PatrickYEG (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2017
Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly of the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast...or dessert.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone willisread (3554) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Tap at Craft Brewed. Pours a clear brown to black with a small bit of beige head. Light chocolate milk, roasted malt on the nose. Roasty on the palate, cacao. Decent but doesn’t really stand out. AgentAle (1807) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2017
Aroma is toffee, caramel and vanilla beans. Taste is a rich palette of coffee, dark chocolate and fig. Good balance and complex. Niko100 (2985) - Chicago, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, some hops, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, cocoa/chocolate, hops, coffee grounds, and some vanilla; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very enjoyable porter. MarcoDL (5321) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of mocha, malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste has filter coffee, mocha, caramel, mild licorice and chocolate. Solid.
ChiGuy68 (609) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Tasted from a bomber. It poured totally opaque. Roasted malty mocha aroma. Looks like a glass of espresso with a frothy brown cappuccinoesque head. A smooth tasting porter with serious coffee and coco character and a hint of vanilla on the finish. Delish!. First non-ale I’ve tried from Ballast Point, but it definitely will not be my last. Zymurgeist2 (2349) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 30, 2017
From bomber to tulip glass. Powdered cocoa and a cold pressed coffee aroma. Pours deep brown with tan head that delicately fades to a ring and dusting across the top. Taste is also chalky, dusted cocoa. Racks near bone dry! An acidic dryness comes through with minimal bitterness. weihenweizen (4050) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is coffee, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is coffee, chocolate, some spicy herbal hops, and roasted malt. superspak (5891) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2017
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/27/2016. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, fruitiness, herbal, roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, fruitiness, herbal, roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal hop and roast/coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, light smoke/vanilla, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roasted bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an amazing American coffee porter! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Huge and vibrant on coffee complexity, with a spot on base porter that is never overly roasty. A highly enjoyable offering. olio (10471) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
65 cl bottle.
Rated on 20170520.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malts on the nose, mocha, coffee and subtle vanilla. Flavor is toasted malty with coffee bitterness, some mocha and cocoa notes, distant vanilla on the finish. Good.