Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Chipotle & Cocoa

 
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Black Marlin Porter brewed with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs.

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3.2
gnoff (10226) - 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.

3.8
beer-yum (1656) - 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.

3.7
TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
Dark brown color. Huge cocoa, chilli notes in the nose with a touch of tobacco. The mouth is malty, fairly dry, lots of chilli and chocolate. Spicy cacao finish. Very nice and I like this experiment.

4
Berard (639) - 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

3.5
jmccdo (1) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
On tap at mellow mushroom in greensboro, nc. Smokey, spicy. Made my nose run a little. Nice treat!

4.4
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

3.8
marcus (10148) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate, treacle and pepper aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with just the right amount of heat.

3.5
oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with a slight pepper aroma. Taste is peppers with a slight roastyness

3.8
bhensonb (15094) - 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.

4.2
dcschiller (2208) - 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.


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