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Black Marlin Porter - Cocoa Chipotle - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Black Marlin Porter - Cocoa Chipotle
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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negroobserver

New York

3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Found this on tap at a craft beer shop in Brooklyn, NYC.

The color is a dark, deep brown/black. Almost no light passes through the glass.

Smells of Chipotle. Strong dominant spicy aroma. It's kind of hard to gather much of anything else.

The first kick is the hardest. This will definitley leave your tongue numb. I love my spicy foods, but the heat here doesn't really do much for me. The burn is definitely there and it dominates everything. Near the end of my beer, I found that my tongue could not distinguish any flavor at all. My buds overloaded and became numb.

Can't really comment on this because the heat did not really allow me to enjoy the mouthfeel. I didn't see much carbonation in the glass so you won't be getting any tingling sensation from that.

Overall... It's a bold experiment, but I don't see myself coughing up another $10 for a pint of this. I satisfied my curiosity but didn't find any satisfaction with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2013 22:31:17 | More by negroobserver
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wethorseblanket

California

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ the Old Grove location.

A: Pours black with a thin off-white head/tan head which fades to a thin cap and rim leaving splotchy lace.

N: Smoke, malts, chili spices.

T: Roasty and smokey, chili peppers, faint chocolate and caramel.

M: Moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. Finishes spicy and smokey.

O: An interesting smoked jalapeño chili beer. Not too hot and not lingering.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2014 03:01:30 | More by wethorseblanket
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-20-2014 00:10:16 | More by Nightrain87
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-12-2014 20:49:13 | More by mmmbeerNY
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-13-2014 20:35:43 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-23-2014 09:33:58 | More by kerry4porters
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ari32

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-19-2014 12:47:46 | More by ari32
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California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-09-2014 21:07:15 | More by Wolberjs
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Kenai4

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Ballast point in Little Italy.

Similar appearance to the regular Black Marlin porter. Dark brown, nearing black, with a thin beige cap. The aroma brings the pepper heat right away. The flavor has all of the characteristics found in the base beer, but these are overshadowed by spicy heat. A beer like this walks a fine line. How do you showcase the chipotle and retain a balanced, drinkable beer? A fun experiment and worth a try...once. A sample pour was all I needed. More than a few ounces would fatigue my palate rather hastily.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2013 16:44:33 | More by Huhzubendah
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-29-2013 17:02:29 | More by KevinGordon
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this in tap at the Ballast Point tap room and kitchen in the Little Italy neighborhood. Cool place and lots of beer choices. Appearance was no different than the black marlins I've had previously, black. Aroma was chipotle pepper and the flavor was adobo sauce. This wasn't hot but it was seriously all chipotle, felt very one dimensional. I think the regular version is better.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2013 00:42:33 | More by ArrogantB
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Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Georgia

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Illinois

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Black Marlin Porter - Cocoa Chipotle from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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