on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
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

Brodies_Best's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodies_Best (253) - Auckland Central, - AUG 27, 2012
650 ml bottle at the Hop garden. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is of sweet malt, raw dusty slightly caramel tones. Taste is bitter medium bodied. Aftertaste of coffee, sweetness, burnt malt and earthy core.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1889) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Pours very dark brown. Thin tan head. Aroma is slight roast. Very hoppy. More of an India brown than a porter. But good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (319) - - NOV 14, 2014
Opaque, tight lacing. Full body, smooth texture and length, low alcohol heat and carbonation, weak finish Bitter but balanced, Strong coffee flavor, nothing much else. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (585) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Draft pour at special brews. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is almost sour, with a bit of chocolate. Love the roasted malt flavor. A bit sweet up front, but finishes on the smokey side. Really good porter here. Enjoyed this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (216) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Dudes at Ballast Point! Fresh aromas: caramel, floral, light citrus, dough, maybe some woody vanilla. Taste is very well balanced. Starts out bitter then sour, sweet, umami.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2053) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Exceptionally attractive dark ruby body with a rather weak but semi-durable head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma: attractive and enticing, with hints of dark fruits and toffee. Flavor: bitterness builds to a choice mild-moderate level in the finish and aftertaste. Hops surely temper the sweetness but don’t otherwise contribute much to the taste until the lasting aftertaste. O: a well-crafted, relatively dry porter. Allowed to warm for about 15 minutes it nonetheless improved with further warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, maybe some dark chocolate. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, small, beige, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, toasted flavours, coffee, dry finish. Overall: nice Porter, well-balanced. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point brewery. Pours black with firm tan head. Nose shows bitter coffee, cocoa, and a light hoppiness. Taste is much the same. Light coffee, roasted malts, cocoa and slight hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
the roasted malty aroma was fantastic...reminded me of the better porters, as well as GD Hibernation, a favorite old ale. silky smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, with a flavor that nearly matches the aroma. just excellent, and one of my new favorite porters."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (120) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Decent lil porter. Nothing really stands out and even though it's advertised that this is supposed to be a hoppier porter I really didn't see it as such. Not overwhelming but not underwhelming at the same time. Good lil English porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1523) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Tap @ Flying Pie: dark dark brown with red tints and a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt followed by a well balanced flavor of charcoal and choco-coffee malts. Great brew!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 67

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50