taste, slightly off aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1467) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Hazy red black brew with a firm head of tan tiny bubbles. Nose is dark roasted malt carmelization and a good amount of hops. Taste is roasted malt up front that broadens into a nice caramel molasses flavor with a nice balance hop bite on the finish. a very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2414) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 16, 2015
On tap at Ballast Point in Little Italy, San Diego, CA. Opaque, dark mahogany with a khaki head and fair lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and sweet dark fruit. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours out with a thick, fluffy beige head, which fades quickly. Aroma is fairly light, but taste comes on much richer, and finishes even better. Elements of wood, molasses, chocolate and burnt toast. Body thin, but this is all about the flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (293) - Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Big bottle into fancy stout glass. Black w thick head. Mild aroma of coffee and chocolate. Similar taste w biscuit notes and bitter finish. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1085) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle poured dark brown hue w/ large thick tan head and some lacing. Bold roasty malty aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are dark toast, roasted marshmallows, straw, and grapefruit rind. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigericsports (35) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Pours black with a big, mocha head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, dark chocolate, toffee and roasted coffee. Well balanced and very drinkable porter, will buy again.

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