RATINGS: 755   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bomber. Dark brown with tan head. Medium body, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, mild carbonation, light finish but with flavor. A good porter.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oobawa (881) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Kinda disappointing for a Bally Point dark beer, thin and a bit watery, with a modest mocha roastiness but otherwise fairly indistinguishable from a billion other mediocre porters. Aim for the Founders instead.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (1015) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2017
On tap at Quaker Steak. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Decent, but not great, porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8539) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2017
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Phloen Chit, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is smokey malt, light earthy, liqourice. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a dry, roasty, light coffee, liqourice hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1610) - 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 (1697) - 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 (3419) - 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 (250) - 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 (626) - - 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 (2605) - 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.


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