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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Pours porter brown w/ a shallow creamy froth. Aromas of leathered dark cocoa w/ a slight whiff of pine. Medium nectar w/ soft residual effers. Roasted flavors are in balance. Predominant bakers cocoa w/ moderate malt. Not too dry. Hints of fruit w/ leather, roasted coffee bean, cigar, and slightly roasted caramel. The finish is long with perfect bittering. I love this stuff. Good cold or not so cold. Overall: well balanced with bright flavors. This one gives Fullers London Porter a run for the money. Highly recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Flavor is very sweet; lots of caramel, adn chocolate that well overpower the bitterness. Very smooth finish. Rich.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5322) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Aroma is rich and smoky with tones of quality roast coffee and molasses and just a hint of unsweetened chocolate. It pours a nearly black opaque sable with a fairly thick and somewhat persistent light tan head. Mouth-filling taste has flavors of good coffee and molasses with hints of licorice and toffee. Texture is exceptionally smooth with a good firm tingle. Definitely work catching.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Dan Murphys. Very well balanced. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a thin head.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2013
This is a pretty darn tasty porter, almost has a stout feel with the graininess in the finish. The sweetness is just the right amount so it goes down real smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle at BrewDog, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clean aroma, very creamy and milky choco taste with a very light spice on the tongue, dry light hop finish. Very tasty, love the hop twist with plays with the traditional porter elements throughout his beer! Another fine beer from this brewery!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltman53 (467) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bomber pours coffee-black with a thin tan head. Not much on the nose, but lots on the palate: Coffee, black licorice, bitter chocolate. The high hop profile in this porter really gives it a nice roasted malt/bitter finish. Overall, an excellent American-style porter.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1650) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erikalee (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2007 does not count
Oh how I love the Black Marlin Porter. It has a suble aroma that sparks curiousity immediately. The rich, deep color sits solid in a glass. The head is dense and not fluffy, which is nice, because it isnt fizzy like some others can be. It is a great dinner beer that goes with ANY food. The aftertaste sits on your tongue to enjoy long after youve finished.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle. Black with creamy head. Rich malty chocolate aroma that just gets better the longer it sits and warms. Perfectly smooth and creamy on the palate. Great rich flavor of chocolate and hints of caramel. Not too heavy and not overly watery. Goldilocks would say "this one is just right".


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