Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Bourbon Barrel

 
overall
95
98
style
RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.9
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, smooth mix of bitter chocolate, licorice, and bourbon barrel. In mouth, nice chocolate cherries with bourbon notes, wood and licorice over earming alcohol.

3.9
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours dark and thick with a creamy white beige head. The aroma brings some brown sugar sweetness and then a bit of vanilla and oak. The flavor brings a shot of bourbon, smooth though, but falling short on body and complexity in general. For 6% that makes sense though, so overall I think it is a decent brew.

3.7
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
15th July 2012
Buffalo Trace aged. Opaque dark brown beer, pale tan head. Nice toffee caramel nose. Palate is light and semi crisp. Taste follows the nose. Mellow dark malt with rich caramel, a little toffee and mild minerals. Mild tang. Pretty mellow whisky. Good stuff!

4
bmsulliv (219) - - FEB 15, 2013
Huge bourbon oak aroma. Slight sour taste w oak, porter kicks in second with malty vanilla flavor. Awesome........... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Deep brown in color. Aroma is that of a turning orange...just past ripe. Flavor is like red apple and roast malt.

3.5
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Black pour with a slick of tan foam and heavy lacing. Aroma is light bourbon and oak (more so than the bourbon), roast, chocolate, and slight bitterness. Taste is light bourbon up front with some alcohol spice, roasted chocolate and malt, and spicy oak through the finish. Light, mostly clean mouthfeel although the barrel character lingers. Nice barrel aged treatment if a low ABV beer but by way of comparison markedly less impact in both aroma and taste as compared to BA Nut Brown from Ale Smith.

3.7
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
This one poured a medium brown color with a beiege head. Aroma was chocolate, tequila, light roast and some earthy notes. Flavor was earthy and liquor like, some vegetal and stale coffee, but velvety smoooth at the same time. Interesting.

3.8
bytemesis (8451) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque brown with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa powder, and dark roasted malt with a light coffee note. Flavor is the same, quite smooth with light sweetness and no real bitterness other than a very light coffee aftertaste. Medium body and a warming finish that was a bit surprising for the relatively low ABV.

3.8
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bourbon chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon finish.

4.1
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Thanks Drew! Sweet, fruity, smoky, boozy nose. Flavors of chocolate, licorice, booze, dark fruits. Sweet w/ slight spice. Super creamy & vanilla notes. Very easy to drink. A real treat!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5