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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Black Marlin Porter brewed with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs.


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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Massive amounts of smoke and peppers. The chipotle really shines here. Porter is a little lost in the beer, but still an excellent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Smoky aroma with light roasted peppers. Spicy peppery flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Spicy peppers linger with malt and light cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
On tap takeover at Cole’s in Buffalo. Dark pour with slight head only. Aroma is spicy. Taste is crazy hot and doesn’t go away quickly. The heat burns and lingers but is oddly appealing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tap. Pours black solid Yan head. Pepper aroma. Taste is very hot chocolate and not much else

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Chalsk (1065) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap at Ballast Point (Scripts Ranch Location). Pours with a near black hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are intensely smokey, strong chipotle, earthy, dusty cocoa, bloody mary, earthy spice. Flavors show a moderate peppery heat presence, chipotle, smokey, earthy, nutty, spice, cocoa. Medium bubbles with a fuller body and a mild heat. That said, its not the easiest beer to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANGRYCPA (50) - - MAY 5, 2012
On tap at Ballast Point. Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Coffee, pepper and Chocolate aroma, very nice. Flavor is coffee, chipotle, chocolate and finishes with a huge bite from the pepper. Sensational!
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2012 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Ballast Point. Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Coffee, pepper and Chocolate aroma, very nice. Flavor is coffee, chipotle, chocolate and finishes with a huge bite from the pepper. Sensational!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2662) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Half pint at brewery. Good aroma, sweet and hot. Cocoa, chipotle. Blackish brown color. Good head and lace. Sweet hot flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, hot sweet finish. Darn tasty wonderful flavor. Perfect sweet hot mix

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
On tap at Old Grove. Pours a pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, bakers chocolate, peppers, coffee,and some earthiness. Taste is spicy upfront with a lot of earthy chipotle, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Has medium full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a spicy, earthy finish. overall,a very interesting and tasty version of Black Marlin.
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2011 Total Score: 4
Pours a brownish black with a tan head and nice lacing. aroma is of coco, coffee, smoke, and pepper. flavor is of roasted malts, coco, coffee, smoked pepper, and some earthyness. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a long, peppery finnish. overall, a very unique and tasty porter and my favorite of BA’s pepper beers.


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