Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter

It has been a few weeks since I was able to make it to Kite & Key due to holidays and general laziness. Turns out it's more difficult to go somewhere every week when you don't just walk by it. Who knew. Well, regardless, I made it on Monday and got a glass of Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter.
Solid nose for a porter. Nutty and chocolate with a decent amount of roast in it. Exactly what I want in a porter and I expected good things from it. Body was similar and just as solid with a mix of chocolate and roast with a bit of caramel sweetness. The finish was nice and dry, too, wrapping everything together and keeping you wanting more. Just a real solid porter that's actually distinguishable from a stout which doesn't always happen given the similarities in the styles. Nice stuff.

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