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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
kryon (1104) - 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 (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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, 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 (7454) - 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 (445) - 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 (2262) - 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 (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

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.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap at Gingerman. Seriously WTF. I love Ballast Point but this is just drinking pepper sauce with a hint of cocoa. This is an extreme beer that is just not for me or 99 percent of beer drinkers. From a craft standpoint I don’t understand it.


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