RATINGS: 759   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 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.

Editor’s Note: Old versions were 5.9% abv

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3.3
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draught with thin head on dark brown body. Aroma of roasted coffee and hint of licorice. Taste a little bitter and has a slick consistency.


3.6
Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Pours a finger and half of head on a black body. Aroma is mostly molasses, some roasted malt and lemon, and some more molasses. Taste is molasses, roasted malt and dark chocolate sweet. Texture is smooth.

3.9
WillRunForBeer (2623) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber shared by John. Thanks! No date. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, toffee, coffee. Flavor follows. Dark chocolate, coffee. A bit of pine bitterness in the finish.

3.8
rami_pl (3296) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Black Marlin Porter by Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku Bardzo pijalny, lekki, ladnie zlozony i zrownowazony, czeko jest, kawa jest, lekki w odbiorze, przemily, do picia wiadrami :)

3.8
malrubius (2856) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle from Brewfest Beverage. Dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. Chocolate chip cookie dough aroma cocoa with light leafy fruity hop aroma. Chocolate medium sweetness with some fig and and coffee woody medium roasted bitterness with a hint of fruit. Medium light body and fairly oily. Very good.

3.1
oobawa (1301) - 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
bpar73 (1117) - 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
jmgreenuk (9300) - 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
kajser27 (1785) - 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
MetalNHopHead (1886) - 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. There’s a refreshing mineral taste combined with bright roast, hoppy character. Chocolaty body with some subtle notes of cream and coffee. It’s a rich, robust Porter but remarkably easy to drink.

3.7
Gerbeer (3674) - 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


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