RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hoppy twist on the classic English Porter. Our Black Marlin Porter stands out in a town known primarily for its IPAs. 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.

Editors Note: Old versions were 5.9% abv

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cooplander's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
black color, aroma of coffee, chocolate, hops, same flavors, roasted malts, ash, smoke, pine/floral hops, easy to drink, pretty enjoyable


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1561) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 2, 2017
Dark brown to black colored, medium frothy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, dark chocolate, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet malt, some caramel, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, medium cocoa bitterness, dry finish and a lasting roasty bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily. (bottle)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1652) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2016
It was pretty cool to have one of the original Ballast Point brews at one of their San Diego taprooms. Black Marlin represents a blend of both the English and American Porter styles. Theres a refreshing mineral taste combined with bright roast, hoppy character. Chocolaty body with some subtle notes of cream and coffee. Its a rich, robust Porter but remarkably easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Aromas of dark fruit syrup, chocolate, and pine. Flavors of dusty dry malts, nuts, dark chocolate and pine. Light. Good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (249) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
black with a tan head that leaves lacing. aroma is cocoa, coffee, and roast. Flavor is the cocoa, coffee, roast, nuts, and bitter at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (613) - - MAY 7, 2016
Deep black with quickly fading brown head. Roast cocoa nibs dipped in caramel on the nose. Full bodied with deep roast notes like 85% cocoa chocolate spread on toast. Lasting grass filled bitter finish. Outstanding! Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a nice brownish black color. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and a hint of bitter smoke. Flavor has a burnt chocolate/coffee taste to it, nice touch of creaminess coming in at the end. Damn fine porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours black with a nice soft tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee beans, ash, metal. Taste is coffee, light bitter chocolate, coffee grounds. Just fine, but does not stand out.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (1056) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a near black from a bottle. Burnt molasses odor with coffee beans, flavor somewhat similar with an oddly thick oily mouthfeel. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (740) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Black/brown pour - thin tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, hint of charred nuts, coffee, chocolate, and a slight grassy hop note. Flavor is a lot more of the heavily roasted malt, dose of dark roast coffee, caramel, and then has a nice hop bitterness to offset things. Palate appropriate for the style. Nice beer overall!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Draft. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste are coffee, chocolate and a little dark fruit. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.


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