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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%
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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.

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2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Pretty disappointed with this beer. I was looking forward to an oaked porter but...well. On to the review. A slightly oaky aroma with a roasty/dark chocolate character, and a bit of vanilla. Tastes somewhat sour with an earthy hook to keep things from falling apart. Finish is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (3042) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Tap, OBriens 8/19/06. Pours very black in color. Not quite pitch black. Pretty foam free. Roasted coffee is dominant. Sweet malty flavor. Pretty full flavored and roasty. A slight bit of bitterness with a smooth mouthfeel. Fairly complex with a little bit of whiskey.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 Growler from the brewery: Initial sniff has a hint of whiskey. Black in color with just a hint of purple, held up to a flashlight and a small, fading light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate with coffee and cream and a hint of licorice as it warms. Flavor starts with a little coffee followed by bitter sweet chocolate and a little whiskey in the finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with modest carbonation.


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