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Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Bourbon Barrel



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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours dark and thick with a creamy white beige head. The aroma brings some brown sugar sweetness and then a bit of vanilla and oak. The flavor brings a shot of bourbon, smooth though, but falling short on body and complexity in general. For 6% that makes sense though, so overall I think it is a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
15th July 2012
Buffalo Trace aged. Opaque dark brown beer, pale tan head. Nice toffee caramel nose. Palate is light and semi crisp. Taste follows the nose. Mellow dark malt with rich caramel, a little toffee and mild minerals. Mild tang. Pretty mellow whisky. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmsulliv (219) - - FEB 15, 2013
Huge bourbon oak aroma. Slight sour taste w oak, porter kicks in second with malty vanilla flavor. Awesome........... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2652) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Deep brown in color. Aroma is that of a turning orange...just past ripe. Flavor is like red apple and roast malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Black pour with a slick of tan foam and heavy lacing. Aroma is light bourbon and oak (more so than the bourbon), roast, chocolate, and slight bitterness. Taste is light bourbon up front with some alcohol spice, roasted chocolate and malt, and spicy oak through the finish. Light, mostly clean mouthfeel although the barrel character lingers. Nice barrel aged treatment if a low ABV beer but by way of comparison markedly less impact in both aroma and taste as compared to BA Nut Brown from Ale Smith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
This one poured a medium brown color with a beiege head. Aroma was chocolate, tequila, light roast and some earthy notes. Flavor was earthy and liquor like, some vegetal and stale coffee, but velvety smoooth at the same time. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque brown with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa powder, and dark roasted malt with a light coffee note. Flavor is the same, quite smooth with light sweetness and no real bitterness other than a very light coffee aftertaste. Medium body and a warming finish that was a bit surprising for the relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bourbon chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Thanks Drew! Sweet, fruity, smoky, boozy nose. Flavors of chocolate, licorice, booze, dark fruits. Sweet w/ slight spice. Super creamy & vanilla notes. Very easy to drink. A real treat!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Draft at ballast point with Linh. Pours a deep brown boy with spotty off white lacing. Aroma is extremely muted chocolate malts. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with notes of chocolate malts, Spice, light vanilla, roast and coffee.

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