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RATINGS: 50   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imgod945 (2) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
At Old Grove. Pours a dark brown caramel color and a minimal espresso head. Aroma is heavy chipotle and cocoa. Taste is semi sweet with a heavy dose of chipotle and adobo. Thinner bodied and a touch dry. Good, but I wish it were a tad sweeter. I love the heat level, which is probably toouch for most people. There is never a doubt whether Ballast Point uses chili peppers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Brown ish to dark brown. Nice aroma, tan head, coffee slight burnt roast. Not much pepper in aroma but great flavor in the tadte of pepper, great balance of coffee and pepper and slight sweet chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Tap at the brewery in Old Grove. Murky brown color, tan head. Aroma of mild chocolate, coffee grounds, pepper. Taste has LOTS of pepper which dominates the beer, could use a bit more malt offset, but the hop profile is nice.

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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
On tap at BP Old Grove: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a light brown fading head. Aroma is smokey with a hint of cocoa powder. Flavor has some dark chocolate followed quickly by a smokey pepper burn, a hint of coffee finishing with a light coffee bitterness and lingering heat on the back of the tongue. Pallate is light to medium and velvety with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (300) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Draft. Pours nearly black with creme colored head that dissipates. Coffee aroma with mild carbonation. Coffee flavors with chipotle spice on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
On tap at Linda vista location. Nice sharpness added to smooth porter/stout. Not overpowering. If you like the heat in beer, you’ll like this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
On draft at bruery provisions. Reddish copper brown with tan head. Aroma is roasty and spicy. Taste is similar with nice sharp smoothness. Good stuff and not too spicy with a lil smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (882) - 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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