wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft in Little Italy. Red/copper color with tan head. Nose is roast and spice. Flavor is dominated by spice, sharp and roasty with some smoke. Not really my style.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10oz snifter on tap at Neonís, for $6. Very dark brown, near-black color. Thin light brown / khaki head. Good bits and short ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Kind of a chewy, bigger texture. Lightly dry finish. Good bigger roast, dark malts, hint of coffee, good dark chocolate aroma. Pepper is much more subtle and well-integrated than expected. Much more balanced than habanero sculpin, works great with the rich, dark malt flavors of Marlin. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Good light peppery heat creeps up on you in the finish, but itís more of a warm hug on the palate than a peppery kick. Up front, the pepper backs off enough to let the dark chocolate and roast malt flavors shine. Definitely the best pepper porter Iíve had yet, much better than expected.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stagshead as part of flight of bizarre flavored beers I designed. Pours nice brown but with chili burn on nose. Tastes of cocoa, anise, smoke, cola, and lots of chipotle chili. Normally chipotles arenít this hot but more smoky and this could be a touch more subdued with heat for me. Lots of flavors though and cleared sinuses.
gnoff (7030) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As "Ballast Point Black Marlin (Chipotle)".
Draught at "GŲteborgs Porterfestival" 2013. November 16.
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent. Malty, grainy taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
beer-yum (234) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An enjoyable porter with an unexpected punch. The chilli is front and centre but is nicely balanced with the chocolate and coffee that fills out the finish.
TimE (2778) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Huge cocoa, chilli notes in the nose with a touch of tobacco. The mouth is malty, fairly dry, lots of chilli and chocolate. Spicy cacao finish. Very nice and I like this experiment.
Berard (86) - - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours nearly black with creme colored head that dissipates. Coffee aroma with mild carbonation. Coffee flavors with chipotle spice on the tongue.
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jmccdo (1) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at mellow mushroom in greensboro, nc. Smokey, spicy. Made my nose run a little. Nice treat!
imgod945 (2) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this at The Hop at Beacon, NY...Went really well with their food offerings.
The spicy kick was great...and the beer, though dark, was easier to drink than we expected.
Got a growler to go, as I am not sure where to fine it in NYC
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate, treacle and pepper aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with just the right amount of heat.