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Black Marlin Porter - Cocoa Chipotle - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Black Marlin Porter - Cocoa Chipotle
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%


Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 05-05-2011)
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d4114

California

4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

March 28th 2011-

The nose is mostly normal but with a added earthiness with it. Taste follows the nose normal but with that earthiness beers with peppers seem to get, its not a normal earthiness just the only way I can describe it. Has a very pleasant burn in the back of your throat. Every time I have a beer with peppers I really like it this ones no different.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 00:55:07 | More by d4114
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Black Marlin Porter - Cocoa Chipotle from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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