Lagunitasfan (1323) - 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. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.dfearnley (2317) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
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.
Bottle to pint glass
Chocolate, a little coffee, pepper, chipotle, sweet malt
Dark brown with a tan head.
Strong chipotle, chocolate, and toasted malt.
Strong peppery burn. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft - Chocolate, chipotle and gap dark roast. Jet black with light head. Chocolate, chipotle and a bit of chilli heat on the back of the throat. Well done, likely the best chipotle beer I have had. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Another pepper beer, another winner. It doesn’t hurt that these are mostly excellent beers to begin with, but damn...where will it end. The super smooth Black Marlin is still such, with hints of bittersweet cocoa and smokey chipotle spice (mild) in the nose and flavor. Another treat."
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 8, 2015
Draft. Deep black, thick and intimidating. The thin, half-finger head is tan and dense. Smoky mole sauce in the nose. Chipotle, barbacoa, toast, toasted oats. The flavor delivers moderate smoky pepper heat, great chipotle flavor and spice. A smash of orange peel as well, balancing dark and bitter cocoa. Some sharp pepper notes come off like jalapeño juice. Smooth medium body, velvety, soft as down. Good stuff. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, 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 bb (9789) - 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. bhensonb (15760) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours quite black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is slightly smoky. Med body. Flavor is smoky with chili burn. Mild dark malt. Some chocolate. Finishes sort of smoky, spicy, subdued baking chocolate. Strongly flavored. Good stuff. beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
An enjoyable porter with an unexpected punch. The chilli is front and centre but is nicely balanced with the chocolate and coffee that fills out the finish.