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Brewed by Marble
Style: Porter
Manchester, England

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned, Regular;


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Gravity på Steel City Beer & Cider Festival 30 Sep 10. Svart. Lavt luftig skum. Deilig aroma av sjokolade. Smaken det samme men også med innslag av røstet malt. Tørr avslutning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Shinning, pitch black body. Tiny brownish head. Elegant aroma of lightly roasted chocolate malts. Ditto taste profile with roasted bitterness to the end. Another well made brew from the brewery – very good, indeed. Gravity, good measured half pint at Steel City Beer Festival 30 Sep 10.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2624) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours near pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma is coffee chocolate, with some hints of wood and blackberries. Little bit of chocolate to start. Some coffee and chocolate on the finish. Quite thin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
espenra (861) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2010
50cl bottle. Best before 2011-06-11. Pitch black colour. Small to no head. Almost no aroma. A bit dry and dusty. Flavour is bitter and dry. Notes of dark cocoa, roasted coffee, roasted malts and some hops. Medium long aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2010
Small beige head. Barely translucent deep dark purplish red body. Chocolatey resiny coffee aroma, rather faint. Dry burnt chocolate and resin taste. Light, almost thin body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry fruity resiny aftertaste with mealy notes. Nice, drinkable, not terribly remarkable. Fairly bitter. (0.5l bottle shared by Ole_R.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Deep mahogny brown body. Low bubbley tan head. Modest aroma of cocoa powder and lightly roasted dark malts. Taste is dry and roasty with a cocoa/choco flavor dominating. Distinct earthy bitterness. Tones of dark fruits and burnt coffee. Not very full. Softly carbonated, dry and chalky in the mouth. Roasty and bitter notes in a dry ending.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle shared by OleR. Thanks! Pours a dark, reddish brown, almost like coca cola, topped off by a thin, quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma is dry, powdery chocolate and cocoa, a bit like flour, and some weak burnt notes. Just a quick stab of sweetness hits the tongue before a big, dry burntness and spicy finish ends it off. Some dark fruity notes as well. Fairly light bodied. Carbonation is sparse, but what’s there seems rather sharp in a way. I would have liked more sweetness and more body on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Bottle, tfs Vaiz! Deep dark pour, medium head. Aroma is english hops, roasted malt and some fruit. Chocolate? Flavour is dry bitterness with strong chocolate, roasted malt and a light sweetness. Nice somewhat smoky roasty chocolate flavour. Draft is waaaay more chocolate-ey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2010
500ml bottle at home: low hiss on opening. Black with chestnut edges. Very low large bubbled tan head. Nice aroma of cold brewed coffee with chocolate and a touch of ash. Slight herbal green behind the rest. Sturdy roast upon first sip, followed by a good amount of hop bite. Hop, coffee and some ash ride through the middle. Hop and roasted barley finish it out in the back of the mouth. Medium bodied, feels a bit thin on first sip but somehow "thickens up." I like this.


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