Plovmand (6122) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Borefts Festival. Black body with medium beige head. Light chocolate, some roast and coffee in the aroma. The flavour is chocolate, dry roasted, coffee and some dark fruit.
caesar (4599) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ BBF ’10. Dark color, short head. Aroma of bacon, chocolat, roasted. Very soft creamy taste, bit chocolat. Slight thin, but good. Nicely balanced.
Bontus (605) - Flanders, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the Borefts Bierfestival 2010. Fits the name as no other, lots of chocolate notes. Rather sweet but slick. Good.
joergen (19342) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Borefts Bier Festival 2010.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate and butter.
Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and butter.
sm89walt (1683) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Poured a very dark, ruddy brown with a negligible bubbly tan head. Milky chocolate, touches of diacetyl and background dry, roasty malt aromas. Plenty of milk chocolate on the tongue and a decent, lasting roasty, coffee, dark choc bitterness. Medium body, soft palate texture and lingering finish.
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th September 2010. Cask Pub & Kitchen. ’Meet The Brewer’
Very dark brown beer but it is clear. Tiny tan head. Light semi dry palate. Lots of nice dark flavours without any of them being heavy or bitter. Dark malt, trace of marmite, unsweet chocolate, trace of coffee. Fairly well joined up. Light but somewhat complex porter. Decent.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Rake. A little plastered by the time I had this so really apologies for such a lame rate. Great combination of well-balanced roasted malts, great bitterness levels, cream, substantial chocolate, a very biscuity texture in the malt, a little sweet in the malt, very very drinkable, dry roasted finish, an excellent bottle and one I’d like to have more of. Special thanks to Mes for his persistence with recommending me this obviously excellent brewery.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity, at Green Man Autumn BF ’10, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Dark brown, near black, with a small beige head. Dark malt aroma with suggestions of Marmite toast, marrowbone, and yeasty leather. Actually that gets nowhere near the actual aroma. Taste is fruity with ash and a sharp bitter finish. All that’s missing is chocolate.
DruncanVeasey (6800) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, The Marble Arch, Manchester. Black with ruby tints and a beige halo. Quite a bit of butter on the nose- sorry, burnt toast beneath. Drinks dangerous with good roasted nut and powdery cocoa. Bit thin, hints of Twiglet, ash and butter afters. Not blown away.
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really tasty stuff, nothing mind blowinf by any extent, but solid, well produced Ale. Pours black/brown with reddy/brown hues up against the light with a goood beige yellow head which receeds to a small but total covering. Aroma is a little lacking in my opinion, it’s all there, chocolate, herbal aromas, coal, earth and coffee, but it just seems a little bit subdued - having said this, this is my first bottled UK beer in arouund 6 months, with the exception of a couple of Brewdog experimental beers, which don;t count to me as they are far removed from traditional UK fare. Flavour is nice ad soft, palate is rounded and creamy, lots of coffee, some very dark chocolate, plum and prune like noites, then in to a nice charcoal bitter mids and finish. Not massively chocolatey, more coffe and espresso. All in all a nice start to Marble, as it’s my first beer, thouyght perhaps I’m yet to see their genius, it’s a very well made silky traditional stout. SO thumbs up. I just want the beer to live up to the hype!