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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Black Marlin Porter brewed with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6018) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez The Dirty Truth (Northampton, MA) au coût de 7,00$. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de piment chipotle en arrière goût. (Rating #5525)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Black with a fizzy head. Roasted grain and subtle pepper aroma. Chocolate and sweet roasted grain up front with a pepper heat on the back end. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
22 oz bottle shared at Kan’s. Thanks! Pours a nice murky brownish pour, some lighter edges, with a decent frothy tannish brown head. Laces small. Aromas are some lighter cocoa, toffee, and toast, touches of roast and light peppery life. Initial is medium to lighter bodied, some moderate chili bite up front with some good earthy chiles, light cocoa, toffee, and roast. Some coffee, toast, and biscuits. The chiles take over a bit, moving into heat, pepper. A bit overwhelming. Warm finish. Interesting, not bad. But the peppers really take a dominant hold and is a bit harsh/not as well integrated as hoped for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5028) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
10oz snifter on tap at Neon’s, 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 it’s 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 I’ve had yet, much better than expected.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
bottle. pours murky brown with off white head. aroma has a big big chili nose with smokey ash notes. flavors of strong chili peppers!! Wow that’s hot! smokey character. just way too hot for me and undrinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
dark brown body... the nose is nice, chocolate with some chili, no hint of what was about come... taste starts off with chocolate and some hot chili, too hot though, as you drink it gets hotter and out of balanced, volcanic... not something I can recommend

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Balast point chipotle black marlin porter. 22oz bottle thanks to tim!... Pours a medium cola brown pour with lighter edges and a thin film of light beige head... Peppery odiferousness with a sharpness to it. Overpowers everything else.. flavors are predominantly focused on the pepper nature which grasps, takes hold, and never leaves. Porter qualities are left grabbing for a chance to appear but never really let’s go. Thin to medium bodied. Overwhelmed by the amount of heat. 7/3/6/3/13

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Growler of Chipotle Cocoa Black Marlin. Pours dark with a nice light tan creamy head. Nose is chocolaty with waves of chipotle smokiness in the background...it took me a while to find the smokiness for whatever reason, but after about 6 or 7 ounces, it certainly comes to the forefront of the nose. Flavors are much more concentrated on the cocoa aspect than the smokiness of the chipotles, which is kind of a letdown, but the capsicum heat is certainly present, which is good..in fact, this is a nicely spicy beer and you definitely feel that heat for a good time afterwards. Mouthfeel is on the medium to thin side of the spectrum.. I really like the heat here but I just wish it was more smokey because it really just isnt as smokey as it needs to be. Kind of let down..but that being said, there’s still subtle smokiness riding in the background, so all is not lost.


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