anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate and chipotle aroma. Roasted malty spicy chocolate and chipotle peppers flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy chili and chocolate finish with hints of caramel. Travlr (24775) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the Ballast Point taproom - San Diego. Pours rich black-brown with a frothy tan head. Good chili kick in this one, balanced by dry, bittersweet baking cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lingering semi-dark chocolate finish, chili punch, some burnt earth. Solid. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a finger of tan head.
S: Really quite smokey with lots of earthy tones, so the chipotle is really coming through. Plenty of roasted malt and only a mild dark chocolate/cocoa aroma to it. Not really much sweetness.
T: I was surprised how much spice this beer had to it. A big kick of heat from the chipotle peppers which also impart a big time earthiness and smokiness to the beer. Moderately roasty with a more pronounced chocolate quality to them.
M: Medium in body and carbonation.
O: The chile pepper is quite strong, but I thought it was pretty decent and it worked alright with the chocolate and porter base. Ferris (15275) - 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.
bhensonb (15194) - 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. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate malt with light chalky character, light coffee, nice. In mouth, a nice bitter sweet chocolate with smooth peaty notes, faint pepper burn, dark fruits, plums interesting. On tap at Timothy O’toole’s. slowrunner77 (12044) - 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." gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
As "Ballast Point Black Marlin (Chipotle)".marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
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.
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.