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Brewed by Marble
Style: Stout
Manchester, England

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Special.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2012
Cask at Bow Bar. Big gingerbread, treacle, light vanilla nose. Nice balance of sweet and roasty, warm ginger, liquorice, dark chocolate, rich vanilla malts, treacle. Soft roast bitter finish. Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hlc (10) - - JUL 3, 2012
not much ginger on the aroma, but this leads to wonderfully complex drink the ginger hiding under a great malt profile that holds its bitterness and tiny underlying bitterness holding it all together, really a must try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
14th June 2012
Bottle at the CP&K, Scopey’s Birthday Bash. Cheers Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer. Small pale tan head. Light airy palate, fairly dry. Very mild dark malts with a little lacto. Mild mellow ginger. Finishes sweet with mellow ginger warmth. A good idea this beer but I think would work better if it was bigger and richer but I guess it would then lose it’s heritage.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2091) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle from Trembling Madness in York. A black beer that pours with a large foamy cream head. It has an initial hit of chocolate and ginger followed by a sweet liquorice finish. Superb! Bottle Conditioned.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan head. The nose is dark fruit, blackcurrant, blueberry, ginger and chocolate. The taste is ginger, spice, charcoal, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, wood and burnt toast, with a dry-roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
From bottle. Many thanks to Leighton for the pour. Deep brown color with a brownish-orange head. The nose is ginger cookies and sugar. Mild hints of vanilla bean and chocolate powder. The taste is taste is mild light vanilla and white chocolate. Spiced christmas cake and mild ginger powder. Mildly dry finish. A bit thin in the body, soft carbonation. Overall, I like the integration of flavors, but the thin mouthfeel marks this down a bit!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle shared at Paul’s big birthday bash at CPK, London. Pours brown with a moderate, foamy beige head. Big ginger nose with some nice chocolate accents. Medium to big sweet flavor with loads more ginger, light roast and some dark chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Robust ginger finish with light sting, modest roast, good chocolate. Fantastic balance. Great integration between the ginger and chocolate character. Of course you need to like ginger to enjoy this beer, but the overall balance and nuance here is excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7930) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Dull black with a thin beige foam. Aromas are toffee and roast malts with ginger. Smoky with cocoa husk and hazelnuts. Flavours are roast malt with dark chocolate and nuts. Spicy ginger with raisins and lemon. Gets better as it warms up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
500ml bottle, Inspire, Coventry, 22/02/12. Still pitch with a tan halo. Some ginger nuts in the aroma but I wouldn’t have picked them out blind; red apple, blackcurrant. Juicy stout with blackcurrant and apple fruit but what happened to the ginger? Thin bodied. Some bitter chocolate and well done pistachio. Decent flavours but as 6.5% stouts go, deeply average.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light ginger. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, ginger, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120118]


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