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Marble Chocolate Heavy

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Brewed by Marble
Style: English Strong Ale
Manchester, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
"A strong Ale with sweet malts, chocolate mid taste and a clean bitter finish, all set against a fruity yeast fragrance."


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle at Boreft Bier Festival 2010, Bodegraven. Opaque black brew with an dry hoppy taste and hints of chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask at Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, roasted malt, and chocolate, as well as lighter notes of cocoa beans and alcohol, leading to a dry, bitter, and roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2008
Carton from the 3 judges thanks to Ronnie. Arom is sweeter roasty malt, smokey burnt character, but mainly a small chocolaty sweetness. Taste is similar, with the hops nothing like as dominant as im used to from marble, just bittering. Lacking chocolate and body for me and the bittering hop is slighlty over done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate - both milk and dark chocolate, licorice, ginger - peppery. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is flat. ;o)) (020508)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
The cask version of the bottled Chocolate. Not quite so good but it’s still Marble and it’s still well worth a purchase. Black and tan looks. Bitter dark chocolate, roasty malt and dry on the palate. A little thin in the mouth sadly but another quality brew from one of my English favourites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 11/12/07. Near black with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted notes and prunes. Easy, smooth drinking with a long dry finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... deep black ... little iodine in nose ... decent roast malt some chocolate and again a little iodine.All round fairly solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Cask gravity at Jersey BF 2007. Stout-like in appearance. Roasted coffee in the scent. Dry finish with a sticky aftertaste. In the mouth, lots of roasted aromas, dark chocolate and some coffee. Bitter and lightly carbonated. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5163) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2006
Kent Beer Fest. Rich, dark and chocolately. Smooth with a good hop twist on the swallow. Mmm. Mine was a stout more than a strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7255) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
Cask at Merton Beer Festival July 7th, 8th 2006. Deep, deep brown with barely the faintest trace of a head. Whiff of dark chocolate on the nose and immediately on that initial taste. A sticky beer that coats envelopes your taste buds with its cocoa qualities, nicely bitter and sweet and very drinkable for its strength.


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