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Black Marlin Porter brewed with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a finger of tan head. S: Really quite smokey with lots of earthy tones, so the chipotle is really coming through. Plenty of roasted malt and only a mild dark chocolate/cocoa aroma to it. Not really much sweetness. T: I was surprised how much spice this beer had to it. A big kick of heat from the chipotle peppers which also impart a big time earthiness and smokiness to the beer. Moderately roasty with a more pronounced chocolate quality to them. M: Medium in body and carbonation. O: The chile pepper is quite strong, but I thought it was pretty decent and it worked alright with the chocolate and porter base.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1374) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Taste is dark brown with no head Aromas of chipotle, coffee, medwurst, chocolate Taste has brown sugar, chipotle, chocolate, dark malts Too low bodied but overall quite ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3357) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA. Pours a opaque deep cola with red highlights. Nose at first is all roasted jalapeño then gains some licorice and cherry. Savory and rich. Big impending heat in the nose. Taste at first is ridiculously thin for porter, more brown ale. Licorice and anise bite at the beginning gets obliterated by hefty jalapeño that is powerful and lingering without any saving hop balance. Harder to drink than Naga Chili Dorado DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
As "Ballast Point Black Marlin (Chipotle)".
Draught at "Göteborgs Porterfestival" 2013. November 16.
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent. Malty, grainy taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresyourball (516) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
On draft at Ballast point in Little Italy. Similar appearance to the regular Black Marlin porter. Dark brown, nearing black, with a thin beige cap. The aroma brings the pepper heat right away. The flavor has all of the characteristics found in the base beer, but these are overshadowed by spicy heat. A beer like this walks a fine line. How do you showcase the chipotle and retain a balanced, drinkable beer? A fun experiment and worth a try...once. A sample pour was all I needed. More than a few ounces would fatigue my palate rather hastily.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3483) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3879) - 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.


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