Foxbush (991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my fifth beer of Christmas 2011. The porter is one of my favorite beer styles. This is good one. The Black Marlin poured a deep dark chocolaty color with smallish head that disipated to white collar around the glass. The porter had lively carbonation and a medium body. There was chocolate on the nose and taste. Smooth finish with no bitter aftertaste.
EithCubes (4199) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In honor of ... the Marlins’ black uniform tops? Nose is sweet, inky, dark roast. Pours deep brown-black with a jiggly tan head. Taste very sweet, dark (black) roast with a little tar, very watery body but a coating and creamy feel, dash of mocha and even mild licorice. Minimal hopping but there is a sense of balance. Light bitterness underneath, but lots of rich chocolate. If it were weaker I’d call it sessionable, but as it stands, somewhat insignificant; tooth-fuzzing sweetness reminiscent of industrial German Schwarzbiere.
nuplastikk (3286) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on Nitro. Opaque brown black body, Thin, patchy beige head. Deep and rich, this is a really balanced, excellent Porter. Big roasty chocolate tone, but also a nice hop balance. Rich, woderfully executed. Phenomenal, World Class.
boozedude (1006) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into glass...black pour with kacki head...chocolate fruit aroma..taste is some coco and malts..some metallic an the backend
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 22 oz. medium head. Heavy palette. Good coffee and chocolate flavor. Would have again
Yorker (585) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and grapefruity hops. Flavour is roasted malt and chocolate – with a smooth finish. Very drinkable.
Welley_Alves (101) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excelente Porter da Ballast Point. Coloração escura, encimada por espuma toffee de media formacao. Aroma característico de cafe e chocolate, com leve amargor. Na boca, corpo médio, com notas de cafe, chocolate, amargor médio. Ótimo balanço de malte. Final seco, com notas de cafe e chocolate. Ótima breja!
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StevieT (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved it! Smooth, dark, rich taste. Wish I had bought more of them. A new favourite to have with a roast dinner.
QuezXLV (372) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nutty and roasted taste. A but earthy in the aroma. Not sure if this has to do with this being expired but its thinner on the palate than I would expect for a porter.
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changeup45 (1560) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Deep brown color with some reddish highlights and a thin tan head on top. The aroma is rather chocolaty; ash, toasty malt, and very light dark fruity notes mix in. The body is creamy but a shade on the thin side. The flavor shows bitter dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, roasty-ashy malt, some sweet mocha, and dry bitter hops. The finished product is a touch sweet, but there’s enough bitterness and roast to counter most that. This isn’t great but it is a very solid, well-rounded, Porter. No complaints.
junon (314) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is of faint chocolate and oats. Flavour is of mild bitterness with a tiny hint of citrus. Kind of poor finish though.